Blouin Info, January 9, 2018

Kavi Gupta exhibits Beverly Fishman’s “Beverly Fishman” at their Chicago venue.

Beverly Fishman’s “Beverly Fishman” is a solo exhibition of original work combining the handmade with the industrial. The artist employs a variety of techniques to explore technological, scientific, and biological systems of perception and representation, instigating constructive conversations about the ways people see their bodies and minds, and construct their identities. Some of her most illustrious bodies of work engage with the visual language of the medical industrial complex. The highly-polished “Pill” reliefs utilize iconic pharmaceutical forms as the basis for seemingly abstract compositions that radiate with color. Fishman’s work is daringly open and poetically kindles the most pressing issues of our time.

Fishman got her MFA from Yale in 1980 and has received multiple prestigious awards, including a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation Fellowship, the Louis Comfort Tiffany Foundation Award, and an NEA Fellowship Grant. Her work has been written about extensively in the press, including in The New York Times, Art21 Magazine, Hyperallergic, Art Critical and Juxtapose. Her recent solo exhibitions include DOSE, curated by Nick Cave, at the CUE Art Foundation, New York, NY, Pill Spill, at the Detroit Institute of Art, Detroit, MI, and Pharmako, at Galerie Richard, Paris, France. Her works are displayed at Miami Art Museum, the MacArthur Foundation, Alfred Taubman, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Columbus Museum of Art, The Kresge Art Museum, and the Istanbul Art Centre.

The exhibition will be on view from February 24 through April 28, 2018 at Kavi Gupta, 219 N. Elizabeth St., Chicago, IL 60607.

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