Los Angeles

Kim Fisher

China Art Objects Galleries

The allure of the monochromatic.

Well, yes, of course, it’s like the wish to say something so completely that the entire continent of saying can be left forever. And these big red paintings, marked in red (with one small white exception) with a kind of insignia or logo pushed at times to the edge of the field or centering it grandly, all on sumptuous brown linen, would appear to be an attempt at finitude, an attempt to bring together the specificity and thrill of the now (as embodied by fashion) and the lush severity and awe of Great Painting. To put it bluntly: Kim Fisher ponders whether the beautiful can be joined with the sublime, a big no-no for Kant and others.

The coordinates Fisher has set up for herself are Ad Reinhardt, Robert Ryman, Stephen Prina, and (even if almost every piece has the logo initials AC of André Courrèges) Prada. The caring attention to color, the subtlest gradations

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