MARCH 21 – MAY 2, 2015
Beverly Fishman’s multilayered, material collages explore the relationship between the organic and the technological. Consisting of multiple laser-cut and painted layers, they juxtapose a spare formal vocabulary, consisting of colorful lines and stains, with patterns derived from appropriated images of cells and viruses. These textural works, which also employ patterns produced by a computer program designed to simulate cellular growth, play between surface and depth.
Their flayed and delicately patterned top layers reveal multiple levels of transparent, translucent, and solid forms and employ a diverse array of processes – including silk-screening, spraying, stenciling, stamping, cutting, and montage. It is a generative form of repetition that plays between the human and the machine.