Lost Ground, a solo exhibit of paintings by Daniel Friedman opens


Lost Ground, a solo exhibit of paintings by Daniel Friedman will open Friday, April 5 with a reception from 6-10 pm. There will also be a third Friday reception on April 19 from 6-10 pm.

For more than a decade, Five15 Arts has been a collective, artist-run, contemporary art space committed to providing support and an exhibition venue for serious, professionally minded Arizona artists. Each of the artists in the collective take turns hosting solo exhibits.

Not too long ago, Daniel Friedman believed racism and bigotry were on the decline; part of America’s not-so-great past. Unfortunately, racism and bigotry seem to be socially acceptable again as mainstream beliefs. Also, ignorance about science, the environment and the economy hinders solutions to serious problems the country faces.

In these abstract paintings, Daniel tries to portray how the United States has lost ground to negative forces in our country. In some paintings, areas of color and line express the conflict between knowledge and belief. Other paintings portray, through geometric shapes, how racism thwarts progress. In others, the distorted American flag illustrates the political divisions we face. Read more about Daniel here.

Five15Arts@Chartreuse is located at 1301 NW Grand Ave, Phoenix and will be open all Fridays and Saturdays in April from 6-9 pm. You can also view the art by appointment by contacting 602-859-0247.

 

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