Installation view of the exhibition Suzan Frecon, at David Zwirner in Hong Kong, dated 2018.

Suzan Frecon

David Zwirner is pleased to present new paintings by American artist Suzan Frecon at the gallery’s Hong Kong location, marking her first solo exhibition in Asia.

For almost five decades, Frecon has created abstract oil paintings and works on paper that are at once reductive and expressive. Made over long stretches of time, her canvases embody the durational activity of painting itself and invite the viewer’s sustained attention: these, as the artist herself has noted, are “paintings that you experience."

The artist’s compositions are characterized by arcing and asymmetrically balanced forms and are defined by precise spatial and proportional relationships. Each surface is developed carefully and gradually, evolving from one canvas to the next in a process that combines preparation and intuition, order and chance. In Frecon’s paintings, composition serves as a foundational structure, holding color, material, and light.

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Dates
May 23June 30, 2018
Opening Reception
Wednesday, May 23 6–8 PM
Special Event
Free and Open to the Public: Join Director Jennifer Yum at the gallery each Saturday at 3 PM for a walkthrough of the exhibition
Artist

"My favorite way of spending my time is to come into my studio and commit myself totally to painting and thinking about painting." In a video produced on the occasion of her first exhibition in Asia, Suzan Frecon shares her working process and belief in abstraction.

A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled terrenum, dated 2016.

Suzan Frecon

terrenum, 2016
Oil on linen
Overall: 84 1/4 x 104 x 1 1/2 inches (214 x 264.2 x 3.8 cm) Each panel: 84 1/4 x 52 x 1 1/2 inches (214 x 132.1 x 3.8 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled lantern, dated 2017.

Suzan Frecon

lantern, 2017
Oil on linen
Overall: 87 1/2 x 108 x 1 1/2 inches (222.3 x 274.3 x 3.8 cm) Each panel: 87 1/2 x 54 x 1 1/2 inches (222.3 x 137.2 x 3.8 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled noh, dated 2017.

Suzan Frecon

noh, 2017
Oil on linen
Overall: 84 1/8 x 104 x 1 1/2 inches (213.7 x 264.2 x 3.8 cm) Each panel: 84 1/8 x 52 x 1 1/2 inches (213.7 x 132.1 x 3.8 cm)
A painting by Susan Frecon, titled snaefellsjoekull pozzuoli, dated 2017.

Suzan Frecon

snaefellsjoekull pozzuoli, 2017
Oil on linen
Overall: 84 1/8 x 104 x 1 1/2 inches (213.7 x 264.2 cm x 3.8 cm) Each panel: 84 1/8 x 52 x 1 1/2 inches (213.7 x 132.1 x 3.8 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled rounded area in double vertical, dated 2018.

Suzan Frecon

rounded area in double vertical, 2018
Oil on wood panel
9 3/4 x 12 1/8 x 1 inches (24.8 x 30.8 x 2.5 cm)
A painting by Suzan Frecon, titled blue god 1 (lapis-olive), dated 2018.

Suzan Frecon

blue god 1 (lapis-olive), 2018
Oil on wood panel
9 3/4 x 12 1/8 x 1 inches (24.8 x 30.8 x 2.5 cm)

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