Monday, September 13, 2010

Gallery-goers Agree! Treasure Frey's Show a Gem!

The weather was crisp as if to announce the momentous fall season that began in galleries all over Williamsburg last week. Here at Like The Spice we couldn’t wait to open the doors to L.A.-based artist Treasure Frey’s first NY solo exhibition, Shards. The streets were buzzing with gallery-goers anxious to check out the latest like Ran Ortner’s paintings at Causey Contemporary, Stephen Mallon’s photographs at Front Room, and Patrick Martinez’s video installation at Parker’s Box. Like the Spice was hopping with people anxious to see Shards. Guests schmoozed, drank wine, and examined Frey’s meticulously executed, colorful and dynamic collages. The artists, friends, and art-appreciators in attendance admired the work and got a chance to meet the artist herself.

Shards consists of new multi-media works. Frey uses gouache, tape, and acrylic paint to create layers that suggest three-dimensional forms. Her work vacillates between the geometric and the organic, the abstract and the figurative. It is delicate with a Modernist edge. Frey uses clusters and crystalline constructions to evoke different natural forms that in some works seem stable and in others threaten to dissolve or explode into chaos.

Whether people came to Like the Spice explicitly to see Shards or were simply drawn in from their general exploration of all the art events happening in the neighborhood, everyone had a good word to say about the work. The adorable Frey was beaming throughout the night and for good reason: people couldn’t stop complimenting the show! Shards is up at Like the Spice until October 10th. Be sure to RSVP on our website for the next instance of our Monthly Dinner Series on September 24th featuring Treasure Frey!

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