The UNLV department of art invites Beverly Fishman to the Marjorie Barrick Museum of Art at 7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 1, for the fall Checking out Artist Lecture Series.
Fishman embraces the language of abstraction to explore the body, concerns of identity, and contemporary culture. Her career-long examination brings into play medical imaging, pharmaceutical style, and the history of modernist painting. Fishman’s work has actually been the topic of solo exhibits at galleries in New york city, London, Paris, Berlin, Thessaloniki, Chicago, St. Louis, Los Angeles, and Detroit, and also has actually been shown at the Chrysler Museum, the Detroit Institute of Arts, the Toledo Museum of Art, and the Columbus Museum of Art, to name a few. Her work is represented in many collections including the Eli and Edythe Broad Art Museum at Michigan State University, the Cranbrook Art Museum, the Nerman Museum of Contemporary Art, the Maxine and Stuart Frankel Foundation for Art, the Pizzuti Collection, and numerous corporate collections. Her work has been examined in many art publications, papers, and scholarly publications, including The New York Times, The Brooklyn Rail, Artforum, Huffington Post, Modern Painters, Artnet Magazine, Wallpaper, NY Arts Publication, The Wall Street Journal, and Art in America. She is artist-in-residence and head of painting at Cranbrook Academy of Art in Michigan. She is represented by Miles McEnery Gallery, New York City; Kavi Gupta Gallery, Chicago; and Library Street Collective, Detroit.
The UNLV Visiting Artist Lecture Series includes a varied array of some of the most compelling artists and thinkers operating in the art world today. This important program brings both established and emerging artists to go to the school and discuss their work in public lectures and to provide private critiques to our BFA and MFA trainees. This program has established itself as an important resource for UNLV students and the general public alike. The primary mission of the UNLV Artist Lecture Series is to educate, motivate, and cultivate a greater understanding and gratitude of modern art through visual presentations and discourse.