Thu 9 Mar 2023 to Sat 22 Apr 2023
456 North Camden Drive, CA 90210 Urs Fischer: Ice Cream Truck Democracy
Artist: Urs Fischer
Life is one long decay, no? There’s a lot of beauty in it, like the patina in an old city.
Gagosian presents Ice Cream Truck Democracy, an exhibition of paintings by Urs Fischer. In this new series of works, which occupies a range of sizes and formats, Fischer combines silkscreened, hand-painted, and hand-stenciled imagery, applying a collage-like aesthetic to his personal observations of Los Angeles.
Rather than aiming for a comprehensive portrait of the city, Fischer evokes the experience of moving—by car, bike, or foot—through a visually rich and ever-changing metropolitan environment that is impossible to pin down through singular, static depiction. Incorporating fragments of his own photographs, his new paintings blend figuration and abstraction, reflecting a characteristically American preference for the fragmented and the episodic over central or iconic imagery. Each complex urban landscape tells, in Fischer’s phrase, “a tale of ten cities.”Installation view, Urs Fischer: Ice Cream Truck Democracy at Gagosian, Beverly Hills, March 9 - April 22, 2023. Artwork © Urs Fischer. Courtesy Gagosian. Photo: Stefan Altenburger