The Arts Club of Washington
Hayes Friedman: The Inviolate Figure
On Wednesday, May 10, 2000, from 6:30 to 8:30 pm, the Arts Club of Washington will host an opening reception for artists Hayes Friedman and Keith Sharp. Washington artist Hayes Friedman will display a collection of paintings entitled The Inviolable Figure in the Monroe Gallery. Keith Sharp will show a collection of works simply titled Photographs in the MacFeeley Gallery. Both exhibitions are a part of the 1999-2000 Exhibition Season juried by Ross Merrill of the National Gallery of Art and will run from May 10 through June 10, 2000. (left: Women in Ribbons)
Hayes Friedman brings a reverence for tradition to the Arts Club with her latest collection of paintings. Friedman builds and embellishes the surface of her compositions with successive transparent layers; the results are intricately worked visions of the human form, especially the female figure. An homage to art history and a fascination with sculpture and architecture are evident in the work. It is impossible not to see the influence of the Grecian masters and a bit of the whimsy of Surrealism in these intriguing creations. Friedman prefers not to make a direct statement about the collection, instead she says, " My work is composed of fragments from past, almost forgotten worlds...The work is not obvious and hopes to remain mysterious." Friedman has exhibited her work throughout the United States. (right: Angel of 2000)
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