Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to current 4 Artists that includes Caroline Absher, Alyssa Klauer, Talia Levitt, and Maud Madsen.
Participating the art historic trope of gals as the ultimate object of patriarchal want, Caroline Absher rejects this nonconsensual objectification and rather frames her ladies protagonists as serene, protecting beings who, when attending to their have internal life, venture tenderness and electrical power. The corporeal scale of the paintings gesture to a knowable house contained within just which is belied by the artist’s saturated, electric powered color palette that indicates emotionally charged times of call, processing, and risk. Summary patches of color overlap with figures, mixing particular person and place inside a very similar movement sample the end result is a surreal, romantic, however fathomable area that pricks familiarity and calmness at once within just the viewer.
The psychological scapes of Alyssa Klauer distort the perceived boundary between dreams and truth to explore a queered feeling of cosmic time and room as a result of a variety of substantial and very low cultural motifs. Established against atmospheric, incandescent backdrops, indexes of femininity, like six-inch strappy heels and jewels, exist along with silhouettes of adolescently girlish figures, kitsch cultural symbols, and fully rendered physiognomies. Frequently the paints connect as light-weight itself—their really luminosity dazzles. Refracting and filtering the artist’s individual activities as a result of her idiosyncratic painterly gestures and palette, the artist’s scenes toggle in between legible, seemingly conscious moments of practical clarity and dreamlike, unconscious, specters of moments previous or future.
Talia Levitt makes faux-tromp l’oeil quilted spaces that serve as the history from which myriad objects collected from the artist’s lifestyle are positioned. The artist generally employs the strategy of mise en abyme, referencing her possess artworks, art historic icons, and her family members archives. Partaking the modernist logic of the grid, Levitt’s linear marks serve far too as the stitches of her depicted textile weaves, just as they elide with the pretty grain of the stretched canvas by itself, ensuing in a exceptional meta-content allusion. Transparent figures or facial specifics arise from the patchwork of textiles and objects suggesting continuous humanity. A nearer look at these materials constellations reveals at after an earnest feminism and cheeky humor that mark her operate.
Maud Madsen’s intrepid coming-of-age compositions are made times of the artist’s ordeals that develop into legible through their have great, in some cases nostalgic, logic. As if snapshots into a bildungsroman with no the accomplished narrative arc, Madsen’s scenes depict youthful subjects undertaking different actions from extraordinary vantage details. Her saturated color tones really encourage the psychological context of the scene though the angled factors of perspective enable the artist to contort and seize the women’s bodies’ choreographies in all their fleshy, awkward, and sensual glory. Viewers have constrained access to the youthful figures as their faces are concealed from optical access. Madsen refuses to idealize her subjects’ bodies: the authenticity of her figures, with their epidermal textures and corporeal accumulations, recommend the system of discovering and coming to phrases with those bountiful insecurities of adolescence.