Into the Blue
Featuring: Matthew F Fisher
Show runs Feb 2 – March 17, 2018
Art Murmur Reception: Friday March 2nd, 5-8pm
Johansson Projects presents Into the Blue, a solo show by Matthew F Fisher. Part moony Florida evenings, part castaway, part neo-pastel, part noir, part performative water works, part astro-physic – all of Fisher’s paintings approach the perfect through the imperfect. There’s a level of completeness, of polish, of finish to each painting, while still basking in the hand drawn. The quivering stillness of a straight line amplifies the unseen human energy.
These are images of a moment, maybe several, that have happened or will. They’re not magical or surreal or overtly spiritual. Rather they are once-in-a-life-time action frozen at just the right instant: everything aligns, everything you’ve ever done has lead up to right now, right here.
Matthew F Fisher’s paintings have been exhibited extensively in California, New York, London, and Atlanta, He is a recipient of residencies and awards from the Pollock Krasner Foundation, Yaddo, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Born in Boston, Massachusetts, Fisher received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University.