Painting by Other Means

View of James Bishop's 2014 exhibition at David Zwirner, New York.
View of James Bishop’s 2014 exhibition at David Zwirner, New York.

Painter James Bishop has died at age 93. His lyrical abstractions juxtapose fields of colour or expanses of primed and painted canvas. He often worked on found materials, displaying careful attention to his substrate’s surface. In an essay for our October 2008 issue, artist and critic Joe Fyfe responded to a retrospective at the Art Institute of Chicago that centred Bishop’s work on paper. “Bishop’s paintings on paper arise from a carefully determined process and an openness to accident,” Fyfe writes. “Working on a small scale, often in series, he achieves a gentle grandeur.”

Read More >

Comments are closed, but trackbacks and pingbacks are open.