Serious Rage

09.19.12

The Aesthetics of Anger

The Daily Pic: Louise Fishman vents for herself and her sisters.

Over the years, Louise Fishman has mostly been a really fine abstract artist, but she may be most famous for this little series of feminist works, now on view at Jack Tilton Gallery on Manhattan’s Upper East Side. Sometime around 1973, Fishman’s rage boiled over at the treatment that women creators had always got, and she poured it into these almost comically angry pictures, which are built around the names of her female peers and heroes. The nice thing is, the pictures also attribute that rage to the women they honor, as though they might want a hand venting it.

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