Real-estate developer John Márquez opens MAP Marquez Art Project space in Allapattah to showcase his personal art collection to display and promote local and international artists.
If you only have time for one show, make it Anna Kenneally’s cerebral, hyper-painterly "Nocturnalia" at Fredericks & Freiser. Here, the London-based artist serves up goth romanticism at its finest.
Jocelyn Hobbie’s vibrant paintings explode off the canvas in a riot of pattern and color, the remote, enigmatic female subjects at their centers glimpsed at a remove.
Kristin Farr interviews Danielle Roberts.
Hannah Lupton Reinhard presents a vision of Jewish femininity that is both progressive and rooted in tradition, an unapologetic mixture of sacred and profane.
Hannah Lupton Reinhard's Shekinah, Shiksas, And Other Nice Jewish Girls Fredericks & Freiser, NYC // March 30, 2023 - May 06, 2023
As “Ass Backwards,” the title of David Humphrey’s new show of paintings at Fredericks & Freiser, suggests, they are less in-your-face than much of his recent work.
The figures in Danielle Roberts’ paintings often look stuck and emotionless, like freshly turned walking dead constantly hovering over banal landscapes, yet they are inextricably linked to each other and in motion. Strangely suspended between connectivity and disconnection they speak directly to this omnipresent tension.
The Black Lives Matter movement has helped upend the idea of representation in the art market.
More Black artists are showing in galleries and museums, which has translated into higher sales
“There’s a lot more support for Black artists,” one painter says.
In Brooklyn-based artist Jocelyn Hobbie’s paintings (previously featured here), the figure serves as an anchor. From there, she starts to piece everything together, giving equal attention to each element, whether it’s a face, petal, or pattern. “Even though my paintings have a certain finish and deliberateness, they aren’t planned out,” she explains. “It’s very much about discovery and invention.” Born from her imagination, the environments she creates are thick with activity—plants and patterns crammed together in a blend of representation and abstraction. Hobbie likens this coalescence to the makeup of a tide pool: “it all becomes textures and colors, but everything is quite particular and distinct.” The quality and feel of the painting itself is everything for her: “Visuality is the primary value, an end in itself,” she says. “I guess I’m after an experience that’s sensual, with the possibility of delight. My choice to paint women points to histories & complexities beyond the frame.”
"Evening All Day" featured on artforum.com’s “Must-See Shows” list, the editors' selection of essential exhibitions worldwide.
John Wesley, the New York-based painter with connections to Texas, died February 10, 2022 at the age of 93. Known for its flat, graphic style featuring a pastel palette of pinks, blues, and greens, Mr. Wesley’s work was unique and did not fit tidily into the categories often used to define art.
John Wesley, a painter whose bizarre, beguiling figurations were shot through with eros and anxiety, died in February at 93.
We got a preview teaser this morning of one of our favorite painters and past collaborator/featured artist, Lamar Peterson, as he preps a new solo show, Proud Gardener, at Fredericks and Freiser in NYC.
From Jocelyn Hobbie’s paintings of hyper-realistic models at Fredericks & Freiser in New York to Tony Matelli’s gravity defying sculptures at Nino Mier Gallery in Los Angeles, these exhibitions are not to be missed.
by Paul Laster
By Rebecca Anthony, Published 14/11/2022
Real-Estate Developer John Marquez Will Open a Foundation in Miami to Showcase His Personal Collection of Colorful Figurative Art
Whoever said less is more, clearly hasn’t met Jocelyn Hobbie. We spent 10 minutes getting to know the American talent behind the lush maximalist works of women.
Pincus-Whitney may be paintings still-lifes, but they are brilliantly alive. —Evan Pricco
Welcome to the radiating energy that is Hannah Lupton Reinhard’s world! Hannah’s rhinestone studded ‘fantasy realism’ or ‘fantastic realism; works radiated familiarity, warmth and summer day magic.
A Decade of Forbes Under 30
In the 10 years since we published the first Forbes 30 Under 30 list, the world has changed dramatically, but one thing has not: our history of spotting young innovators on the verge of making it big. Now you can peruse the past decade of listmakers.
As queer art becomes more mainstream, a group of young talents finds itself at the center of a larger cultural conversation.
by Arthur Lubow
Sevillian and in her thirties, the artist Cristina de Miguel is equally inspired by baroque painting and the banalities of everyday life and intimacy.
By Jose Luis Gonzalez
November 29, 2021
Tackling the subject of war with a contemporary relevance…
Under a metahistorical guise, the filmmaking duo enact hidden tyrannies of the contemporary age, making them equal parts legible and ludicrous.
Kiki Smith sat down with Sam Messer to discuss his collaborative work with the writers Jonathan Safran Foer and Denis Johnson, now on exhibit at Fredericks & Freiser. Smith and Messer met in 1996 at the Moonhole Artist Colony on the island of Bequia, which is part of St. Vincent and the Grenadines. Denis Johnson was also at Moonhole at the same time. While there, he wrote the story “Denis the Pirate,” which is the text for Messer’s animated video.
For solo presentations, Fredericks & Freiser’s booth with several colorful Gary Panter works was a standout. Hung on black walls covered with countless original white chalk drawings, this punk pioneer's cartoony paintings, like Seven Dead, 21 Missing (1988) shined.
FREDERICKS & FREISER (D17): GARY PANTER
Mr. Panter, a comic artist and designer of sets and props for “Pee-wee’s Playhouse,” has created one of the fair’s livelier booths. In white chalk on walls painted black he drew hundreds of little characters and objects. Thereon hang a few of his vividly colorful paintings combining abstraction and scabrous cartoon imagery.
There are some very solid solo booths at Frieze New York — including Pace’s spotlight on Richard Tuttle, and Overduin & Co’s Math Bass showcase — but Gary Panter at Fredericks & Freiser is a cut above. (And I’m not just saying that because he was a recent Modern Painters cover star).
Panters’ vivid, B-movie-inspired canvases are hung against a massive chalk-drawing that the artist evidently completed in two days: A dense squiggle of pumpkin-headed freaks, dinosaurs, ghosts, piglets, and other oddities. It’s a mash-up of whimsy and horror — one of the largest canvases depicts a green-haired man with a noose around his neck, crying fat cartoon tears before being hung. In others words, a pretty accurate depiction of how many people in this tent will be feeling by the time Sunday rolls around.
For her first museum show in LA, artist Mary Reid Kelley reimagines mythology from a woman’s point of view.
by Stephen Maine: Standing in the Shadows: The Aldrich Collection, 1964-1974, Part 2, and exhibitions of Mary Beth Edelson, Kate Gilmore, Ernesto Neto, David Scanavino, Cary Smith and Jackie Winsor.
Kenny Schachter is a London-based art dealer, curator, and writer. The opinions expressed here are his own. This is the first of two installments of Schachter's Armory Week report.
Long a cult favorite, painter John Wesley receives an overdue first U.S. retrospective on view through November at New York's P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center. To mark the occasion, Dave Hickey offers an appreciation of the pop eccentric's wry and whimsical four-decade career.