Beverly FIshman, The Promise of Happiness: Walter Storms Galerie | Munich, Germany
For the first time in Germany, Walter Storms Galerie is showing the powerful, visually electrifying works of American Beverly Fishman. With her highly polished "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 three-dimensional, geometric wall reliefs are not immediately associated with pills; rather, they stand for a product aesthetic that counters the hard edge with a contemporary interpretation.
Beverly Fishman, who holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Philadelphia College of Art and a Master of Fine Arts from Yale University, lives and works in Detroit, Michigan, where she has also headed the Department of Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1992.
Her work is in the collections of the Detroit Institute of Arts (Michigan), Miami Art Museum (Florida), and 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).
– Curatorial text courtesy of Walter Storms Galerie