Frederick Sommer: cityARTs

Frederick Sommer:
cityArts
2016-12-29T19:52:32+00:00

Project Description

Frederick Sommer: Choice and chance structure art and nature

cityArts – 2011

“‘Where a thing is, is more important than what it is.’ This undated quote by the artist Frederick Sommer sums up neatly his lifelong aesthetic. A man of restless artistic energies and profound curiosity. Sommer roamed the artistic landscape working in photography, drawing and collage throughout the middle and latter half of the century, until his death in 1999. He brought to each medium his conviction that visual elements in the world could be de-contextualized and rearranged in ways that were viscerally satisfying, as well as intellectually challenging.

This huge show of Sommer’s work encompasses both Ricco/Maresca and Bruce Silverstein galleries, each a noteworthy venue in its own right. The show focuses mainly on Sommer’s extraordinary work in collage. A smattering of photos and a fascinating dollop of vernacular scientific objects neatly bookend this thoughtfully curated selection.

This huge show of Sommer’s work encompasses both Ricco/Maresca and Bruce Silverstein galleries, each a noteworthy venue in its own right. The show focuses mainly on Sommer’s extraordinary work in collage. A smattering of photos and a fascinating dollop of vernacular scientific objects neatly bookend this thoughtfully curated selection”

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