Marking the artist’s sixth solo exhibition with the gallery, Damon Freed presents a series of nonobjective abstract paintings titled “The Correspondence of Color.” In conjunction with the exhibition, Bruno David Gallery Publications will publish an exhibition catalog of the artist’s work with an exhibition history and bibliography.
Damon Freed works in a multitude of styles. Each style plays a role in his language to express color more fully. In this series the paintings began stylistically through systematic ideation. They were mathematically composed by using different proportions of mixing the paint and by way of a ruler to measure out the compositions. The visual spectrum he uses is blue, red, yellow, orange, green, and violet plus black and white; otherwise known as the primary and secondary spectrum. He also mixes tertiaries when needed. When beginning this series with pure color, he decided to paint in acrylic. The acrylics he uses are the most saturated that he has ever used. This allows him to adjust the different areas of color to his liking with ease. He likes a clean appearance and clean edges, so it helps to tape off the areas to be painted. When utilizing paint that dries relatively quickly, one can move from one shape to the next with ease. At present he works with color to satisfy his desire to paint more fully with it and has been working on a book concerning this for three years now. The title of this book is The Correspondence of Color.
Damon Freed works and lives in Missouri. He received a M.F.A. from Hunter College, New York, and a B.F.A. from the School of Visual Arts, New York. He recently published “Twonism (Thoughts, Essays, and Poems)”-January 2018. He lives and works in Sedalia, Missouri.