ArtInfo recently reported that David Zwirner’s ADAA fair booth, displaying new paintings by Suzan Frecon (American, born 1941), had sold out. Curious, I stopped by the fair yesterday to see Frecon’s work, and took these snapshots to share with readers. Her beautiful paintings (reportedly ranging in price from $40,000 to $100,000) are much smaller than previous work, but equally engaging. The deceptively simple images, referencing architecture and landscape, feature sublime interactions of dull and glossy surfaces. Absorbed by the material quality of the paint, Frecon grinds her own pigments and builds layers of intense, rich color. “The reality and the spiritual of my paintings,” she explains, “are the same.”
Suzan Frecon @ David Zwirner / ADAA 2012 The Art Show, Park Avenue Armory, New York, NY. Through Sunday, March 11, 2012. Admission: $20.
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