Mandalas and Beachscapes
February 12 to March 7, 2015
Opening reception: Thursday, February 12, 5:00 to 7:00 p.m.
Winchester Modern presents previously unseen late work from Canadian artist Brian Fisher.
These evocative mandalas and abstract landscapes were painted during the artist's last years when he lived in Australia. While there is the temptation to fit his oeuvre somewhere within the op art genre, Fisher's intention was always to "go beyond optical gymnastics: it is our relation to space, especially landscape space, that forms the 'subject matter' of the artist's work."
Fisher's most important Canadian commission was a mural for the Montreal International Airport at Dorval, which has long been regarded as "one of the most successful marriages of art and architecture in Canada."