Wednesday, January 14, 2009

The Artwork Of Linden Frederick

I was fortunate enough to catch Linden Frederick's latest show at Forum Gallery in Manhattan. These particular works were smaller than he has done in the past but they were just as powerful as his larger artwork. The pieces were hung equidistance from one another in a line around the entire gallery space. 50 in total. All of the works were 12" x 12" with a 4" black stained frame. Frederick's work is breathtaking. He paints the mundane objects that exist in rural America and makes them beautiful. He captures the light just right. It is reminiscent of Edward Hopper.

My favorite piece in the show was "Seagull Motel" which is the top image in the post. The lights seemed to glow perfect in the time of day. There are no humans and no signs of movement. It has an air of tranquility and a certain peaceful quality.

You can see his work here and here.

1 comment:

  1. Linden Frederick article:

    The Unsolvable Mystery of an Ordinary Evening: Linden Frederick and the Magic of Realism