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August, 2022

Six Abstract Artists Of Our Time: An online group exhibition with Michel Goldberg, John Kingerlee, Francie Lyshak, Dellamarie Parrilli, Eric Sanders, and Gail Winbury

No, Oil on linen, 10 x 10 inches, 2019

“The paintings comprising ‘Making the Paint Dance’ are all about their own selves – and/or about the condition of such self-referentiality. These are presences, not pictures. These are things, not images. These dance before our eyes, despite their actual stasis, inviting us to regard artworks as things in themselves – albeit things that have a movement and a vigor to them. However illusory, this energy is contagious. If these painters make the paint dance, the paint can make you dance………………………

Francie Lyshak pushes the gestural approach yet further, formulating monochrome panels scarified with lines, loops, and other grooves that serve to articulate what would otherwise be flat, almost un-nuanced fields of color. By marking her surfaces this way, Lyshak emphasizes the facture of her pigments (and even their supports).”

–by Peter Frank, guest curator

Three works on view at Lichtundfire, 175 Rivington, NYC, June 3 to June 25, 2022

Installation view, Scraped Yellow, Oil on linen, 24″ x 40″, 2015

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Current Work: Virtual Solo Exhibition

Tidal Pool, Oil on linen, 22″ x 29″, 2020

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Early Figurative Paintings: Virtual Solo Exhibition

Flying, Oil on linen, 36″ x 46″, oil on linen, 1996

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Dominique Nahas: Dart International Magazine Review of Small Standing Tall Group Exhibition at Joyce Goldstein Gallery, March 2022

I am Alive, Ink on rice paper, 12″ x 14″, 2018

“Francie Lyshak’s contributions to Small Standing Tall consists of a small minimalist oil on linen diptych entitled “Circle and Turf” on which is inscribed random and repeated patterns that seem to emerge from the depths of the surface of the pictorial plane.  Additionally, there are two sensationally intriguing small ink on rice paper drawings in the show that use tiny, nearly unreadable handwritten words – micrographia –  as a private, hermetic language of the self and as building blocks to create abstract visual field patterns and shapes. Such intensive works indicate a meticulous, concentrated mind verging on nearly complete introversion. In all instances Lyshak’s stated artistic intention is to use the activities of painting and drawing to know emotions.” 

Link to the full review here


Peter Frank: Dart International Magazine Review of Real Abstraction, Five Painters Beyond the Picture, March 30, 2021

Revolution, Oil on linen, 24″ x 40″, 2020

“Something similar operates in Francie Lyshak’s works, but in Lyshak’s case the evocations are latter-day, temporal, even fleeting, writing on water you might say – and, indeed, several works incorporating scribbled notations do seem to be swallowing those notations into seas and mists of translucent or opaque monochrome. These atmospheres wear skins of well-worked brushstroke, so many inflections of otherwise unmodulated surfaces. Lyshak’s paintings in some manner present themselves as objects no less than do Hillow Watkins’, but the objecthood is finally self-referential: Lyshak is painting paintings of painting. This is not a tautological exercise, but an exploration of perception and presence, even function and identity.”

Link to the full review here