KIRBY FREDENDALL AND ALEX DAMEVSKI
A special exhibition of works by painter Kirby Fredendall and photographer Alex Damevski opens this Friday, November 6, 2015 at the "A" SPACE in New Hope, 37 W. Bridge Street.
You are invited for the opening reception on Saturday, November 7, 2015 from 5 - 8pm.
Exhibition Dates are November 6 - 29, 2015. Gallery hours are Fridays - Sundays, 11am - 5pm or by appointment.
Fredendall and Damevski are partners in life and artists in love.
Damevski immigrated to the United States in 1968 from the former Yugoslavia. His focus is on taking photographs of obvious, everyday things and situations from odd and obscure angles so that original function is removed and replaced by something more abstract and unexpected. www.alexdamevski.com
Fredendall, a Bucks County native, paints in the world of abstractions. "I think in the end we must all create images from the heart. I think that a body of work can straddle subject matter. The thing that holds it all together is the integrity of source - working from the heart." A Duke and Arcadia University graduate in Art History and Art Education, Fredendall teaches art at a local private school as well as out of her own studio in Solebury. www.kirbyfredendall.com
ARTISTS IN LOVE
"We show each other our work and are sometimes startled at how we saw the same things in a setting - the color, the light, and the texture - all three end up in both of our work even though we are working in very different materials. We encourage each other - help each other see our work more clearly - and are each others strongest supporters." - Fredendall & Damevski
Two famous artists in love from history...
Georgia O'Keeffe and Alfred Stieglitz
met each other in 1916, quickly fell in love, married in 1924 and began a legendary romance and long lasting partnership as two of modernism's greatests artists.
Stieglitz was an american photographer who was instumental in making photography an accepted art form. Insisting that photography warrants a place among the fine arts, his own work showed great technical mastery of tone and texture. He discovered in O'Keeffe the "Eve" of authentic american art. O'Keeffe, best known for her distinct paintings of flowers, dramatic cityscapes, barren landscapes and close ups like bones against a stark desert sky, was captivated by Stieglitz's commanding power and celebrity.