Project Room: Magdalena Suarez FrimkessMarch 4–April 19, 2014
Assorted ceramic figurines
Bringing up Father
Pre Columbian (Maya) Tea Pot w/ Katzenjammer angel
White Columns is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition by the Venice, CA-based artist Magdalena Suarez Frimkess. Now in her mid 80s Frimkess’s work has only recently become the subject of wider interest in the contemporary art world. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Karin Gulbran who introduced White Columns to the work of Magdalena Suarez Frimkess (and her husband and occasional collaborator Michael Frimkess) in 2012. Originally from Venezuela, Magdalena moved to Chile at age 18, and was described in Art in America in 1962 as “the most daring sculptor working in Chile.” She subsequently moved to the United States where she has continued to develop one of the most idiosyncratic bodies of both sculptural and functional ceramic work. Absorbing and exploring a diverse range of influences including various forms of folk art, comic books and animation Suarez Frimkess’ work will be featured alongside that of her husband Michael in the forthcoming Hammer Museum’s ‘Made in LA 2014’ Biennial.