Louise Fishman is active/lives in New York, Pennsylvania. Louise Fishman is known for gestural, abstract geometric painting, calligraphy.
Biography Louise Fishman
Following is a review of three exhibitions by Louise Fishman titled "A Restless Spirit", written by Carrie Moyer and published in Art in America, October 1, 2012.
A legendary talker, Franz Kline is famous for saying that "painting is like hands stuck in a mattress." Kline's remark vividly conjures the image of a painter wrestling with the inert pigment in order to feel his image and bring it to life. Intensely tactile and athletic, the paintings of Louise Fishman seem to have been born of this impulse.
At 73, she has spent more than 50 years pitching dynamic gestural painting up against the cool austerity of the grid. The result is an oeuvre that is resolutely idiosyncratic and canonical at the same time. In her work,
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