Spotlight interview: Owen Fisher

When Owen Fisher photographs a vehicle, he attempts to capture a frame that is unfamiliar for the viewer.

“You want to show a point of interest,” Fisher explained. “I look for the car in some sort of interesting setting.”

Fisher is one of several artists to be featured in the upcoming Hot Rod Review show opening Saturday and closing June 30 at the Five Points Museum of Contemporary Art.

The show will open on the same day as the 7th annual Victoria Art Car Parade Saturday at the the museum, located at 1201 N. Moody Street.

His work will feature photos of Cuban cars, photographed during four different trips to Cuba – two from 2013, one from 2016 and another in 2017.

In the case of Cuban cars, which have been photographed several times, Fisher says he looks for cars that are part of a scene.

“I’m looking to combine the car with the environment and perhaps people interacting around it,” Fisher said.

The show will include work by photographer Keith Testa, sculpture by Renee Tantillo and mini-art cars by Victoria school district students as part of the Manhattan Art Program.