Beverly Fishman - The Promise of Happiness
For the first time in Germany, Walter Storms Galerie is showing the powerful, visually electrifying works of American Beverly Fishman. With her highly polished, three-dimensional "pill reliefs", the renowned artist gives the pharmaceutical industry a completely new visual language in terms of content by creating seemingly abstract compositions in bright colours from iconic tablet shapes. Her geometric wall reliefs stand for a product aesthetic that counters the hard-edge with a contemporary interpretation.
Beverly Fishman, born in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania in 1955, graduated from the Philadelphia College of Art and Yale University in Connecticut. She lives and works in Detroit/Michigan, where she chairs the painting department at Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1992.
Her work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Michigan), the Miami Art Museum (Florida), and the Istanbul Art Centre, among others. Most recently, she has had exhibitions at Miles McEnery Gallery, New York (2020); Cranbrook Museum of Art, Bloomfield Hills, Michigan (2020); Columbus of Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio (2019); Lehmann Maupin, New York (2019); Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago (2018); DOSE, an exhibition curated by Nick Cave at CUE Art Foundation, New York (2017); and Borusan Contemporary Art Collection, Istanbul (2017).
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Shown: Beverly Fishman, Untitled (Bipolar, Parkinson's, Anxiety, Two Opioid Addiction) 2021, urethane paint on wood. Image courtesy of the artist and Miles McEnery Gallery, New York
Courtesy of Walter Storms Galerie, Munich