Paintings by Vernon Fisher
Paintings resembling blackboards. The chalk drawings uses motifs from cartoons, scientific illustrations, and film stills.
The blackboard lends itself to my interest in the clutter that accompanies the mind at work. Seemingly random and disordered notations, for instance, are not unexpected on a blackboard because we’re used to the notion that blackboards are where ideas are worked out and are often shared with others. I’ve never thought of the chalk marks as entirely my own. Drawing on the blackboards, especially early on, can feel a little like an actor playing a role. It’s a way of being expressive without being self-conscious.