David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of recent watercolors by Suzan Frecon, on view at the gallery's 525 West 19th Street space. This will be the artist's second solo show with the gallery.
For the past four decades, Suzan Frecon has become known for her abstract oil paintings and watercolors that are at once reductive and expressive. Each of her works is the result of a deliberative and searching process in the mediums of oil paint and watercolor paint, in tandem with graphite sketches and notes. All are part of the same unity, and new works often evolve from previous works. Frecon adamantly tries to avoid recognizable pictorial associations or symbolic explanations. Her intent is that if the work can be freed from a fixed idea or illustrative accompanying explanation, its reality can exist solely on its strength as art, in its highest possible form of abstraction. As she has stated, "The physical reality and the spiritual content of my paintings are the same."
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Produced in close collaboration with the artist, this fully illustrated publication features works on paper created by Suzan Frecon between 2003-2012. Also included are excerpted texts by Sarah Eckhardt from her 2008 essay "Portio Minor: Suzan Frecon's Watercolors," reproductions of books from the artist's library, and photographs of the artist's studio. Published by David Zwirner | Lawrence Markey | Radius Books