Louise Fishman is a serious painter. Working over a variety of formats and mediums, Fishman, in a new series of works currently on view at Cheim & Read, defies the inherent flatness in painting with wide, energetic brushstrokes and overlapping angular forms. The artist’s handling of color and surface is superb. Her electrifying works display a materiality both in composition and in terms of color and scale that is breathtaking and whose spirit and ferociousness Fishman saps from her tireless feminist work and as a determined gay rights activist. Cheim & Read through October 28.