Fish’s artworks elude every attempt to enclose them in language, and they resist explanation. They become something only a painting can be.
For Julia Fish, the ordinary is not banal, as it was for Andy Warhol and his followers, who seek out the sensational rather than stop to examine the small sensation.
We are not likely to stop and ponder the things we daily pass by and over, but Julia Fish clearly does.
I urge viewers not to miss the rare opportunity to linger over Julia Fish’s paintings and drawings, which were last exhibited in New York in 2005. A group of recent works can be seen in Julia Fish: Threshold, currently on display at David Nolan Gallery.