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Jenna Gribbon in ArtNet News

Take a gander at what there is to do in the US capital of the art world this week.


Each week, we search New York City for the most exciting and thought-provoking shows, screenings, and events. See them below. 

Thursday, September 5–Saturday, November 2 

5. “Jenna Gribbon: When I Looked At You The Light Changed” at Fredericks & Freiser

Jenna Gribbon melds art history, memory, and her own intimate experiences into a dream-like cohesion for her first solo exhibition with the gallery. Two recent bodies of work make up the show: portraits of her friends and family, and paintings of women wrestling. In these works, Gribbon draws on a deep historical well—from the Rococo indolence of Fragonard, to the haptic homoeroticism of archaic Greek athletes, to the lively brushstrokes of the Impressionists—with remarkable fluidity. One has the sense that she is as familiar with art history as she is with her subjects, and is allowing her viewers a coveted glimpse into a private sphere. It’s all done so eloquently that the gesture is as disarming as it pleasing.    

Location: Fredericks & Freiser, 536 W 24th Street
Price: Free
Time: Opening, 6 p.m.–8 p.m, Tuesday–Sunday, 10 a.m.–6 p.m.

—Katie White