Exhibition: October 29 - December 3, 2005
Opening Reception: Saturday, October 29th, from 7 to 10pm
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
Showing in the project room during this exhibition: "Visitors from
the East," curated by Katherine Chapin & Alix Sloan. Click here