Joe Fisher

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Artwork
The Chromophobiac dreams 2 54" x 54" acrylic on canvas
The Chromophobiac dreams 54" x 54" acrylic on canvas
Entropy 0339 54" x 54" acrylic on canvas
rolling-thunder 60" x 43" acrylic on canvas
Joe
Fisher
Artist's Statement

Sometimes it takes me a while to get past the confluence of images surrounding me from computer screens, TV, film, iphone or the assaultive environment of New York where I live and work. Statements by artists I admire make it easier to confront and do my paintings such as from Degas, “Make a drawing, begin it again, trace it; begin it again and trace it again” or from Jasper Johns, “Do something, do something to that, and then do something to that.” It tells me the difficulties in making art has a long history going back to the cave paintings. I avoid a comfort zone going over and over revising or creating another variation until I am left with a challenging result because to me painting is what I need to do not just what I want to do.

Bio/Resume

Born Nicosia, Cyprus
Studied Pratt Institute and Cooper Union
Cooper Union Alumni Achievement Award
Yaddo residency

Joe Fisher's Website

Shown at the following:
OK Harris, NY
Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art CT
Meadow Brook Art Gallery, Oakland University CA
The Bowers Museum, Santa Ana Cal
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts, AL
Walker Street Art Gallery, NY
SOHO Center for Visual Artists
Museum of Art, University of Michigan
The Cummer Museum of Art, Jacksonville, FA
Kipp Gallery - Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Davison Art Center - Wesleyan University, CT
Krannert Art Museum, University of Illinois
Memorial Art Gallery, University of Rochester, NY
Elvehjem Art Center, University of Wisconsin
Moravian College, Penn
Sideshow Gallery NY
Janet Kurnatowski Gallery NY
FilmRise Gallery NY
Sidney Mishkin Gallery at Baruch NY
No. Six Depot, MA