Morgan Fisher: Passing Time

Morgan Fisher / Passing Time

Opening Reception: Thursday, October 25th, 6-9pm

Working in Los Angeles since the mid-1960s, Morgan Fisher has a long history of applying a conceptual eye and mind to the materials and technologies of Hollywood. While lauded as a filmmaker, Fisher has also produced a cogent body of painting, photography, and drawing. Morgan Fisher / Passing Time, curated by Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi, is the first exhibition of Fisher’s oeuvre to bring the full range of his endeavors into sharp focus in his hometown.

“Of course we know that without the artist there isn’t a work,” Fisher has stated. “But at least construction, and the performative within construction, enact the wish to reduce the visibility of this unavoidable fact.” An arrangement of photographs, videos, works on paper, and a key series of paintings aims to elucidate Fisher’s steadfast pursuit of non-subjective things, while also, counter-intuitively, revealing the figure of the artist as a stubborn, although frequently occluded, consequence of his production. The exhibition spotlights the career of an elusive Los Angeles éminence grise, providing, in a moment of obnoxious, self-obsession, an opportunity to reflect upon other ways of constructing the aesthetic.

Curated by Bruce Hainley and Sohrab Mohebbi with Carmen Amengual, curatorial assistant. 

Related Screening

Sunday, November 4

Films by Morgan Fisher followed by a conversation with the artist

This exhibition is made possible with the generous support by the Jerry and Terri Kohl Family Foundation. Additional support provided by REDCAT Circle. 

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