Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to announce a solo exhibition of new paintings by Justin Craun titled “Anguish”. Craun creates uncanny environments where receding form and vibratory color counteract familiar notions of painterly composition. The work in the show consists mainly of four large triptychs that combine figurative painting with abstraction.

 

“Anguish” explores the division between interior and exterior reality. In the artist's words: “If we are to assume, as painting history teaches us, that abstract pictures are the articulation of unnamable internal states and that portraiture is, in effect, the articulation of perceivable concrete reality, then by combining the two we seem to suggest a snapshot of our possible shared narrative reality.”

About the Artist
Justin Craun (b. 1982) lives and works in Brooklyn. He will be included in the upcoming “Paint” at the Saatchi Gallery, London, UK. He was recently included in “Big Picture” (Curated by Tom Sanford) at Priscka Jushka Gallery, New York, NY; “Too Big to Fail: Big Paintings” at Flatbush Extension, Brooklyn, NY; “After the Gold Rush” (Curated by Ridley Howard) at 106 Greene St., Brooklyn, New York, NY; and “I’ll Let You be in my Dreams, if I Can be in Yours” at Fredericks & Freiser. He has had solo exhibitions in Minneapolis, London, and New York. This will be his third solo show at Fredericks & Freiser.

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