Painting Artist-in-Residence Beverly Fishman is part of two exhibitions at Jack Shainman Gallery in NYC, The Coffins of Paa Joe and the Pursuit of Happiness. Both exhibitions focus on spirituality and according to Hyperallergic, “Jack Shainman’s summer show, spread across galleries in Chelsea and Kinderhook, NY, effectively encourages existential reckoning.
ArtNews says about the exhibtions, “Beside the 16th-century painting by the Spanish artist Francisco Pacheco work hangs Beverly Fishman’s Untitled (ADHD/Opioid Cocktail), 2016, a shaped painting on wood that mimics the geometric patterning and bright orange and purple hues of typical store-bought drug capsules. The stark juxtaposition of the Fishman—which reflects on more modern modes of seeking out altered states—beside a grinning Gonzaga is a fine example of a trick this exhibition manages again and again: drawing together artists that are separated by centuries but contemplating the nature of transcendence in related ways.”
The two interrelated exhibitions at the gallery’s Chelsea location and The School located in Kinderhook, NY. The show upstate continues into January.