Louise Fishman

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(Sept. 7-Oct. 28) — An exhibition of Louise Fishman’s new paintings, made in 2016 and 2017, that push to extremes the artist’s spontaneous improvisations upon an implied grid, in works that range widely in scale, from 4"x6" inches to 96" in width. The paint can be troweled, squeezed from the tube, diluted into a wash, or pressed on with a sheet of paper and pulled off. The mediums include oil, watercolor, egg tempera, colored pencil, ink and graphite.

Writing in Bomb magazine, the artist Archie Rand has persuasively argued that Fishman belongs “in the last open slot of the first generation of Ab Ex,” while at the same time comparing her to such dissimilar painters as John Sloan, Frederick Remington, Bram van Velde, Pierre Bonnard and Georges Braque. She also occupies the paradoxical position of reconciling her formalist concerns with a strong commitment to her Jewish, feminist, lesbian identity.

Tues-Thurs 10am-6pm and Fri 10am-3pm

Opening Reception: Thursday, September 7, 6pm–8pm.

WHEN AND HOW OFTEN

Tuesday, September 26, 2017 (All day)

ORGANIZATION

EVENT LOCATION

Cheim & Read
547 W. 25th St.
New York, NY 10001

MAIN EVENT PHONE

(212) 242-7727