Work and Play
October 9 – November 8, 2014
Opening reception: Thursday, October 9, 6-8PM
Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by David Humphrey. The artist will exhibit painting 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.
Work and Play elaborates themes of looking, making, and imagining. Humphrey's subjects disassemble and reorganize themselves within his psychologically charged spaces. Spontaneous gestures cavort with photo-mechanically derived images, promiscuous abstract shapes and animals to tell stories of consciousness set loose into a world of objects and resistant matter.
About the Artist
David Humphrey (b. 1955) lives and works in New York. He has had solo exhibitions at the McKee Gallery, New York, Sikkema Jenkins & Co, New York, Fredric Snitzer Gallery, Miami, and the Contemporary Art Center, Cincinnati. His work is in many public collections including the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, and The Carnegie Museum of Art, Pittsburgh. He is currently teaching in the MFA programs of Columbia and the University of Pennsylvania. An anthology of his art writing, titled Blind Handshake, was published in 2010. This is his second solo exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser.