Miami Salsa II: Carol Fryd

The Art Place Wynwood, presents Miami Salsa II, paintings and collages by prominent Miami based artist Carol Fryd.  Opening reception is Wednesday Oct. 10 , 6-11 PM; Wynwood Art Walk,  Saturday Oct. 13 , 6-11 PM.

Miami Salsa returns home from the Museo de las Casas Reales in Santo Domingo DR. Curated by the country’s top art critic, Abil Peralta Aguero it opened March 20, 2012 with a gala reception attended by  the Israeli ambassador to the DR, Members of the Dominican Government and Dominican artists and collectors.

A native Floridian who moved to Miami Beach at age two, Fryd co-founded Miami’s first women’s art coop, The Continuum Gallery.  There on fifty first street on Miami Beach ten fiercely serious women artists brought such top art luminaries as John Chamberlain, Betty Parsons, Professor Tom Banshoff of Brown University, Jack Flam , Matisse expert, Walter Darby Bannard , Peter Kahn,  and the famous photographer Roman Vishniac to Miami Beach.  Women’s issues remain a motif of Fryd’s work.  Goddesses and self portraits dot her collages.

But, it is the bright colors and salsa rhythms that are front and center of this show. Diane Camber, Director of the Bass Museum from 1980 until 2007 referred to her work as a “transcendent feast” and Elisa Turner said “Fryd has pagan grace and power.” Danilo Gonzalez, Director of The Art Place Wynwood describes Fryd as “a pioneer of digital art, fearlessly creating a language of sublime constructivism uniquely her own.”

Carol Fryd hails from the Hans Hofmann tradition, having studied extensively with his New York star pupils James Billmyer and Nieves Billmyer. A colorist, the excitement and hot juicy hues of her palette are matched only by the intensity and heat of the Miami Sun. Twentieth century artistic influences include Bonnard, Stuart Davis, Picasso and Matisse, but her voice is distinctly her own.  Fryd continues to push the envelope by exploring the use of computer generated drawings that find their way into her large works on canvas. Upcoming Museum shows include a one person show, Bible Stories Reexamined at the Jewish Museum of South Florida, May 20 through November 2013 and Master and Student: James Billmyer and Carol Fryd at the Museo del Arte Moderno in the DR.

Contact: Molly Bo, Gallery Manager at theartplacewynwood@gmail.com

Gallery Hours: Monday – Saturday 1-6 PM

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