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Sugar and Stress: Young Painting from New York

Justin Craun, Gregory Edwards, Selma Hafizovic and Miyeon Lee

December 11, 2004 through February 5, 2005

Justin Craun, Dummy Drone, 2004                                

Justin Craun

Dummy Drone, 2004                                

Oil on Canvas: 30 x 48”

Justin Craun, Psycho Private, 2004

Justin Craun

Psycho Private, 2004

Oil on Canvas

21 x 27 inches

Justin Craun, Q and A (Red), 2004

Justin Craun

Q and A (Red), 2004

Oil on Canvas

40 x 48 inches

Miyeon Lee, BCN, 2004

Miyeon Lee

BCN, 2004

Oil on Canvas

16 x 16 inches



Miyeon Lee, Casa de Paola, 2004

Miyeon Lee

Casa de Paola, 2004

Oil on Canvas

18 x 18 inches

Miyeon Lee, Harmony, 2004

Miyeon Lee

Harmony, 2004

Oil on Canvas

24 x 24 inches

Press Release

Sugar and Stress

Young Painting from New York

Justin Craun, Gregory Edwards, Selma Hafizovic

and Miyeon Lee

December 11 through February 5, 2005


Fredericks Freiser Gallery is pleased to announce a group exhibition of new painting by Justin Craun, Gregory Edwards, Selma Hafizovic and Miyeon Lee. The four artists are each exhibiting in their first major group exhibition.


Sugar and Stress presents painting that ranges widely in style and subject yet shares a common interest in integrating the eerie with the iconic.



Justin Craun paints from the inside out. His unnerving visions of modern day life depict both humor and dread with a frenzied clarity.


Gregory Edwards heralds a return to icon painting albeit a form less connected to defining a cultural landscape than to establishing an empirical vocabulary.


In her noir-ish pictures, Selma Hafizovic applies ultra-aggressive brushstrokes with a desert-like color palette to perfectly define her tragic figures. Her unrelenting fracturing of ground and figure unleashes both an emotional power and a modernist composition.     

Miyeon Lee’s lyrical abstractions illuminate ephemeral impressions of everyday forms.


Fredericks Freiser Gallery is located at 504 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. 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, fax at (212) 367-9502, or email Find more information and images at