Vernon Fisher

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The Fall of Icarus (after Bruegel), 2015 / Oil on Canvas / 60 x 60 inches

You're No Good, 2015 / Oil on Canvas / 54 x 54 inches

Portrait of a Lady, 2015 / acrylic on canvas / 54 x 54 inches

Under the Deep, Deep Sea, 2011 / Oil and acrylic on canvas / 44 x 44 inches

Stockton, 2010 / oil and acrylic on canvas / 74 x 80 x 4 inches

Swimming Lesions, December 16, 1994–February 12, 1995 / Two-sided blackboard wall. Acrylic on wallboard, chalk / Each side 12 x 40 feet / Installation at Blue Star Art Space, San Antonio, Texas

Stickchart Navigation, 1983 / Enamel and acrylic on wood, acrylic on laminated paper, seashells / 6 feet 10 inches x 22 feet 8 inches x 4 inches / Collection of Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C.

The Coriolis Effect, April 23–July 12, 1987 / Green neon, text on wall with tree branches / 17 x 15 x 5 feet / Installation at Los Angeles County Museum of Art / Collection of Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Tutor to a Lunatic, 1996 / Oil and blackboard slating on wood, porcelain knobs / 103 x 84 inches / Collection of High Museum of Art, Atlanta

Private Africa, 1995 / oil on blackboard slating on wood
92 7/8 x 93 9/16 inches
Collection of the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth

Bikini, 1987 / acrylic on canvas / 11 ½’ x 18 ½’
Collection of the Krnnert Art Museum, University of Illinois

Man Cutting Globe, 1988 / Acrylic on canvas / 72 x 78 inches / Collection of Los Angeles County Museum of Art

84 Sparrows, 1979 / acrylic, graphite, laminated paper / 14 x 30 feet / Collection of the Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth

Basutoland, 1986 / neon coil, umbrella, transformer, acrylic text
120 x 120 x 36 inches
Collection of the Arizona State University Art Museum

Baseball Cap, 1978 / photograph / 2 panels each 22 5/8 x 20 inches
Collection of Madison Museum of Contemporary Art

Movements Among the Dead, January 19–March 6, 1990 / Oil and acrylic on wall / 11’3” x 42’6” x 22’6” / Installation at the Museum of Modern Art: Projects 20, New York

Jocko at Dover, 2009 / oil and acrylic on canvas / 60 x 70 inches

Physics Question, 2008 / mixed media, oil on blackboard on wood / 47 x 57 inches

Screamer, 2008 / oil and acrylic on canvas / 45 x 54 inches

Disconsolate Pairs, 2006 / Oil and acrylic on canvas / 60 x 64 inches

Disconsolate Pairs (DETAIL), 2006 / Oil and acrylic on canvas / 60 x 64 inches

Animal, 2006 / Oil and acrylic on canvas / 48 x 48 inches

Animal (DETAIL), 2006 / Oil and acrylic on canvas / 48 x 48 inches

The Death of Marat, 2002 / Oil, wood and miscellaneous / 27.5 x 91 inches

Biography

Vernon Fisher's preoccupation with archive, information transmission, memory, and taxonomy stems from an early interest in how people make sense of the world. His hallmark blackboard paintings recall pedagogical lessons or speculative renderings, oftentimes replacing sequential logic with disordered notations analogous to excerpts from an unrepressed mindscape. Fisher’s work is often contextualized within a postmodern lineage, as expounded in Frances Colpitt's essay for the monograph, Vernon Fisher, University of Texas Press, 2010, which was produced in tandem with Vernon Fisher: K-Mart Conceptualism, the artist’s career retrospective at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth. Vernon Fisher (b. 1943, Texas) has been included in two Whitney Biennials (most recently in 2000). Museum installations include the Museum of Modern Art, NY; the Hirshhorn Museum, Washington, D.C.; and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago. Major public collections include: Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, (NY), Art Institute of Chicago (IL), Baltimore Museum of Art (MD), Corcoran Gallery of Art, Washington, D.C., Dallas Museum of Art (TX), Denver Art Museum (CO), Frederick R. Weisman Art Museum, Minneapolis (MN), High Museum of Art, Atlanta (GA), Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, D.C., Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL, Los Angeles County Museum of Art (CA), Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (IL), Museum of Fine Arts, Houston (TX), Museum of Modern Art (NY), Orange County Museum of Art (CA), Phoenix Art Museum (AZ), San Antonio Museum of Art (TX), Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego (CA), San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (CA), Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (NY), Wadsworth Museum of Art (CT), Tucson Museum of Art, (AZ), Whitney Museum of American Art, and The Walker Art Center, Minneapolis (MN). The artist lives and works in Fort Worth, TX.