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Strange Abstraction


Fredericks & Freiser Gallery

January 21st, 2016 - February 20th, 2016


Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to present Strange Abstraction, an exhibition of painting and sculpture by thirteen artists who share an off-kilter approach to modernist abstraction. Each artist has established an individual artistic territory that is very much their own with work that is highly inventive in both the handling of materials and composition.


Strange Abstraction underlines a sensibility that has less to do with stylistic similarities than with a shared facility in uniting contradictory creative impulses. In the past we have viewed art as either intuitive or cerebral, as in the Robert Lowell dichotomy of “the raw and the cooked.”  The strange or uncanny quality that runs through the works in this exhibition seems to come from the friction of allowing both idioms to exist at once, in varying degrees. They act like a Mobius strip; as soon as one takes hold in the viewer’s mind, the other asserts its strange but never disharmonious presence.


Fredericks & Freiser

536 West 24th St.

N.Y., NY

Open Tuesday through Saturday, 10:00am - 6:00pm.

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