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A Little Bit of But
Nov 12, 2016 - Jan 7, 2017
Opening: November 12, 2016 6-9PM
LAXART is pleased to present A Little Bit of But, a solo exhibition by Los Angeles–based artist Kim Fisher. Featuring Fisher's largest installation work to date, this exhibition comprises both an architectural intervention and a new body of paintings; a large–scale, printed paper installation curtains the main gallery, creating a layered environment of color and shape that is echoed in a series of abstract and text–based canvases. Appearing as torn sheets of paper mounted on velvety black grounds, several of these canvases incorporate text painted in a Times New Roman font. Dislocated from their source material—lifestyle and fashion magazines from the past fifty–plus years that Fisher avidly collects—the words become poetic and at times melancholy. Many of the fragments are lifted from outdated articles telling women of a certain class how to think, look, or behave, from diet to plastic surgery to suburban living. The works reveal a subtle feminist critique that holds the glossy world of women's magazines in a curious, hazy regard.