Louise Fishman's show, redux

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Louise Fishman Berm 2006 oil on canvas 12" x 16"

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Louise Fishman Arctic Sea 2007 acrylic on canvas 72" x 65"

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Louise Fishman Heart On Fire 2007 acrylic on canvas 66" x 39"


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Louise Fishman Geography 2007 acrylic on canvas 72" x 65"


Barry and I went back to Louise Fishman's show at Cheim & Read on Saturday, partly because we knew the artist was going to be there, and partly because I wanted to photograph one of the paintings I had seen hanging in the rear of the gallery during the opening reception. That small oil, which is not actually part of the show, is the image at the top of this post. The next three images represent a little of what I referred to in my first post, Fishman's enormous confidence with color and the diversity of the means used in displaying it.

In the back of the gallery, in addition to "Berm", we saw another dozen or so paintings. All of them were equally as terrific, and all of which Fishman had completed in the last two years or so. We were told that the gallery had literally run out of installation space well before the artist had run out of work.


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Louise Fishman Loose the Flood 2009 [approximately 66" x 38"]