The content is the paint.
Suzan Frecon insists that art is a wordless experience, that paintings invites us to a plane beyond understanding.
It is a finely attuned openness to the world that we encounter in Suzan Frecon’s work, a sense of color unlike anyone else’s.
These paintings are what the artist Suzan Frecon calls “slow,” meaning that they reveal themselves quietly over time.
The turning point for Suzan Frecon happened in 1989, when she saw the exhibition of the Swedish artist and mystic, Hilma af Klint: Secret Pictures at PS1.
For his solo show at Pace Gallery in 2010, Thomas Nozkowski made the decision to hang his work in pairs, with an oil painting on canvas board or panel alongside a related work on paper, setting up a contrast between density and light, slow and fast, rumination and riff. This comparison came to mind repeatedly while wandering through Paintings on Paper, the effervescent summer exhibition at David Zwirner.
The Age of Small Things, a group show organized by the painter Chuck Webster, fills the ground floor of the Lower East Side’s Dodge Gallery, where the singular touch of the artist-curator has recast a parade of diminutive objects into an unpredictable unfolding of processes and ideas.