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Naomi Fisher:Line in the Sand
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Published: April 08 2009

© Naomi Fisher / Courtesy of Tomio Koyama Gallery "untitled" (2009)

The exhibition will present never before seen photographs from Fisher's personal "photo-archives", images captured over the last 10 years, as well as new paintings. Over 180 photographs have been selected by artist and curator Agatha Wara and will be reproduced as an installation wallpapering the entire gallery space. Alongside will be Fisher's new paintings, creating a relationship between the direct documentation of the photographs and the inner world explored in her paintings.

"Among the photographs in the exhibition are ones of familiar subjects: empowered underwear-clad, nature-loving ladies, as well as, perhaps less familiar, images of a more modest (subdued) nature, exploring everyday subjects; little nonchalant gems interspersed throughout the walls. The variety of subjects shown in these images will emphasize Fisher's diverse point of view. As a departure from Fisher's previous work, the new paintings in the exhibition will place the viewer in the midst of Fisher's train of thought, derived from her subconscious, dreams, and her own photography. By displaying such a multitude of photographs alongside new paintings, the installation creates an environment that provides a multi-layered visual journey into Fisher's world."
- Agatha Wara

Naomi Fisher is one of the first artists born and raised in Miami to emerge in the past decade to participate in the international dialogue of the art world, exhibiting in such venues as the Palais de Tokyo, Paris; Pinchuk Art Center, Kiev; Halle fur Kunst, Luneburg; Kemper Museum, Kansas City; Kunsthalle Wein, Vienna; and the Kunsthaus Baselland, Basel. Fisher's work is in the permanent collections of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, The Rubell Family Collection, Deste Foundation, Museum of Contemporary Art, North Miami and the New Museum of Contemporary Art, Altoids Collection. In addition to her career as an artist she co-founded and jointly runs the Bas Fisher Invitational, an artist run alternative art space. Agatha Wara is an artist and curator currently living in Miami. From 2004-2008 she relocated to Tokyo where she co-founded 101TOKYO, Japan's first international contemporary art fair, and acted as Director for 2008. For her latest project, Death By Basel at Fredric Snitzer Gallery in Miami, Wara selected several artist from Japan: Ken Kagami, Yamatake EYE, Yoshiaki Kuribara and the artist collective Chim↑Pom, to feature their work alongside 6 international artists. By exposing emerging Japanese artists abroad, through exhibitions and curated projects, Wara continues her interest in Japanese contemporary art. Wara is currently working with the Bas Fisher Invitational, an artist run space founded by Naomi Fisher and Hernan Bas. * The text was provided by Tomio Koyama Gallery.


Last Updated on April 11 2009

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