Monday, August 2, 2021

Patrick McGrath Muñíz's August Newsletter is Out

Detail of REVELATION (2021) Oil on canvas 46 x 60 inches. Available at Evoke Contemporary.
Patrick McGrath Muñíz is an artist from Puerto Rico now living in Houston, Texas. His work consists primarily of oil painting on canvas and retablo panels inspired by Spanish Colonial Iconography, History, Religion, Mythology and Pop Culture. The work addresses contemporary issues such as Climate Change, Global Pandemics and Migration though the use of archetypal imagery and symbolism derived from Tarot, Astrology, Alchemy and Ancient Myths. [More]

Louise Fishman, Painter Who Saw Abstraction and Identity as Being Intimately Related, Has Died at 82

Louise Fishman, Angry Radclyffe Hall, 1973. COURTESY KARMA, NEW YORK

Louise Fishman, whose stylish paintings synthesized modernist abstraction with her identity as a queer Jewish feminist, died in New York on Monday at 82. A representative for Karma, the New York gallery that represents her, confirmed her death. “The world has lost a formidable painter, activist and friend, whose pursuit of individual freedom and personal expression was her primary motivation as an artist,” Karma wrote in a statement posted to Instagram. “Her death leaves a tremendous void in the art world.” [More