WAAM is extremely excited to announce installation artist Lorrie Fredette will visit us later in the year to talk about her work. Here is an artist statement I found online at MOMA PS1:
I make installations and sculptures that are inspired by medical and environmental news stories pulled from today’s headlines and historical sources. Upon choosing an area of focus, such as the swine, avian and Spanish flus, or the increased incidence of poison ivy with the growth of greenhouse gases, I set upon a rigorous course of research, gathering images which I then alter, vet and reject through an elaborate system designed to completely subvert and distort any likeness to the original source.
Lorrie’s work is being shown by Cynthia Reeves at her MASS MoCA Art Campus Gallery. If you’re in the area be sure to stop by.
Michael Mulhern + Lorrie Fredette
January 4 through March 15, 2016
Cynthia-Reeves @ MASS MoCA Art Campus, North Adams, MA
nothing interferes. Beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, steel, nylon line. © 2015
Current and future exhibitions include:
The Undesirables at the Paul Robeson Galleries @ Rutgers University from January 19 – March 23, 2016.
ART 31 at the Art & History Museums – Maitland in Maitland, Florida
March 4 – May 1, 2016.
The opening reception is Friday, March 4th and Lorrie will be in attendance.
The lack of distinction. Beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, nylon line. © 2016
Here’s a video of the artist installing at the Visual Arts Center of New Jersey
About the Artist
Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and plague.
Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Exhibition venues include Art Miami (Miami, FL), University of Tennessee (Knoxville, TN), Hunterdon Art Museum (Clinton, NJ), Schema Projects (Brooklyn, NY), Dowling College (Oakdale, NY), SUNY Fredonia (Fredonia, NY), Cynthia-Reeves Project (Brattleboro, VT), Islip Art Museum (NY), Seton Hall University (South Orange, NJ), Bank of America Headquarters (Charlotte, NC), Mass MoCA (North Adams, MA) and Jyväskylä Art Museum (Jyväskylä, Finland).
She is the recipient of awards that include MARK 09 and Strategic Opportunity Grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts (2009 and 2007 respectively), and has participated in residencies at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts, (Ithaca, NY), the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Visiting Artist Program at Loomis Chaffee, (Windsor, CT), and the Women’s Studio Workshop, (Rosendale, NY). Fredette holds a BFA in sculpture from the Herron School of Art/Indiana University. Cynthia-Reeves in New York represents her work