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Selected Exhibitions and Resources

Visit this Exhibitions page for updates on exhibitions, resources, initiatives, and ideas related to artist and producer, Linda Freeman, as well as other artists featured on this web site.

Linda Freeman, Solo Exhibition

Curated by Suzanne Cruit
Opening: Tuesday, October 22, 2013
Henry Gallery, Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Monday - Friday, from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Artist Talk and Film Screening

The Creative Process: Artists at Work 
Documentary and Artist Talk with Linda Freeman
Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley
30 East Swedesford Road, Malvern, PA 19355
Wednesday, October 30, 2013, 7:00 - 8:30 pm
Free to register: https://artistsatwork.eventbrite.com

Artist and Documentary Producer Linda Freeman talks about her creative process and shares her film which focuses on six well-known artists exploring their irresistible impulse to create. Each demonstrates how they navigate through their unique process of creating a work of art. Before and after the talk, a selection of Linda’s paintings will be on view in the Henry Gallery located in the Conference Center at Penn State Great Valley. 

Linda Freeman’s imaginary views of the forest and plants at various times of the day is richly colored. Each image exudes a different mood and emotional tenor. Freeman paints in high drama with surging form, the plants serving as a symbol of life and the passage of time.

"Women Call for Peace: Global Vistas"

Curated by Dr. Lisa Farrington
October 8 through December 10, 2013
Opening Reception: Tuesday October 8, 2013 5:30-7:30 pm
Artists Panel Discussion: October 23, 2013 5:30-7:30 pm
Anya and Andrew Shiva Gallery
John Jay College, City University of New York
59th Street and 11th Ave, New York, NY 10019

The fifty three works in the exhibition — paintings, sculptures and prints — offer stunningly beautiful but powerful statements of the artists’ commitment to peace on all fronts— personal, political, domestic, and international. 

Artists in the exhibition are Emma Amos, Siona Benjamin, Chakaia Booker, Nanette Carter, Judy Chicago, Linda Freeman, Susanne Kessler, Leila Kubba, Grace Matthews, Renee Magnanti, Irene Hardwicke Olivieri, Faith Ringgold, Aminah Robinson, Flo Oy Wong, and Helen Zughaib.

Past showings have been held at the Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, in Lincoln, Nebraska from September 18, 2012 to January 13, 2013; and the J. Wayne Stark University Center Galleries, in College Station, Texas from March 09, 2013 to May 28, 2013. In addition, the exhibition was shown at John Jay College, New York, NY in 2013.

Additionally, the show has been viewed at the Spiva Center for the Arts in Joplin, MO in the summer of 2011 and with the Art League of Bonita Springs at the Center for the Arts of Bonita Springs, in Bonita, FL from October 2010 to March 2011.

"We're all different ethnically, religiously. We need to have tolerance to understand other people's differences. Communication, education, compassion and tolerance. That's what this show is all about," said artist Linda Freeman, who has five works (below) in the show. A native of New York City, Freeman first imagined this exhibit after she created a 9/11 mixed-media work using paint, fabric and poetry.

Freeman's "The World Was (9/11)" artwork shows falling flowers that descend through a rich blue firmament, a tribute to the New Yorkers who died. She weaves a poem through the grid that represents building windows, and the words capture her immediate and heartbreaking response to the tragedy.

Linda Freeman: Solo Exhibition at SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea
"The Imaginary Landscape Series, 2011"

These are some of the new pieces Linda exhibited:

"Linda Freeman’s imaginary views of the forest and plants at various times of the day is richly colored. Each image exudes a different mood and emotional tenor. Freeman paints in high drama with surging form, the plants serving as a symbol of life and the passage of time.

The resulting paintings do not depict actual events. Rather they represent the powerful emotional residue of her life experience. Despite their fresh improvisational appearance, Freeman’s work has developed painstakingly over many years.

The techniques that mark her painting style include layers of acrylic overlaid with oil glazes, which allow for a delicate transparent effect. Freeman’s paintings are bordered with multicolored fabrics complementing the ethereal transparencies of the finished work.

Freeman's imagery is rooted in experience, memory and observed reality. Without her deeply felt emotional approach to art making, she couldn’t even begin to create such wonderful paintings. I love it!"

