Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: paper, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.

Suzan Frecon

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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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Dates
February 13March 23, 2013
Artist

Suzan Frecon: paper

Artist: Susan Frecon

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

Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: paper, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: paper, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: paper, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: paper, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.
Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon: paper, at David Zwirner in New York, dated 2013.
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled dark red with vermillion c, dated 2010.

Suzan Frecon

dark red with vermillion c, 2010
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 7/8 x 23 1/8 inches (25.1 x 58.7 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled  red blue blue, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

 red blue blue, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 1/4 x 27 inches (23.5 x 68.6 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled purple 2 vertical, dated 2007.

Suzan Frecon

purple 2 vertical, 2007
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
27 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches (68.9 x 23.5 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled the speech of a.b.o.I.l.p., dated 2010.

Suzan Frecon

the speech of a.b.o.I.l.p., 2010
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
24 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches (61.3 x 26 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled indigo, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

indigo, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian rag paper
9 1/8 x 13 1/2 inches (23.2 x 34.3 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled dark blue composition, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

dark blue composition, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 3/4 x 25 3/8 inches (24.8 x 64.5 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled cathedral series, variation 10, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

cathedral series, variation 10, 2012
12 x 9 3/4 inches (30.5 x 24.8 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled from 3 part composition, variation 2, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

from 3 part composition, variation 2, 2012
Watercolor on Seisochan Japanese handmade paper
11 x 15 inches (27.9 x 38.1 cm)
A drawing by Suzan Frecon, titled painting plan drawing for a large painting, dated 2004.

Suzan Frecon

painting plan drawing for a large painting, 2004
Pencil on old Indian ledger paper
9 3/4 x 12 3/8 inches (24.8 x 31.4 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled blue study from a painting form, 5, dated 2013.

Suzan Frecon

blue study from a painting form, 5, 2013
Watercolor on Arches hot press paper
11 3/8 x 15 inches (28.9 x 38.1 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled green, dated 2008.

Suzan Frecon

green, 2008
Watercolor on double weight agate-burnished Indian jute paper
11 x 33 inches (27.9 x 83.8 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled composition in Delft and rust, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

composition in Delft and rust, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 1/2 x 27 1/4 inches (24.1 x 69.2 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled purple 2 vertical, dated 2007.

Suzan Frecon

purple 2 vertical, 2007
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
27 1/8 x 9 1/4 inches (68.9 x 23.5 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled yellow-orange on more conventional format with 3 holes, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

yellow-orange on more conventional format with 3 holes, 2012
Watercolor on found old Indian paper
13 1/2 x 17 1/2 inches (34.3 x 44.5 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled red composition on long paper, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

red composition on long paper, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
10 1/4 x 32 3/8 inches (26 x 82.2 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled version o, dark to light, dated 2008.

Suzan Frecon

version o, dark to light, 2008
Oil on board
10 x 8 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled still red, agate-burnished watercolor from large painting idea, variation 2, dated 2013.

Suzan Frecon

still red, agate-burnished watercolor from large painting idea, variation 2, 2013
Watercolor on Fabriano hot press paper
15 x 11 3/8 inches (38.1 x 28.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled oxides (from embodiment of red series), dated 2007.

Suzan Frecon

oxides (from embodiment of red series), 2007
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
19 1/2 x 15 7/8 x 1 3/4 inches (49.5 x 40.3 x 4.4 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled composition with four red earths, variation 2, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

composition with four red earths, variation 2, 2012
Watercolor on Chinese Yumei paper
10 7/8 x 9 inches (27.6 x 22.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled yellow 1, dated 2007.

Suzan Frecon

yellow 1, 2007
Watercolor on agate-burnished old Indian ledger paper
9 1/8 x 27 inches (23.2 x 68.6 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled dark red, dated 2009 to 2012.

dark red, 2009-2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 5/8 x 26 1/2 inches (24.4 x 67.3 cm)

Suzan Frecon

dark red composition a, 2009-2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
Framed: 16 x 32 5/8 inches (40.6 x 82.9 cm) Paper: 9 7/8 x 26 5/8 inches (25.1 x 67.6 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled (measured) dark green composition, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

(measured) dark green composition, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
10 1/8 x 32 1/4 inches (25.7 x 81.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled  red blue blue, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

 red blue blue, 2012
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 1/4 x 27 inches (23.5 x 68.6 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled orange and purple composition, dated 2011.

orange and purple composition, 2011
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
10 x 29 inches (25.4 x 73.7 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled horizontally extended orange (patched), dated 2011.

Suzan Frecon

horizontally extended orange (patched), 2011
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 1/2 x 28 inches (24.1 x 71.1 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled dark red with vermillion c, dated 2010.

Suzan Frecon

dark red with vermillion c, 2010
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 7/8 x 23 1/8 inches (25.1 x 58.7 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled for a large painting - (malachite color), dated 2007.

Suzan Frecon

for a large painting - (malachite color), 2007
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
9 3/4 x 12 1/2 inches (24.8 x 31.8 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled painting with purple surround, dated 2007.

Suzan Frecon

painting with purple surround, 2007
Watercolor on Arches hot press paper
15 x 11 3/8 inches (38.1 x 28.9 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled composition in four colors, trial 3, dated 2009.

Suzan Frecon

composition in four colors, trial 3, 2009
Oil on board
10 x 8 x 1/4 inches (25.4 x 20.3 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled the speech of a.b.o.I.l.p., dated 2010.

Suzan Frecon

the speech of a.b.o.I.l.p., 2010
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
24 1/8 x 10 1/4 inches (61.3 x 26 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled long blue composition, dated 2010.

Suzan Frecon

long blue composition, 2010
Watercolor on old Indian ledger paper
10 x 28 7/8 inches (25.4 x 73.3 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled orange b, l, dated 2012.

Suzan Frecon

orange b, l, 2012
Watercolor on agate-burnished old Indian ledger paper
9 3/4 x 25 1/2 inches (24.8 x 64.8 cm)

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