Suzan Frecon - beginning with color

Frecon's show at Zwirner warranted more time than I was able to give it last week. These small sweet paintings don't do so well online though. I especially liked the works on paper, the irregularity of the surface, the buckling of the paper the subtle changes of color, especially in the dark blues, all get lost in my monitor. Here's Frecon's interview with John Yau for the Brooklyn Rail.

I would love to begin with color. That’s where my paintings usually begin, with an idea of color, and red is a long and integral part of them. 
cathedral series, variation 6
Oil on linen
2 panels. Overall: 108 x 87 3/8 inches
Watercolor on stressed old Indian ledger paper

cathedral series, variation 5 (closer)
Oil on linen
2 panels
Overall: 108 x 87 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches
274.3 x 221.9 x 3.8 cm
Each panel: 54 x 87 3/8 x 1 1/2 inches
137.2 x 221.9 x 3.8 cm


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