Furchgott Sourdiffe Gallery will be showing “Minute Particulars: New Work by Janet Fredericks”, beginning with an opening reception with the artist on Friday, October 28th, 6-8 p.m. The exhibit will run through November 29th.
Beginning with Adirondack chairs and drawings of women and children in the 80’s and progressing through a decade using boat hulls, monumental tankers, nautical knots and fish as her subject matter, Janet Fredericks has always explored her subjects with curiosity and depth.
In 2000 Fredericks’ interests took on a more environmental direction as she worked with and in water, creating large drawings exploring what she calls “the language of water”.
In this new body of drawings and paintings the artist invites the viewer to consider how giving our attention to something as small insects can give us a much bigger picture. The exhibit’s title, “Minute Particulars” recognizes the infinite in the small, as stated by the mystic poet/artist William Blake: “He who wishes to see a vision, a perfect whole, must see it in Minute Particulars”.
In two large drawings entitled “Listening” and “Looking” children stand attentive as insects clamor about them. There is something on the wind, unseen messages abound in this work while their “ominous luminousity” further draws us into their mystery.