Anya Fisher Kaleidoscope is currently on view at Sullivan Goss – An American Gallery in the contemporary gallery, across from Howard Warshaw: New Forms. Together, these shows create quite the engaging pair. Both artists were colleagues and contemporaries of the great muralist, Rico Lebrun, who influenced the two painters in unique ways. Fisher developed her vision out of Cubism, using bright, high-key colors and overlapping shapes to suggest vibrancy and creative interpretation.
Fisher was born in Odessa, Russia in 1905. However, when her life took a massive turn when Bolshevik revolutionaries killed her father and she was forced to relocate to Minnesota with relatives, she desperately explored creative outlets such as painting. After getting married and eventually relocating to Los Angeles, Fisher enrolled in classes with Lebrun at the Jepson Art Institute. With much perseverance, Fisher fashioned a career that landed her work in notable collections, including the Pasadena Art Museum.
Since 1984, Sullivan Goss has represented Fisher’s work, and upon her death in 1995, the gallery purchased her estate. Kaleidoscope marks Fisher’s sixth solo show with the Sullivan Goss Gallery. Kaleidoscope is currently on view and will continue to June 3.