Louise Fishman: A Retrospective


Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016
12:00 am


Louise Fishman: A Retrospective features over 50 works, created by the artist from 1968 through 2015. This exhibition traces the course and development of Fishman’s career, featuring early hard-edged grid paintings of the late 1960s, feminist-inspired woven-and-stitched works and the explosive “Angry Paintings” of the 1970s, “Remembrance and Renewal” works made in response to a transformative visit to Auschwitz and Terezin in1988, culminating in the calligraphic and gestural abstractions for which she is widely known. Paintings inspired by the artist’s residency at the Emily Harvey Foundation in Venice in 2011 and by the work of British artist J.M.W. Turner complete the exhibition. Throughout it all, Fishman experimented with style and medium, and she varied her approach. Yet, she ultimately remained true to abstraction, employing a thicket of brush strokes that are dynamic, bold, energetic, passionate, and intensely physical, often infused by a spirit of resistance and discontent. “My paintings are very athletic, very musical; they’re architectural,” the artist recently explained to a visitor to her studio. “Feminism taught me I could do anything.”

Photo: Louise Fishman, Serenissima, 2012. Oil on linen. 70 x 88 inches. Collection Jan and Barry Zubrow, New Jersey. Photograph courtesy Cheim & Read, New York.

Event Location and Ticket Information

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Neuberger Museum of Art
Purchase College SUNY 735 Anderson Hill Road
Purchase, New York 10577
Handicap Accessible? Yes

Date: Sunday, April 3, 2016 - Sunday, July 31, 2016
Times: 12:00 am

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Presenter: Neuberger Museum of Art
Presenter Phone: 914-251-6100
Presenter Website: www.neuberger.org

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