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.
“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