Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.

Suzan Frecon

oil paintings and sun

David Zwirner is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Suzan Frecon, the artist's third solo show at the gallery. On view at 525 West 19th Street in New York will be recent large-scale oil paintings.

For the past four decades, Frecon has become known for abstract oil paintings and watercolors that avoid facile explanations or recognizable visual associations. Instead, composition works with color, with surface, and with light to create an abstract visual reality that she intends to exist solely on its strength as art. In a deliberative and searching process, she works toward painting that provides a complex, powerful, and inexplicable experience for the viewer. As she has stated, "The physical reality and the spiritual content of my paintings are the same."

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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 includes 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.

Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: oil paintings and sun, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2015.

“One of the strengths of this exhibition, and of Frecon’s work since the beginning of this century, is the tension between harmony and division she is able to infuse into her paintings.”—John Yau, in a review of oil paintings and sun for Hyperallergic

A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled dark red cathedral (tre), dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

dark red cathedral (tre), 2014
Oil on wood panel
29 5/8 x 24 inches (75.2 x 61 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled book of paint, dated 2015.

Suzan Frecon

book of paint, 2015
Oil on linen
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)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled earth takes its guidelines, dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

earth takes its guidelines, 2014
Oil on linen
Overall: 108 x 87 3/8 (274.3 x 221.9 cm) Each panel: 54 x 87 3/8 (137.2 x 221.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled earth takes its guidelines, dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

earth takes its guidelines, 2014
Oil on linen
Overall: 108 x 87 3/8 (274.3 x 221.9 cm) Each panel: 54 x 87 3/8 (137.2 x 221.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled four directions, dated 2005.

Suzan Frecon

four directions, 2005
Oil on linen
54 1/4 x 87 1/2 inches (137.8 x 222.3 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled DUST, dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

DUST, 2014
Oil on linen
Overall: 108 x 87 3/8 x inches (274.3 x 221.9 cm) Each panel: 54 x 87 3/8 inches (137.2 x 221.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled book of paint, dated 2015.

Suzan Frecon

book of paint, 2015
Oil on linen
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)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled embodiment of red (orange), dated 2013.

Suzan Frecon

embodiment of red (orange), 2013
Oil on linen
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)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled terre verte, dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

terre verte, 2014
Oil on linen
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)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled dark red cathedral (tre), dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

dark red cathedral (tre), 2014
Oil on wood panel
29 5/8 x 24 inches (75.2 x 61 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled lapis ordering adjacent blues, dated 2014.

Suzan Frecon

lapis ordering adjacent blues, 2014
Oil on wood panel
29 5/8 x 24 inches (75.2 x 61 cm)

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