Exhibition Curated by Nick Cave (Fiber ’89)
Bloomfield Hills, Mich., Feb. 9, 2017 – Join Beverly Fishman, Artist-in-Residence and Head of the Painting Department at Cranbrook Academy of Art, and Academy alumnus Nick Cave (Fiber ’89), at CUE Art Foundation in New York City on February 23 for the opening of Fishman’s latest solo exhibition, Beverly Fishman: DOSE. The exhibition is curated by Cave, who says the best way to describe Fishman’s new work is “narcotic euphoria.”
The opening reception is on February 23 from 6-8pm, and the exhibition will continue its run through April 5, 2017.
Featuring a series of luminescent, geometric forms that resemble the shapes of common pharmaceuticals, Fishman’s new work straddles the line between sculpture and post-painterly abstractions. As with much of her work, Fishman uses the medium as an avenue for social critique, probing the pharmaceutical industry’s aesthetic decisions and branding strategies. Many of these pieces have been executed on a monumental scale.
According to Cave, the work is a chromium “call-to-arms” delivered with conversely sinister subtlety. It engages with the legacies of Frank Stella, Gary Lang, and Peter Max, all post-Joseph Albers, who brought a hard edge to painting and exploited color to tap into an affective and human motivational state. According to the gallery, Fishman takes all that happens up in the viewer’s head and envelops the heart and pushes it through the entire nervous system. This exhibition uses the familiar, pharmaceutical shaped, and multi-faceted forms of “the daily dose” as the body for her work, so that her deceptively logical and internally vetted color combinations can “sound off” as the voice.
CUE’s exhibition program selects artists via a hybrid process, featuring solo exhibitions curated by established artists, alongside a series of solo and group exhibition selected by an annual open call.
For more information visit the CUE Art Foundation website here.
CUE is located at 137 West 25th Street, in New York, New York. View the full exhibition press release here.
Top: Beverly Fishman, Untitled (Split Pill / Alcoholism), 2016, Urethane paint on wood, 67 x 60 x 2 inches. Kari and Nick Coburn Collection. Photo: PD Rearick.