press release



56 Bogart Street Brooklyn NY 11206                                            

Opening Reception: February 6th, 7– 9 P.M.                                                          

Exhibition Dates: February 6th – March 8th, 2015 


                                                                                                                                               For Immediate Release:


Fred Valentine: Toward Grandfather Mountain


STUDIO10 is pleased to present Fred Valentine: Toward Grandfather Mountain, an exhibition of new paintings. The exhibition includes works of implied landscapes as well as paintings of overlapping geometric forms. All the paintings flirt with a trompe l'oeil frame. The painted frame also becomes a subject in the composition. This illusory element also alters how one reads the “paintings” inside the frames.


Valentine remarks, “These paintings are flat out compositions, improvisations and full thunk thoughts. They come from a place of many starts with monsters and angels from the past clearing the brush and leading the way. They are riffs on a rectangle and the idea of image making.”


Fred Valentine lives and works in Ridgewood, Queens. He was awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Fellowship in 2014. He has a B.F.A. from the Columbus College of Art and Design and an M.F.A. from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He is the director and owner of Valentine gallery. His work has been reviewed and featured in the New York Times, Bomb Magazine, Time Out NY, and other publications. He received a grant from the Pollack Krasner Foundation and was awarded a residency at Yaddo. He was recently included in Brooklyn Magazine's list of the 100 most influential people in Brooklyn culture.


For more information and images, please contact Annelie McGavin at (718) 852-4396. 


STUDIO10 is located at 56 Bogart Street (Morgan Avenue stop on the L train) in Bushwick.

Gallery hours: Thursday through Sunday 1 - 6 pm or by appointment

Contact:  (718) 852-4396

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