Julie Fraenkel exhibit opens Tuesday in Windsor at Loomis Chafee School
Mercy Gallery at Loomis Chafee School
4 Batchelder Rd., Windsor, (860) 687-6030
Julie Fraenkel: Human/Nature
Sept. 18—Oct. 24, 2012.
Artists' reception: Tues., Sept. 18, 6:45–8:45 p.m.
New Haven-based artist Julie Fraenkel brings her “poetic mixed media figures” to the Sue and Eugene Mercy Jr. Gallery located in the Richmond Art Center on the campus of The Loomis Chaffee School from Sept. 18 through Oct. 24.
Fraenkel has an art studio at Erector Square in New Haven, where she works in drawing, mixed media, sculpture and encaustics. She has exhibited her work in galleries including the John Slade Ely House and Kehler Liddell Gallery in New Haven, the Bachelier-Cardonsky Gallery in Kent and the Keyes Gallery in Branford. She is a regular participant in New Haven City-Wide Open Studios. Many of her works are held in private collections.
“My work is an allegory,” states Fraenkel. “I employ the human figure—often archetypal human forms, especially those that conjure myth—and our environment to create an extended metaphor. Together they form a modern narrative that reflects on who we are, our beauty and savagery and vulnerability, and our dual place in the world, within as well as apart from nature. I seek to strip the ephemeral human experience down to some sort of essence, exposing the internal to become visibly external, observing the mysteries of our daily existence and revealing the physical embodiment of psychological states.”
There will be an opening reception on Tues., Sept. 18, from 6:45–8:45 p.m. The public is invited to attend the opening reception and view the exhibitions during regular gallery hours. The Sue and Eugene Mercy, Jr. Gallery is located in the Richmond Art Center on the campus of The Loomis Chaffee School in Windsor, Connecticut. The gallery is open Monday through Friday from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Tuesday and Thursday evenings from 7:30– 9 p.m. and Sunday afternoon from 1– 4 p.m. There is no admission charge.