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Retrospective of painter Louise Fishman’s work at Weatherspoon

A noteworthy traveling exhibition will make only one stop at a museum in the South. That museum is the Weatherspoon.

The retrospective of painter Louise Fishman’s work marks the first survey of Fishman’s work, notes the museum’s newsletter. It charts her lengthy career from her beginnings in the 1960s up to the present day. Fishman is known for large-scale, abstract expressionist paintings that combine feminist, lesbian and Jewish themes.

The exhibition, which opened last weekend, charts the evolution of Fishman’s art, as her style and influences developed and changed. Of particular note are her early grid paintings, her “Angry Paintings” of the 70s and the gestural paintings inspired by her Jewish background she began to produce after a life-changing visit to Auschwitz and Terezin in 1988. These paintings remain among her most well-known and affecting work.

“Louise Fishman: A Retrospective” will be in residency at the Weatherspoon Art Museum’s Bob & Lissa Shelley McDowell Gallery through Dec. 22. The exhibition is accompanied by an illustrated scholarly monograph on the artist’s work.