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David Humphrey

New Paintings and Sculpture

March 7 through April 19, 2019

David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
David Humphrey
Poodle 2, 2018, Acrylic on canvas
Cement Truck, 2018, Acrylic on canvas
Scooter, 2019, Acrylic on canvas
Viewer, 2018, Painted plaster with printed vinyl
Horsing Around, 2019, Acrylic on canvas
Snooze, 2019, Acrylic on canvas
Friends, 2019, Acrylic on canvas
Overturned, 2018, Acrylic on canvas
Flower, 2018, Painted plaster
Legislator, 2018, Acrylic on canvas
Out of the Muck, 2018, Acrylic on printed vinyl
Burning, 2019, Acrylic on canvas
Cocktail Horse, 2018, Acrylic on printed vinyl
Horse and Rider, 2018, Painted plaster

Press Release

Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by David Humphrey. The artist will exhibit paintings and sculpture that continue his method of developing images from the public realm into imaginative hybrids of the social and eccentrically individual, the historic and vividly contemporary.
David Humphrey’s work celebrates the peculiar nesting within the familiar. The works in this exhibition are derived from the daily experience of sleeping, being with others, or walking around the neighborhood. Humphrey continues to mix various representational schema with improvisational abstraction to tell stories saturated with psycho-social content: vexed intimacy, homo-social horseplay, and imaginative projections crashing into the real.
This exhibition will be Humphrey’s fourth with Fredericks & Freiser, and marks another development of the hybrid form of representation he has been evolving since his first show at McKee Gallery in 1984. In the decades between then and now, Humphrey’s work has engaged with and contributed to the language of contemporary art: postmodernism, post-postmodernism, and the aporia of hyper-pluralism.

About the Artist
David Humphrey (b. 1955) has been the subject of 44 solo exhibitions including McKee Gallery, NY; Sikkema Jenkins, NY; Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami; and Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati. His work is in the collections of several museums and public collections including Walker Art Center, Minneapolis; Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh; The Metropolitan Museum of Art, NY; Museum of Fine Arts, Boston; and the Saatchi Gallery, London. He is currently teaching in the MFA program of Columbia. He was awarded the Rome Prize in 2008.

Upcoming Exhibitions 
Cristina de Miguel, April 25 through June 7, 2019
Frieze New York, May 1 through May 5, 2019

Fredericks & Freiser is located at 536 West 24th Street, New York, NY. We are open Tuesday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm. For more information, please contact us by phone: (212) 633 6555, or email: Visit us on Instagram, @fredericksandfreiser.