Cristina de Miguel
April 25 through June 7, 2019
Opening reception: Thursday, April 25 from 6 to 8 pm
Fredericks & Freiser is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by Cristina de Miguel (b. 1987). The Spanish artist makes figurative paintings built upon a network of neo-expressionistic affinities, graffiti-inflected spray paint, and highly intuitive paint application.
De Miguel’s paintings display a willingness to reconcile opposite concepts. Her figures are by turns, dignified and debased. She employs a bright color palette yet there is a dissonance that is dark and strangely perverse. Narrative plays a role as well, though de Miguel is wary of anecdote and explanation.
For her second exhibition at Fredericks & Freiser, de Miguel continues to address the typically masculine style of neo-expressionism as a visual reference point. Within the parameters of this male-dominated form of painting, she explores an open-ended story of desire and sexuality from a thoroughly female perspective. In her world, men often take the form of demon lovers: available and bold yet represented as primarily “other.” Couples (including the origin narrative of Adam and Eve) are treated less as connected partners and more as distant beings — sharing a universe wherein emotional connection is more secluded than her vigorous brushwork would have you believe.
Frieze New York, Booth D21
Featuring works by Cristina de Miguel; Mark Thomas Gibson; Jenna Gribbon; Jocelyn Hobbie; Mary Reid Kelley; John Wesley
May 1 through May 5, 2019
Curated by Amanda Schmitt
June 20 through July 26, 2019
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