Janet Fish: Master of Light and Shadow highlighted the career of this renowned American artist through 44 vibrant paintings executed between 1969 and 2008. This exhibition included key works borrowed from important institutional collections, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Whitney Museum of American Art in New York. Fish is credited with invigorating the genre of still life, both by the energetic way she paints and the witty and often ironic combinations of objects that she depicts. Glass bowls overflowing with fruit, exotic vases filled with flowers, sumptuous rugs and textiles and a variety of flea market finds and appetizing treats are among the objects that are arranged and rendered in fluid strokes of intensely colored paint. Fish’s spirited works always succeed in delighting the eye and engaging the mind. Organized by the Huntsville Museum of Art.
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