Thursday 19th Oct 1pm.
The MAC, Downstairs Theatre.
In Partnership with the MAC’s Public Programmes.
Location: The MAC, Downstairs Theatre
Louise Fishman’s work celebrates process. In monumental, energetic surfaces of densely layered colour and texture, her abstract paintings exemplify a driven exploration of materials and mark-making. Using scrapers and trowels, along with traditional paintbrushes, Fishman constructs loosely-gridded compositions by adding, scraping away and re-applying paint. While Fishman’s paintings do not openly narrate the events of her life, they are rooted in her cultural, political and emotional experiences.
Fishman lives and works in New York City. She is represented in many collections, including: the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; the National Museum of Women in the Arts, Washington, D.C.; the High Museum of Art, Atlanta, Georgia; and the Jewish Museum, New York, among others.
Louise Fishman is featured in the MAC’s exhibition, Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness, curated by John Walter for the Hayward Touring Curatorial Open. The exhibition runs from 20 October 2017 – 14 January 2018. More