Artists' Legacy Foundation

Gods & Monsters

Thru May 24
Presented by: American University Museum at the Katzen Arts Center
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Gods & Monsters explores the influence of Viola Frey’s (1933-2004) early history and the development of her personal iconography. Frey's idiosyncratic textures, colors, and compositions constantly evolved, eventually coalescing as the monumental sculptures for which she is best known. Along the way, her deep interest in art history informed an exploration of figures resembling gods, deities, monsters, and humans. In the words of art critic Mark Van Proyen, the intensely personal aspects of her work of the 1960s-1970s "were strategically submerged, muted and sublimated, always lurking below the works’ lustrous surfaces, but never so far as to be unseen.” Many of the works on view have not been exhibited, offering visitors an inside look at works that were held closely in the studio. Curated by Squeak Carnwath. Organized in collaboration with the Artists' Legacy Foundation.

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