— Faith Ringgold

Our Ancestors Quilt Project

Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman and Grace Matthews new works focus on peace and family. The ancestor story addresses a universal crisis, the world’s children have adopted a sedentary lifestyle and have forgotten how to play. “Something must be done or life as we know it will cease. They need the help of our ancestors, they would have the children and all of us laughing in no time. They had love and hope. All we have is hatred violence and war.” Visit ancestorsproject.blogspot.com for more information.

Women Only! in Their Studios

Eleanor Flomenhaft, former Director of the Fine Arts Museum of Long Island, has curated this important exhibition.

Contemporary women artists, revered by museums in the United States and in most cases worldwide, deplore how little their work is recognized by the American public. This exhibition is a stellar assemblage of sixty works by twenty artists who broke through the glass ceiling, in fact shattered it, but are not yet household names.

Included are Jennifer Bartlett, Amalia Mesa Bains, Camille Billops, Elizabeth Catlett, Linda Freeman, Ann Hamilton, Grace Hartigan, Jenny Holzer, Barbara Kruger, Elizabeth Murray, Howardena Pindell, Laurie Simmons, Faith Ringgold, Miriam Schapiro, Jaune Quick-to-See Smith, Joan Snyder, Pat Steir, Gail Tremblay, Jackie Winsor and Flo Oy Wong. All these artists share a relentless focus and the courage to embrace uncharted territories.

The group is as culturally diverse as the many strands that make up our great melting pot. Their basic expressive means are as boldly distinctive as the cultures are different; each artist is an innovator of compelling power.

If you are interested in having this exhibition at your gallery, museum, or cultural organization, please contact Linda Freeman at 914-238-9366 or Smith Kramer Travelling Exhibitions at 800-222-7522.

Voices in Cloth: Story Quilts

"Voices In Cloth: Story Quilts," an exhibition featuring Faith Ringgold, Linda Freeman, and Grace Matthews. Held at the University of Southern Mississippi Museum of Art, August 12-October 2, 2004.

Download the PDF version of the exhibition catalogue. The 20 page, color catalogue includes a foreword by Tony Lewis, Ph.D., Director of the University of Mississippi Museum of Art, as well as essays by Lisa E. Farrington, Ph.D. Design by Julie Meridy.

If you are interested in having this exhibition at your gallery or museum, please contact Linda Freeman at 914-238-9366 or email her at videopaint2@msn.com.

Textiles Transformed: The New American Fine Art Quilt

More than simply a beautiful art show, "Textiles Transformed" hails an exciting new art form. Curated by Lisa Farrington, "Textiles Transformed" presents the work of 11 artists whom, using textiles and other media, transpose the traditional quilt into unique compositions that resonate with emotion and ideas in a powerful new way.

Artists selected for the exhibtion include: Robin Schwaide, Randy Frost, Marylon Henrion, Patric Malarcher, Joy Saville, Nancy Crow, Linda Freeman, Faith Ringgold, Gail Tremblay, Grace Matthews, and Carolyn Mazioomi.

Lisa Farrington has curated quilt exhibitions and other historical shows of importance in the past, including "Art & Identity: the African American Athletic" (1999), "Women as Inspiration: The Art of Gaye Ellington" (2000), "Fifity Years of Haitian Art" (1995), and "The Language of Color: Women's Voices" (1994). She has worked for seven years at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, in the Department of Painting and Sculpture. The textbook she has written for Oxford University Press on the art of African American women, Creating Their Own Image: the History of African Women Artists will be published in the fall of 2004, accompanied by a three-month exhibtion at Parsons School of Design/The New School, which she will also curate.

If you are interested in having this exhibition at your gallery or museum, please contact Linda Freeman at 914-238-9366 or email her at videopaint2@msn.com.

 

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Art Exhibitions

Linda Freeman had a solo exhibition at SOHO20 Gallery Chelsea, in spring 2011. See full story and images lower left.

Resources

NY Foundation for the Arts
Artists Foundation
Worldwide Arts Resources
ArtShow.com
National Endowment for the Arts
Arts Midwest
New England Foundation for the Arts
Western States Arts Federation
New York State Council on the Arts
Alliance of Artists Communities

Linda’s Web Site

Linda Freeman — artist, videographer, and founder of L&S Video, now has her own web site!