Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Brooks Frederick

January 17 – February 14, 2008
Abercrombie Gallery - McNeese State University
Closing Reception & Artist's Talk: 6-8 PM, Feb 14

Is it conservative or edgy to paint the bayou today? Might environmental activism be approached by simply putting the brush to canvas, depicting locations such as Cocodrie? Majestic waters fill the picture plane in Brooks Frederick's plein air panoramas, illuminating estuaries lying between the Mississippi and Atchafalaya Rivers- about 85 miles south of New Orleans and home to the LUMCON laboratory.

Featuring more than fifty paintings and drawings, Frederick's recent landscapes depicting the Louisiana coastal wetlands are among the highlights offered by a new solo exhibition in Lake Charles. Based in Brooklyn for the last eight years, Frederick is a native of Houma who trained at an early age in color visualist technique with Henry Hensche . After attending LSU-BR and McNeese, he received a Masters from the New York Academy of Art in 2005. These days Frederick is influenced by Lennart Anderson, and seeks painted representation that offers us new possibilities for classic forms.

Posted by Laura Blereau

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Here is another group of people putting their hearts, minds and artwork together for New Orleans:

The artists for New Orleans are amazing and so is the fact that you can shop+give to Global Green's NOLA rebuild project.