For her solo exhibition A Little Bit of But, on view at LA><ART from November 12, 2016 through January 7, 2017, Los Angeles based artist Kim Fisher presented her largest installation work to date. The show comprised both an architectural intervention and a new body of paintings; a large–scale, printed paper installation curtained the main gallery, creating a layered environment of color and shape that was 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 incorporated text painted in a Time New Roman font. Dislocated from their source material -- lifestyle and fashion magazines from the past fifty-plus years that Fisher avidly collects – the words became poetic and at times melancholy. Many of these fragments were lifted from outdated articles telling women of a certain class how to think, look, or behave, from diet to plastic surgery to suburban living.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 revealed a subtle feminist critique that held the glossy world of women’s magazines in a curious, hazy regard.
The exhibition catalog, designed by Joe Gilmore, features an essay by curator Catherine Taft and presents images of all artworks of the show. Offset printing. Paperback. 44 pages. 10’’x8’’
Kim Fisher received a BFA from the University of California, Los Angeles, and an MFA from Otis College of Art and Design. Her work was included in the 2014 Made in L.A. Biennial at the Hammer Museum and she had a solo exhibition at Shane Campbell Gallery in Chicago in December, 2016.