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About The Show

 

About the Show: 

A Question of Emphasis: Louise Fishman Drawing is on display at the Krannert Art Museum August 26th, 2021-February 26th 2022. This show "is the first career spanning exhibition and publication of Fishman’s works on paper from 1964 to the present. The project includes more than 100 works from the artist’s archive that have rarely been exhibited alongside significant institutional and private loans." (from exhibit website)

In Remembrance of Louise Fishman

 "Krannert Art Museum mourns the passing of Louise Fishman, an artist whose unwavering commitments to both abstraction and feminism will continue to thrive through her work. Fishman was a process-driven painter whose canvases often matched the reach of her arms, showing evidence of scrapers, trowels, and other materials that she applied to add texture or transfer wet paint away from the surface. Fishman’s devotion to such physical ways of working and her many references to literature, music, and queer life were inseparable from her efforts to transcend society’s restrictions on her various identities: Jewish, lesbian, feminist. Her work and life provide a model for an affirming practice and for making kinship among those one loves."

(from curator Amy L. Powell's In Memoriam for Louise Fishman on KAM's website) 

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