Anna Friemoth’s self-portrait exhibit opens June 12Written by John Dorsey | | firstname.lastname@example.org
The Paula Brown Gallery is opening an exhibit of biblical proportions.
Friemoth, who used her lens to create this modern interpretation of the Ten Commandments, first came to the attention of the gallery at the Toledo Area Artists (TAA) Exhibition.
“For us, her work was an immediate purchase at the TAA show,” said Gallery Director Peter Brown. “It’s just the quality of the overall work, the composition and the story of it. Everyone has their own reasons for appreciating modern art. Paula and I have been collecting for over 35 years and we tend to stew on pieces for a long time, but at the end of the day we were just very impressed. It’s wonderful to be able to showcase the work of such a talented young artist.”
“Anna Friemoth: Self Portraits” will be on display through July 6. The exhibition marks Friemoth’s solo debut. The pieces were first showcased in MATTE magazine, which has since been cataloged by the Museum of Modern Art in New York.
“When I first started working on this series I feel like I was barely present in my work and that by working in self-portraits I was able to take on a number of different aspects of myself,” Friemoth said. “This exhibit shows my growth as an artist and as a person. I really explored the Ten Commandments, which is a subject that has always interested me and at the same time was able to come out of my shell on a very personal level.”
Friemoth will attend the opening night reception, which runs from 6-8 p.m. June 12. She will also be there at 6 p.m. June 13, for the gallery’s participation in The Arts Commission’s first Art Walk of the season, held on the second Thursday of the month June through September.
Friemoth is a 2012 graduate of the Maryland Institute College of Art. While there, she studied fashion, communication and promotion as part of the study abroad program in London at Central Saint Martins College of Art & Design in 2011.
In 2005 she won a design competition sponsored by Target. Her T-shirt design was sold on Target.com and she was featured in The New York Times. She has also worked as a contributor for the Pier 59 blog.
The Paula Brown Gallery is located in the Paula Brown Shop at 912 Monroe St. For more information, call (419) 241-2822 or visit www.paulabrownshop.com.