Suzan Frecon
Fall Exhibitions at David Zwirner in New York and London
September 2017
Concurrent exhibitions present large-scale oil paintings, watercolors, and small oil paintings
Suzan Frecon
lantern, 2017
Overall: 87 1/2 x 108 inches (222.3 x 274.3 cm) Each panel: 43 3/4 x 108 inches (111.1 x 274.3 cm)

London: September 1 - 23, 2017

New York: September 14 - October 21, 2017

This Fall, David Zwirner presents recent paintings and works on paper by Suzan Frecon in concurrent exhibitions in New York and London, marking the artist’s first show in London and her fourth overall solo presentation with the gallery.

For almost five decades, Frecon has created abstract paintings that address issues of horizontality and verticality, asymmetrical balances, and interacting arrangements of color. Each composition is the result of a deliberative process guided by careful attention to spatial relationships. Working slowly, she accrues paint gradually, allowing the process of arriving at a given configuration to take ultimate precedence.

On view at 525 West 19th Street in New York are large-scale oil paintings composed with asymmetrical curves that result in measured areas of color. On view at 24 Grafton Street in London are works on paper utlizing form found in the artist’s oil paintings. Within Frecon’s practice, all works are considered part of the same unity, and one work leads to another.

 

Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail
2017

Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail brings together 60 of the New York-based journal's most important interviews, and includes conversations with gallery artists Suzan Frecon, Richard Serra, Luc Tuymans, and Lisa Yuskavage. Selected and co-edited by Jarrett Earnest, a frequent Brooklyn Rail contributor, and Lucas Zwirner, Editorial Director at David Zwirner Books, Tell Me Something Good includes an introduction to the project by Phong Bui as well as hand-drawn portraits of all the artists interviewed for the book. Published by David Zwirner Books

Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail brings together 60 of the New York-based journal's most important interviews, and includes conversations with gallery artists Suzan Frecon, Richard Serra, Luc Tuymans, and Lisa Yuskavage. Selected and co-edited by Jarrett Earnest, a frequent Brooklyn Rail contributor, and Lucas Zwirner, Editorial Director at David Zwirner Books, Tell Me Something Good includes an introduction to the project by Phong Bui as well as hand-drawn portraits of all the artists interviewed for the book. Published by David Zwirner Books

Related events:

New York Art Book Fair, 2017
MoMA PS1, New York
September 22-24
Preview: September 21, 6 – 9PM

David Zwirner Books will present the first copies of Tell Me Something Good at Printed Matter's New York Art Book Fair.

Book launch
192 Books, New York
Tuesday, September 26, 7PM

Join David Zwirner Books and 192 Books for the launch of Tell Me Something Good: Artist Interviews from The Brooklyn Rail. The event will feature a conversation between Brooklyn Rail publisher Phong Bui and artist Chris Martin, moderated by Lucas Zwirner, Editorial Director at David Zwirner Books.

Artist's Legacy Foundation Artist Award
2016

Suzan Frecon is the recipient of the 2016 Artist's Legacy Foundation Artist Award. The honor recognizes her subtle, meticulous compositions and attention to the physical qualities of her works, which are created with pigments she grinds by hand. Discussing this aspect of her practice, Frecon has said: "I need to mix the colors myself; I need to know how the colors feel—I need to be in touch with everything I do."

2016 marks the 10th anniversary of the award, which was celebrated with a video documentary on Frecon and past honorees. For the award, painters and sculptors are anonymously ​selected by a group of distinguished nominators and jurors with expertise in their fields.

Suzan Frecon
book of paint, 2015
Overall: 108 x 87 3/8 inches (274.3 x 221.9 cm) Each panel: 54 x 87 3/8 inches (137.2 x 221.9 cm)
Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun
2015
Publication documenting the artist’s solo exhibition at David Zwirner
Suzan Frecon
oil paintings and sun (David Zwirner Books, 2015)

Published to accompany Suzan Frecon’s third solo exhibition at David Zwirner in New York in 2015, oil paintings and sun documents the artist’s engagement with natural light, the varying subtleties of which she integrates into the creation of her paintings.

The publication features color plates illustrating fourteen paintings by Frecon, many of which are depicted several times in different types of light and from multiple angles. Also included is an essay by David Cohen, details and installation views of the exhibition, color photographs of the artist’s studio and materials, and an illustrated visual appendix showing a selection of Frecon’s reference sources for the works with commentary written by the artist. Published by David Zwirner Books