Wednesday, September 9, 2009

NANCY FRIEDEMANN/Collete Blanchard Gallery

Nancy Friedemann
Una Noche
10 September - 26 October 2009
Opening Reception Saturday, September 12, 2009

For her first exhibition with Collette Blanchard Gallery, Nancy Friedemann will present large scale paintings, works on mylar and a sound installation.

The feminine lace details represented in colonial paintings, the hand-crafted embroidery and lace made by female relatives, the two cultures within which the artist has lived (Colombia and New York), the detailed drawings and studies of nature from the Colonial Botanical Expedition of 1763, as well as the complex and rhythmic designs from the Pattern and Decoration Movement from the 1970s all feature in her art. Ms. Friedemann draws her inspiration from historical and personal influences that reference those themes. Friedemann's intent is to "allude to minimalism but explicitly explore the experience of identity, memory, and gender" through her work. She is able to conjure, at once, a new reality out of her past memory as well as from a shared historical language.

Born in Bogota, Colombia the artist currently lives and works in New York. Previous solo and group exhibitions include, PS 1 Museum, The Tamarind Institiute, Exit Art, the Sheldon Memorial Museum, the Queens Museum of Art, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Panamá , the Cuenca Biennial, and most recently, the Frost Museum. Her work is included in the collections of the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Panamá, Museo de Arte Contemporáneo, Colombia, the Leo Burnett Corporation, Museo de Arte Moderno, La Tertulia, Cali, Colombia and the Museo de Antioquia, Columbia. This fall she will begin the Smithsonian Instiution's Artist Research Fellowship Program.

Collette Blanchard Gallery
26 Clinton Street
New York, New York 10002
Gallery Hours are Wed. - Sun. 12 -6 and by appointment.

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