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Viola Frey: The Future of Yesterday

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James Harris Gallery Downtown
May 3–June 23, Wednesdays–Saturdays


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Recommended by Joule Zelman

This solo exhibition brings together six drawings and three sculptures by California artist Viola Frey spanning from 1975 to 1997. A student of Richard Diebenkorn and Mark Rothko, Frey worked largely in ceramics—often towering, imaginatively fashioned statues of clothed and unclothed humans, each of which seems to possess a personality. The sculptures at this gallery are much smaller, but the sturdy homunculi of, for example, Western Civilization Diptych #1, have more soul and beauty than their rough surfaces and simple, indented eyes suggest. In some of her most striking two-dimensional images, powerfully built nude women loom over puppet-like men in suits, an interesting inversion of the naked, vulnerable woman-as-object so important to the Western figurative tradition.

James Harris Gallery

604 Second Ave, Seattle, Washington 98104
Hours: Wed-Sat

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  • Wed-Sat
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  • May 3–June 23, Wednesdays–Saturdays