Artificial Paradise

Beverly Fishman's avatar Beverly Fishman

My art explores the relationship between color, form, and human identity in relation to both abstract and mechanical practices. Throughout my career, I have been interested in exploring abstraction and combining formal and material investigation with questions about the transformation of human beings through science and technology. My overall subject is how technology affects both the body and the mind: how technology represents, supplements, idealizes, and stereotypes us, and thereby how it changes us. Over the past three years, I have been developing reflective steel paintings in relation to large sculptural floor installations of unique, optically-patterned glass capsules ranging from 6 to 15 inches. In my various “Pill Spills,” I treat the museum or gallery space as a “body” by releasing pharmaceuticals into the institution’s interior. Capsules and tablets are here used as abstract modules through which constantly changing color and pattern combinations are created.

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  • Art form: 3-D
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  • Medium: hand-blown glass
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  • Year created: 2013
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