Fully Fathoming Louise Fishman

Louise Fishman, Kreisleriana, 2015, oil on linen, 57 x 66 inches (courtesy of Ch
Louise Fishman, Kreisleriana, 2015, oil on linen, 57 x 66 inches (courtesy of Cheim & Read)

Rebecca Allan reviews two exhibitions of work by Louise Fishman: A Retrospective at the Neuberger Museum of Art (through July 31) and Paper Louise Tiny Fishman Rock at the Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (through August 14).

Allan writes: "At the top of her game, Louise Fishman translates aural, physical, and visual experiences into radiant and muscular works of art whose tension is maintained by the grid that anchors her fierce gesture. Her hard-won joie de vivre, born of new travels, immersion in music, and a contented relationship, underscore this substantive, if belated retrospective."