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David Freed: Strings

  • Reynolds Gallery 1514 West Main Street Richmond, VA (map)

The exhibition title, Strings, signifies Freed’s exploration of the word “string” as a line, thread, instrument, collection of beads or crimes, or kind of particle theory. It transcends a simple definition, engaging architecture, music, science, and art, a concept which Freed emphasizes in his mark making as one line extends into many marks, a shape, a form, a season. Unlike his earlier works on delicate Italian and Japanese papers, in Strings, Freed adapts his practice using a more durable paper called Khadi. The handmade Indian paper withstands the physicality of Freed’s process, as he layers etching, relief, woodcut, watercolor, pastel, and collage. These expressive, experimental gestures instill a palpable energy in the work and also convey Freed’s exploration in color.