March 25 through April 29, 2000
Fredericks Freiser Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of newwork by ERIC WOLF. This will be the artist’s third one-person exhibition in New York. In the past year, he has been in several group exhibitions including Unconstructed Landscape at Wooster Gardens and Walking at Danese Gallery. He received a 1999 Versailles Foundation Grant and a residency at the Fondation Claude Monet.
For the past few years Eric Wolf’s signature black & white landscapes have offered a compelling synthesis of issues regarding the relationship between abstraction and representation, painting and drawing, Pop reductivism and symphonic expansiveness. These works assert the originality and essentiality of mark-making while referencing a wide range of other genres, mediums, and compositional strategies.
For this show, Mr. Wolf will exhibit over twenty drawings, ranging in subject from self-portraiture and model drawing to still-life and landscape (some of which depict the iconic gardens at Monet’s house.) This variety of subject matter underscores Wolf’s ongoing investigation into the spontaneity, uniformity, and candor of discontinuous black-ink drawing. It also allows his fluid, caligraphic form of mark-making to be understood as a notational, albiet referential, form of automatism. Here the specificity of various subjects are recorded with a consistency that evokes both a singular esthetic vision and a universal interconnectedness.
Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For further information and/or photographs please contact the gallery by telephone at (212) 633-6555 or fax at (212) 367-9502.