The first blog post I did as Woman Seeking Art was the Viola Frey career retrospective show at the di Rosa Center for Contemporary Art in Sonoma, CA. Ever since, I always share images of any of Frey’s work I see, and believe I’ve made some of you fans along the way. Her work is immediately recognizable, and I haven’t met a piece of hers I haven’t liked.
Viola Frey is part of my imaginary friend group which includes, among others, Betty Woodman and Beatrice Wood. When I see their work I feel like I’ve run into a dear friend. Call me crazy.
Viola Frey: Faces, Masks and Figurines at the Nancy Hoffman Gallery was fantastic. I had a nice long conversation with a lovely man working at the gallery whose name I am forgetting. Frey fans cannot talk enough about her, and I was glad to meet someone so knowledgeable about the work.
I was excited beyond belief to see the World Civilization Bench. I took photos from every angle, walked around it probably 50 times. I truly found it hard to leave.
The ceramic plates below are from 1979-1998. Ask me for specific names and dates on anything!
Are you ready to join the Viola Frey fan club yet?
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I am so ready! Thank you for letting me vicariously ride along on your travels. This is the most I’ve ever seen of her work. I’ve just seen a single piece here and there. Must have been a lot of fun to be in that room for a while.
Your membership card will be arriving soon!
Ah, those 3 are in my pantheon too!
I’m so sorry I missed this—thanks so much for sharing