Don Fritz
Exhibition: October 29 - December 3, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 29th, from 7 to 10pm

Exhibition images will be posted here this week.

Billy Shire Fine Arts (BSFA), Culver City is proud to present “Wünderland”, new paintings, drawing and raku ceramics By Don Fritz.

Fritz’s work has evolved from an early interest in Pop Art and icons of American pop culture expressed through popular imagery and cultural artifacts. Fritz explores visual symbols for what they represent both literally and metaphorically to create nostalgic iconography.

“Wünderland” portrays a fascination with the psychological refusal to acknowledge and accept the pervasive cultural narratives of childhood, power, and gender. For fritz, childhood is a place charged with fantasies of freedom and innocence. It is addressed in his work by appropriating familiar imagery and reconstructing it on an image surface in a self-reflexive and highly material approach. His paintings come alive through the art of Raku, an ancient ceramic art form originating in Japan in the 15th century.

Don Fritz received his Master’s of Fine Arts from the University of California Davis, in the late 1970s and has shown widely in California and Japan.

Showing in the project room during this exhibition: "Visitors from the East," curated by Katherine Chapin & Alix Sloan. Click here for details.