Suzan Frecon: Sold out!

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, terratorium, 2012, oil on linen, 2 panels, 36 x 29.5 inches.

Suzan Frecon, composition with orange and green 5/mineral composition 2, 2011, oil on wood panel, 29 x 24 inches.
Suzan Frecon, cathedral series, variation 8, 2011, oil on wood panel, 29 x 24 inches.
Suzan Frecon, composition in four colors 24″, 2011, oil on wood panel, 29 x 24 inches.
Suzan Frecon, earth takes it’s guidelines, 2011, oil on wood panel, 36 x 29.5 inches.
Suzan Frecon, embodiment of red (orange), 2011, oil on wood panel, 12 x 9.75 inches.

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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3 thoughts on “Suzan Frecon: Sold out!”

  1. a couple are ok one is unique but this is straight outta abo.
    aus aboriginal painting deconstructs into what we have here; and the artsy aussie kids take it further.
    love her work!

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