Peter Frederiksen: Found Myself In Another Situation
Found Myself In Another Situation
Embroideries on linen
Nostalgia is being weaponized. The concept of the past and a “better time” is used as an aggressor by some in power wearing rose-colored glasses and pushed out in fear of social progress. I’m using imagery popularized in the “Golden Age” of cartoons to show violence in art, as well as art AS violence: Wile E. Coyote painting a tunnel on the side of a wall, meant to capture and kill the Road Runner; a piano dangling from a fraying rope waiting to fall on an unsuspecting victim; a note in a song rigged to explode when played correctly. Drawing a parallel between these violent images and the nostalgic era that they were created in, these threats of danger rendered in soft materials emphasize their ridiculous nature.
A closing reception will take place on Thursday, January 30th at the North Fireplace in the Drawing Room.
Peter Frederiksen lives and works in Chicago. Born in 1987, he attended the School of the Art Institute of Chicago, focusing studies on painting, drawing, and fibers. Current works are primarily embroideries.