Born in Brooklyn, Jane Freilicher (1924–2014) studied with Hans Hofmann and came of age in the heyday of abstract expressionism. Though she moved comfortably among such abstractionists as Willem de Kooning and Joan Mitchell, she remained committed to representation in her own art, much like her colleagues Fairfield Porter and Alex Katz.
Kasmin Gallery began representing Freilicher’s estate in 2017, and now its second show, “Parts of a World,” highlights her intimate domestic subject matter through 15 still lifes ranging in date from the 1950s through the 2000s.
Many of the works depict flowers, which Freilicher painted in the same spirit as Pierre Bonnard and Henri Matisse, unconcerned by their traditional associations with femininity. They are seen, up close or at a distance, among the casual disorder of the artist’s studios in lower Manhattan and Long Island.
“Parts of a World”
Through February 27, 2021
Kasmin Gallery, New York City
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