Louise Fishman
October 14 – November 14, 1998
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Cheim & Read is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings and drawings by Louise Fishman. As Nathan Kernan writes in the text essay that accompanies the exhibition:

"Louise Fishman has been searchingly committed to abstract painting for well over 30 years, yet in a way there is nothing "abstract" about her paintings. They are not abstract-expressionist "landscapes," or pared-down images of one thing or another with the details simply "abstracted" out of them or refined away. Fishman's painting is not a kind of summary of a more fully described image from which it has fastidiously withdrawn itself, as may be the case for Mondrian or Kelly, say, (artists whose work has been important to her). The word "abstract" derives from the Latin for "to draw away" (abs-trahere), whereas a Fishman is at no remove from anything, but is complete and real in itself. It is, in the largest sense, concrete (from concrescere, "to grow together") and seems at times to aspire to the condition of a natural object: perhaps a rock, bearing evidence of accretions, sediments and erosions. In her paintings formalism has "grown together" with natural forces, chance, intellectual courage, the inherent qualities of paint and the rhythms and reach of the body to produce powerfully suggestive works of alchemical transmutations and shifting forms."


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Louise Fishman
October 22 – November 21, 2015
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Reinventing Abstraction
New York Painting in the 1980s
June 27, 2013
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Reinventing Abstraction curated by Raphael Rubinstein
June 27 – August 30, 2013
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The Women in Our Life: A Fifteen Year Anniversary Exhibition
June 30 – September 17, 2011
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Abstractions by Gallery Artists
September 24 – October 3, 2009
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Brooklyn Rail 3/08
Lynda Benglis, Louise Bourgeois, Louise Fishman
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Soutine and Modern Art
The New Landscape/The New Still Life
June 22 – September 8, 2006
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Soutine and Modern Art
The New Landscape/The New Still LIfe
May 31, 2006
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Small Paintings
HAND PAINTED PICTURES by Ingo Meller, Louise Fishman, Juan Uslé, Richmond Burton, Joan Mitchell, Mary Heilmann, Bill Jensen, Jack Pierson, Dona Nelson, Eva Hes
July 1 – 31, 1998

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