A Booth Between Friends

At Peter Blum Gallery’s two-person exhibition at Frieze NY, Rosy Keyser and Esther Kläs exhibit side-by-side: Two friends, two artists strongly connected to their materials, and two drastically different approaches to art-making, united by the physical nature of their practice.

Rosy Keyser splits her time between Brooklyn and the hamlet of Medusa in Upstate New York, the latter she’s been lured to by a strong will to roam the outdoors. “There’s something wild about Medusa,” she has said. “Stuff gets f*cked up outside, and sometimes I’ll leave it for a week, and come back to it, and it’s changed, and I’ll make that into something.” Meanwhile, from a studio in Brooklyn, Esther Kläs makes casts in indoor solitude. Yet no matter their different approaches, the artists arrive with gestural, energetic works that hang in perfect harmony.

On view at Peter Blum Gallery, Frieze NY - Booth B53, May 9th – 13th.