The Plant 2006

James Osher
Gestures 9: November 11, 2006 – January 7, 2007
Materials
c-prints, paint, pencil

The surface of the wall in Osher s piece is laboriously worked with text and bears traces of earlier expression Words have greater significance...

Description

The surface of the wall in Osher’s piece is laboriously worked with text, and bears traces of earlier expression. Words have greater significance in the artist’s work than before, but the search for a powerful image (a plant with extraordinary powers) is explored in purely visual terms too, and in different ways.

 

Curated by Graham Shearing

About the Artist

James Osher attended Carnegie Mellon University, the San Francisco Art Institute, and Cooper Union. Studying with John Baldessari and Alan Kaprow, Osher received his MFA from the California Institute of the Arts, Valencia. Osher’s career evolved from painting to conceptually focused work, creating large-scale urban environmental sculptures.