At the Art Fairs: Christine Frerichs

This weekend at VOLTA, Gallery | KM from Santa Monica, CA, presented� Christine Frerich’s diminutive, thickly painted abstractions. Frerich’s work seemed out of place in an art fair atmosphere–more handmade and personal than the glitzy, over-produced projects and installations that dominate the fairs. But there they were. Working in an intimate scale that she compares to a handwritten letter, Frerichs explores three themes in her paintings: the relationship
between two people, sight (and it’s interruption), and the possibility that imagined landscape space can convey emotional transformation.

Christine Frerichs, You and me, Los Angeles, 2011, oil and ink on canvas, 11 by 8.5 inches. Images courtesy of Gallery KM in Santa Monica, CA.

Based in Los
Angeles, Frerichs is scheduled to have a solo show at at Gallery | KM in
June. She received her B.F.A. from the University of Arizona in
2002 and her M.F.A. from the University of California, Riverside in
2009. Frerichs has�taught undergraduate painting and drawing courses at
U.C. Irvine, U.C. Riverside and is currently Senior Lecturer at Otis
College of Art and Design and Adjunct Faculty at East Los Angeles
College. Her work was featured in New American Paintings in 2005.

Christine Frerichs, A letter to my adult self on the topic of love, 2009-2011, oil on canvas, 11 by 8.5 inches.

Christine Frerichs, Nude, Reclining, 2009, oil on canvas, 11 by 8.5 inches.

Christine Frerichs, Egress (for Fra Angelico), 2013, oil and ACP (Activated Carbon Paint) on canvas, 11 by 8.5 inches


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  1. I enjoyed spending some extra time with these paintings at Volta. Glad you posted about them Sharon.

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