Saskia Friedrich: Meteors in Metamorphosis

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Saskia Friedrich: Meteors in Metamorphosis

New York

Saskia Friedrich: Meteors in Metamorphosis
to Sat 11 Jan 2020
Fri-Mon 11am-5pm

Halsey McKay presents Meteors in Metamorphosis, Saskia Friedrich’s first solo exhibit with the gallery.

Artworks


Soul Sail, 2019
Cotton and linen on aluminum
88.5 x 25 inches (224.8 x 63.5 cm)

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You the Me, Me the You, 2019
Cotton and linen on aluminum
46 x 49 inches (116.8 x 124.5 cm)

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Metamorph Trace, 2019
Cotton and linen on aluminum
65 x 29 inches (165.1 x 73.7 cm)

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Been in Being, 2019
Cotton and linen on aluminum
64 x 41 inches (162.6 x 104.1 cm)

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Action Attention Flow, 2019
Cotton and linen on aluminum
75 x 26 inches (190.5 x 66 cm)

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Meteor Egg, 2019
Cotton and linen on aluminum
42 x 31 inches (106.7 x 78.7 cm)

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Friedrich’s work draws on multiple systems of thought and eclectic fields of interest: green architecture, sustainable cities, biostructures, Sufi mysticism, and the tradition of whirling. She continues to concern herself with art expressed as environment and its relationship to oneself and others. With a meditative approach, Friedrich views her role as both a translator and perceiver deeply informed by nature. The works on display appropriately feel both terrestrial, and cosmic.

Curved and organic in their asymmetry each work is composed of aluminum and cotton. The contrast of materials is felt upon viewing as each work gently absorbs and reflects light. This push/pull between the matte of the cotton and sheen of the aluminum plays with the relationship between the curved free flowing line of the circumference and the straight repetition of each work’s pattern. The patina in the texture of the work’s aluminum feels biomorphic and sedimentary, a grounding base to the bold, singular color of each pattern. Body-like in size, this series of works evolved to become a conduit for Friedrich’s longing to construct memorizers of love, vessels to store and commemorate what we emote and receive.

Saskia Friedrich (b. Munich, Germany) earned a BFA at The School of Visual Arts in New York, NY. The artist has participated in exhibitions at Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY; Galerie MaxWeberSixFriedrich, Munich, Germany; Willoughby Sharp Gallery, New York, NY; Achim Kubinsky Gallery, New York, NY; The Parrish Art Museum, Watermill, New York; Southhampton Arts Center, Southhampton, New York; Autobody, Bellport, New York among others. Friedrich was the 2018, artist in residence at the Watermill Center, Watermill, New York.

Courtesy of the artist and Halsey McKay Gallery, New York


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