I'm not familiar with this living artist- Jane Freilicher. I read that a gallery in New York was holding an opening. Mostly, I was tickled by the exhibition title- that's all. In her earlier years she joined an art community in New York. She is still active today.
I picked out two pieces ( google search) that appeal to me and one, the man with the flower vase, does not. A quote from a fellow artist describes her style “… when she has to choose between the life of the painting and the rules of construction, she decides to let the rules go. The articulation of some of the figures is impossible and awkward, and though this is a fault, it is a smaller fault than murder."
The article author further explains that "this quote shows a willingness to depart from received, traditional structure when it is necessary for aesthetic wholeness, but it also shows a great respect for this same structure." FP
Jane Freilicher: Painter Among Poets, Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, Dec 17, – Feb 21, 2014
This exhibition explores painter Jane Freilicher's pivotal role among the poets of the New York School, particularly John Ashbery, Frank O'Hara, Kenneth Koch, and James Schuyler. It is comprised of the artist's paintings, works on paper, and a selection of original letters, books, and photographs. The Poetry Foundation gratefully acknowledges Tibor de Nagy Gallery, New York, for making this exhibit possible.
Jane Freilicher was born in New York in 1924. She came of age in the era of abstract expressionism and has pursued a distinctive painterly realism found in her landscapes, cityscapes, interiors, and still lifes.
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