October 30–December 30, 2004
Reception for the artist: Saturday, October 30th 5-8pm.
Western Project is proud to present Eric Freeman’s third solo exhibition in Southern California. Freeman is a native of Long Island and works year round in his studio in Sagaponack, New York. He has shown in Stockholm, Budapest and New York, at the Mary Boone Gallery.
The show will consist of five monumental paintings; different architectural compositions – each visionary and emblematic. Previously, Freeman referred to landscape in his paintings. This body of work references modernist abstraction: Flavin, Leger, Newman, and Turrell. Freeman tweaks historical classicism with his insistent color and bold compositions, giving the work a hyper-contemporary appearance. He has created works which optically bend the edges of the canvases, creating immense sculptural fields of light. It is the radiance of Freeman’s color that creates the content – tunnels of light, singular and intersecting, emphatic in scale (eight and nine feet square), demanding and producing an ecstatic beauty. Each work is a visual tremor, recalling Rothko, Hendrix, Melville and other historic artists who saw the illusion and connection of the human and natural world with awe.
For further information and visuals, please contact the gallery at
310-838-0609, or www.western-project.com