Jill Friedberg will debut her latest mixed media series of paintings and sculpture at the Eric Fischl Gallery located at the Phoenix College, 1202 W. Thomas Road, Phoenix.
From 5:30 to 8 p.m., on Feb. 14, the public is invited to the opening of “A Room of One’s Own” at the gallery where Friedberg’s work will be on display from Feb. 14 – March 8.
These works, according to a press release, “aim to convey her confidence in the world’s future, portraying different aspects of life contained within the confines of various rooms— rooms filled with abundant flora, fauna, and artifacts.”
She expresses optimism for what is noted as the fate of subsequent generations through her depictions of the interaction between humanity and nature, symbiotically overcoming disparaging forces that each faces.
Friedberg’s style fuses her interest in multiculturalism and the environment with her love for expressive art forms. By integrating more than 30 layers of her photographic images taken from her travels throughout the world with acrylic paint and repurposed materials, she creates compelling narratives relating to global concerns.
Her works invite the viewer into a world of imagination in which emotional desires, dreams and experiences are expressed onto canvases with intense color and skewed perspectives, according to the release.
For nearly four decades following her education at Northwestern University and The School of the Art Institute Of Chicago, Friedberg has established herself as a nationally recognized visual artist whose works have been exhibited extensively in museums, galleries and universities throughout the country.
Recently, a piece was accepted into The Archives of American Art of the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C. Also, her work was selected for the Arizona Biennial 2018 and 2020 at The Tucson Museum of Art.
She was a member of ARC, an artist cooperative in Chicago, which was founded during the women’s movement as an alternative to the mainstream galleries — one of the oldest co-ops of its kind in the country, detailed the release.
The Eric Fischl Gallery hours are from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m., Monday through Thursday, and by appointment. Parking is available in the North Parking Lot off of Flower and 11th. The Art Building is at the southeast corner of the parking lot.
Contact the artist: email@example.com; or call 847-560-0480.
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