Paintings by Eric Friedmann
May 1st through August 4th, 2018
Opening Reception May 10th 5:30-8:00pm
viewing hours 10:00am - 5:00 pm
Monday - Friday and by appointment
IFAC Arts and the Yard Lower East Side
present Spring Awakening, new paintings
by Eric Friedmann.
Friedmann’s expressive and colorful abstractions
elicit an immediacy of painting
and the relativity of time. The works in the
series suggest a subjective impression of
movement, like people gathering in fields
of flowers, a utopic garden. The paintings
spring forth from the canvas towards the
viewer and reference, not only the history of western abstraction but the action of
a physical, mental, and emotional release from that which is stuck, static, and
frozen. A period of discomfort can provide the basis for a period of happiness and
joy. Friedmann’s artworks extract a rawness and authentic freedom through his
process and assist us to access our direct experience of natural truths and to
awaken from the dogma of 20th century art.
Eric Friedmann (b.1961) is a painter and sculptor based in New York and works
in Long Island City. He graduated summa cum laude in fine art and existentialist
philosophy at Ithaca College, and later attended the School of Visual Arts. Since
1992, Friedmann has split his time and practice between New York, Germany,
and Switzerland. His work focuses on the structures and systems of thought, and
their simplification for a greater understanding of contemporary archaeology as it
relates to current philosophies of art, politics, and feminism.
Curated by Lee Wells - Director IFAC Arts
For more information please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or +1 646 863 1009.
From the ice they are freed, the stream and brook,
By the Spring’s enlivening, lovely look;
The valley’s green with joys of hope;
The Winter old and weak ascends
Back to the rugged mountain slope.