Fredericks & Freiser is proud to announce an exhibition of new work by Jeff Elrod. The exhibition will include 8 new paintings on canvas. This will be Elrod’s first solo show at Fredericks & Freiser and his first in New York since 2003.
Jeff Elrod is known for his striking abstract paintings derived from "frictionless drawings" (drawings made on a computer with a gliding mouse.) His work evokes both the continuous scrawls of the artist°s idiosyncratic hand as well as a more studied notational lexicon of sharp lines and linear figures. His primarily drawing-based paintings incorporate both the hybrid space and fluctuating point of view of post-modernism with the ambience of old-fashioned formalism (abstract expressionism, automatic writing, hard edge geometry, etc.). In the past, Elrod has been known for painting into the monochrome. For this exhibition he introduces new elements such as grids, modulated color, and raw canvas.
About the Artist
Jeff Elrod has had numerous solo exhibitions including Pat Hearn Gallery, New York; Leo Koenig, New York; Paolo Curti & Co, Milan; Schipper & Krome, Berlin; and the Chinati Foundation, Marfa,TX. He has been included in group exhibitions at the Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Aldrich Museum of Contemporary Art, Ridgefeild, CT; and Palm Beach Institute for Contemporary Art, Palm Beach, FL. His work is in the collections of the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN; and Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY. He was born in 1966 in Irving Texas. Currently, he lives and works in New York.