The First Art Newspaper on the Net   Established in 1996 United States Sunday, September 22, 2019

Major exhibition of Janet Fish's early work opens at DC Moore Gallery in New York
Stuffed Peppers, 1970. Oil on canvas, 59 x 57 in.

NEW YORK, NY.- DC Moore Gallery presents Janet Fish: Glass & Plastic, The Early Years, 1968-1978. Drawn primarily from private collections, this major exhibition of Fish’s early work underscores her foundational engagement with just two materials: glass and plastic. The catalogue accompanying the exhibition features excerpts from Fish’s 1988 oral history interview for the Archives of American Art. The previously unpublished text illuminates her aims and concerns as a young painter.

Janet Fish has revitalized the traditional genre of still life with an expansive body of work that revels in the formal and conceptual possibilities of surprising combinations of objects seen in changing lights. Her innovative career began in the 1960s and 1970s, when she set herself the challenge of capturing the interactions of light with glass and plastic. The resulting large-scale paintings explore color, composition, and mark making through the representation of surfaces at once reflective and transparent, material and immaterial, mundane and magical. Fish’s unique approach to still life, or nature morte, rethinks these very terms. She explains, “It’s really as much painting life as anything else …. because it’s not dead. Things aren’t dead. The light is through everything and energy through everything.”

After graduating from Yale University with an MFA in 1963, Fish moved to New York City, where her painting progressed in dialogue with that of her Pop Art, Minimalist, and “New Realist” contemporaries while remaining resolutely fixed on her immediate surroundings. In the late 1960s, she painted a series of fruit tightly packaged in shiny cellophane. In works like Majorska Vodka (1971) and Three Honey Jars (1975), Fish created patterns of light and color out of the contents and lettered labels of oversized bottles and jars. She then began focusing on increasingly complex permutations of overlapping glassware. The work of the mid 1970s, such as Afternoon Reflections, June and September (1978), incorporates references to specific seasons and settings, pointing toward Fish’s later landscapes and vibrant still lifes.

Born in Boston in 1938, Janet Fish grew up in Bermuda and now lives in New York and Vermont. Her paintings are included in the collections of the Art Institute of Chicago; Dallas Museum of Art; Detroit Institute of Arts; Metropolitan Museum of Art; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and Whitney Museum of American Art, among many others

Today's News

January 8, 2016

Matthias Buchinger's drawings from the Collection of Ricky Jay on view at The Met

Exhibition at Fraenkel Gallery in San Francisco reflects the broad scope of Peter Hujar's work

Rodin's love affair in sculpture in Bonhams Impressionist and Modern Art Sale

Exhibition of vintage photographs of Lower Manhattan by Bevan Davies opens at Deborah Bell Photographs

Works by Andy Warhol highlight Skinner's American & European Fine Art Auction

Mercedes-Benz 540 K Special Roadster headlines RM Sotheby's 2016 Arizona Biltmore Auction

Laurence Miller exhibits works presented at Paris Photo and a solo exhibition of works by Helen Levitt

Chrysler Museum of Art announces 17th-century Dutch art specialist Lloyd DeWitt as new Curator

Major exhibition of Janet Fish's early work opens at DC Moore Gallery in New York

At New York's annual Prototype festival, opera takes new look at trafficking via its culprits

Art Gallery of South Australia appoints inaugural curator of contemporary art and new decorative arts curator

Heroine: A group photography exhibition on view at Elizabeth Houston Gallery

International Slavery Museum's second Collecting Cultures acquisition goes on display in the United States

XL Catlin Art Guide 2016: New Artists in the UK Launches at London Art Fair

Exhibition of new and recent sculpture by Dennis Hollingsworth opens at Hionas Gallery

TEFAF releases 2016 exhibitor list

Spike Lee documentary to explore early Michael Jackson

Exhibition of experimental narrative film and video on view at Raven Row

Robel Temesgen's first United Kingdom solo exhibition opens at Tiwani Contemporary

Something I Can Feel: VOLTA NY announces artists and programming

Subsurface Hell: Sara Ludy's first solo exhibition with bitforms gallery opens in New York

Talking Stones: A photographic sojourn by Elaine Ling published by Kehrer Verlag

National Pavilion UAE announce curatorial theme for 15th Venice Architecture Biennale

Most Popular Last Seven Days

1.- Holocaust 'masterpiece' causes uproar at Venice film festival

2.- To be unveiled at Sotheby's: One of the greatest collections of Orientalist paintings ever assembled

3.- Bender Gallery features paintings by up and coming Chicago artist Michael Hedges

4.- Lévy Gorvy exhibits new and historic works by French master in his centenary year

5.- Artificial Intelligence as good as Mahler? Austrian orchestra performs symphony with twist

6.- Fascinating new exhibition explores enduring artistic bond between Scotland and Italy

7.- Exhibition explores the process of Japanese-style woodblock production

8.- Robert Frank, photographer of America's underbelly, dead at 94

9.- The truth behind the legend of patriot Paul Revere revealed in a new exhibition at New-York Historical Society

10.- Hitler bust found in cellar of French Senate

Museums, Exhibits, Artists, Milestones, Digital Art, Architecture, Photography,
Photographers, Special Photos, Special Reports, Featured Stories, Auctions, Art Fairs,
Anecdotes, Art Quiz, Education, Mythology, 3D Images, Last Week, .


Ignacio Villarreal
(1941 - 2019)
Editor & Publisher: Jose Villarreal
Art Director: Juan José Sepúlveda Ramírez

Royalville Communications, Inc
Founder's Site. The most varied versions
of this beautiful prayer.
to a Mexican poet.

The First Art Newspaper on the Net. The Best Versions Of Ave Maria Song Junco de la Vega Site Ignacio Villarreal Site
Tell a Friend
Dear User, please complete the form below in order to recommend the Artdaily newsletter to someone you know.
Please complete all fields marked *.
Sending Mail
Sending Successful