Dawn Frasch – Zurich

An exhibit of eighteen paintings from Dawn Frasch opens tonight at Haas & Fischer in Zurich. The first international solo show for the artist will be on display through April 3rd.

Dawn Frasch - X-Mas Special Featuring Ratty - 2010
Dawn Frasch, X-Mas Special Featuring Ratty, oil on panel, 2010.

Frasch has invited the viewer into a familiar world recalling the imagined horrors that shift through the safe confines of a child’s bedroom after dark. Her approach to this content strikes at the root of the creative mind. It’s a sad slide when, on the verge of sleep, the boogie man transforms into the mundane trepidations that arise with maturity. These paintings can take us all back to the waking dream.

Dawn Frasch - Armchair Anarchist - 2010
Dawn Frasch, Armchair Anarchist, oil on canvas, 2010.

The explosive application of paint mates well with the recurring theme of uncontrollable creation. Large brushstrokes work against minute details to develop these intriguing spaces. A sense of time is instantly felt in the frenetic arrangements. Speculations concerning before and after the evidenced moment serve as a nice corollary to the artist’s video and performance work. Have a look for yourself here.

Dawn Frasch - Pussy Pizza Party - 2010
Dawn Frasch, Pussy Pizza Party, oil on canvas, 2010.

Dawn Frasch
18 February – 3 April 2010
Haas & Fischer

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Scott Lickstein is a visual artist and was the founder / primary writer for the art news source, LookIntoMyOwl.com until January 2013 when it merged with NOWhere Limited’s Magazine.

One Response to Dawn Frasch – Zurich

  1. doghed says:

    these are so fantastic and i feel like i really understand her. beautiful paintings.

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