June 12, 2010
Press Release - BEVERLY FISHMAN "FUTURE NATURAL"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Beverly Fishman
FUTURE NATURAL



June 11 through July 17, 2010
Opening reception with artist, Saturday evening,
June 19, 2010, 5:00-8:00 PM

David Richard Contemporary
130 Lincoln Avenue, Suite D, Santa Fe, NM 87501
p 505-983-9555 | f 505-983-1284 | www.DavidRichardContemporary.com

David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present FUTURE NATURAL, a solo exhibition of new work by Beverly Fishman and the gallery’s inaugural exhibition. Fishman’s artistic practice comments on medical data becoming an increasing part of our identities and our growing reliance on medications to make us look, feel and perform better.

FUTURE NATURAL consists of two bodies of work in which the physicality and materiality, in terms of scale and experience, are an important aspect of the exhibition. In the front gallery, fourteen paintings consist of psychedelic optical patterns of layered medical data, silkscreened in fluorescent-colored acrylic and enamel paint onto polished stainless steel. Four larger-than-life narrow verticals are hung low to the ground allowing us to see our entire reflections like a mirror through the barrage of medical data. Four larger horizontals are diptychs or triptychs, approximately 56 to 58 inches in height and 84 inches in length, enable the reflections of multiple viewers to be captured and comingled with the data. The six smaller pieces capture just the head of the viewer.

In the gallery’s project room, Fishman has installed 70 pill-shaped wall sculptures in what looks like the residue from a fist-full of pills that were thrown into the room and stuck to the walls. These pill sculptures are made of resin and phosphorescent pigments that glow in the dark. One’s favorite crutch will be recognized and the glow in the dark feature only enhances the soothing and lulling effect.

Beverly Fishman received her MFA from Yale University in 1980. Currently, she lives in Bloomfield Hills, Michigan where she has been Artist-in-Residence and Head of Painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art since 1992. Fishman has had nearly two-dozen one-person exhibitions since 2000 at galleries in New York, London, Paris, Berlin, Thessaloniki, Chicago, St. Louis, and Los Angeles. Her work has also been included in many thematic exhibitions addressing abstraction, technology, medicine, and the body. She was just awarded the Hassam, Speicher, Betts, and Symons Purchase Award from the American Academy of Arts and Letters (2010). Her work may be found in many public and corporate collections including the Toledo Art Museum, the Miami Art Museum, the Columbus Museum of Art, Detroit Institute of Arts, the Stamford Museum and Nature Center, Cranbrook Art Museum, the Kresge Art Museum, Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, United Nations Embassy in Istanbul, Hallmark, Inc., UBS Financial Services Inc. and Daimler-Chrysler Corporation.

The exhibition will be accompanied by a full-color catalog and essay by Kathy Battista.

David Richard Contemporary is located in downtown Santa Fe north of the historic plaza. The gallery offers a range of important contemporary art with an emphasis on abstraction in a variety of media by established and emerging American and international contemporary artists.

Gallery Hours: Monday through Saturday, 10 AM to 6 PM

For additional information please contact: David Eichholtz,
d@DavidRichardContemporary.com

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Globalocation derives from “Globalocational Art” — a concept used by the Artnauts to refer to their exhibitions in international venues. It is the mission of the Artnauts to take art to places of contention, and this anniversary exhibition is a sample of places where they have been and themes they have addressed.

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Krensky, associate department chair of the Art and Art History Department, had the opportunity to travel with Rivera in Chile as part of an Artnauts project, working with mothers who were searching for their children who had mysteriously disappeared during a time of political unrest.

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