May 27, 2012

EMAIL: A note from Matthew Fisher

Hello Sharon,

Hope your trip out to Seattle went safely and the show looked great.

Matthew Fisher here, from Unfunny Show and French soldiers. I wanted to let you know that my work has made a major shift: away from the figure, props, historical, and pretty much everything else that defined my "earlier" works. I have kept the bewilderment of the nature's awesomeness, and strayed into a more stylized/abstract depiction of the ocean and sun. After my last show of stacked still life objects, I really wanted to get lost again in painting and seriously set out to discover something new to paint. It wasn't until I sat down, and told myself to draw "nothing" that I stumbled upon the motif of the beach grass and setting sun.

If you find yourself in New York, please stop by MULHERIN + POLLARD Projects, 187 Chrystie Street, for my solo show Asea, Aloof.

Thank you for all your painting love,

M a t t-------


Hey Matthew--new work looks intriguing--a big departure. I'll try to stop by and see the show. Congratulations!


Thanks Sharon!

I think  these are the paintings I have always wanted to make but didn't know how.
Funny how sometimes you have to say everything so next time you can say nothing?

I thought about calling the show The Fiction of Nothing. Maybe that's the subtitle....

Still got two paintings to finish,
have a great weekend,
M a t t


Hi Matt,

May I run some of your images with your note? I love what you said about the paintings. It will be an "email feature," something I started recently to publish letters I've written and received.

Let me know what you think. I know the show is only up through this weekend, but I wanted to post something about it.

All best,


Good morning Sharon, happy and safe holiday. Sounds good! Thanks for nice words on the new work. The show was a success, feels good to have a new body of work out there (my first shift since I started the soldiers 9 years ago) and have already picked up in the studio where the show left off...
M a t t

 Matthew Fisher, The Flatlands, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 20 x 24 inches

  Matthew Fisher, .....So, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 14 x 9 inches

Matthew Fisher, Hero's Exit, 2011, acrylic on canvas, 19 x 15 inches

 Matthew Fisher, Little Mother, 2012, acrylic on canvas, 13 x 16 inches

"Matthew Fisher: Asea Aloof," Mulherin + Pollard, Lower East Side, New York, NY. Through May 27, 2012. Note:The gallery website says the show is up through May 27--but I'm not sure if they are open on Memorial Day weekend.

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