Words and Pictures
Wichita Falls Museum of Art at Midwestern State University Texas
March 21 – May 30, 2020
The Wichita Falls Museum of Art at MSU Texas presents Words and Pictures a traveling exhibition organized by the University of North Texas College of Visual Arts and Design, Denton. Words and Pictures features paintings, sculptures and installations from 1980-2019 by the nationally accomplished Texas artist Vernon Fisher. Fisher came of age in the twentieth century, characterized by cultural and theological scholars as the bloodiest and most brutal century in history. Like many artists of his era, including poets and writers who inspire him, Fisher explores what it means to be lost and searching in the face of indifference. His art is a personal expression of what life feels like. His paintings, typified by compositions of floating imagery and overlaid texts, present an unresolved narrative, intended to leave viewers with an overarching sense of emotion. Embracing postmodern humor, irreverence, and anti-closure, Vernon Fisher creates images of hopeful uncertainty.