Rose Freymuth-Frazier

b. 1977, Nevada City, CA

Employing the techniques of the past in the service of contemporary exploration, Frazier seeks to add a fresh voice to the sometimes venerable, sometimes dusty and archaic tradition of large-scale figurative painting, while subtly addressing the mythology, objectification and subjugation of women. Her subjects are at first glance close to home-new mothers, friends, lovers, artists, dancers-but are then quickly placed at a distance via edgy modification, rigorous technique, minimal contexts and composition, and idiosyncratic use of color. The artist is also interested in social presentation, artifice, and simulation as they relate to the subjects. Rose Frazier hopes to peel away a gossamer thin layer of reality, not just to document the real but also to reveal what might be.