The Fiction Landscapes are a continuation in my interest in memories, both secure and lost within objects, which I first addressed with my Heirlooms body of work in 2012. The Fiction Landscapes are made with banal photographs of landscapes I purchase at flea markets then arranging them into new landscapes by aligning in such a way that the scene continues from photo to photo spanning wide geographic locations and decades.
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j.frede (Pronounced J. Fred)
The work of j.frede has been presented throughout the United States and Europe including such institutions as The Museum of Contemporary Art Denver, Boulder Museum of Contemporary Art, Soundvision Gallery (Portland, OR), Phantom Galleries (Long Beach, CA), Ausland (Berlin, German), Machine Project (Los Angeles), 321 Gallery (NYC), Berkeley Art Museum (Berkeley, CA) and more.
j.frede continues to work in various mediums in Los Angeles.
2017 Beginning at the End - Sculpture March 11th - Los Angeles, CA - Group Show SquigAlert Cordesa Fine Art
This Land - Photo Arrangements April 22nd - Los Angeles, CA - Two Person Show with Amber Jean Young Monte Vista Projects
Still, Life - Photo Arrangements May 6th - Brooklyn, NY - Solo Show Lyeberry HQ
2015 Passage / hours - Video / Sculpture January 17th - San Francisco - Concurrent Solo shows Savernack Street / Station Gallery
Parallel Migration - Video Installation February 14/ 15 - San Francisco RE:SOUND Series Mare Island Shoreline Heritage Preserve
Support Systems - Sculpture / Photographs March 23rd - Los Angeles - Two Person Show (with Joshua Petker) - 2A Gallery
The Hot 100 - (Auction) - Photographs April 16th - Online Auction - Benefit for the Leonardo Dicaprio Foundation - paddle8.com Curated by Sarah Belden / Sarah Belden Fine Art Advisory, Spain
After Malevich - Photograph / Video June 28th - Brooklyn, NY - Group Show - Joy Syringe - 321 Gallery
Artist in Residence - The Clipperton Project - Scotland September - The Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK
2013 Unentitled -Paintings February 9th - Culver City - Solo Show - Lebasse Projects Fiction Landscape no.02 - Photo arrangement March 9th - Denver, CO - Group Show - Reality of Fiction - Redline Gallery
How About Now - Painting / Sculpture June 9th - Los Angeles, Ca - Group Show - Namaste Highland Park
Exquisite Corpse - Painting / Collage (collaborative work with Amanda Gordon Dunn) July 13th - Denver, CO - Group Show - Groundswell Gallery
2012 Marie Antoinette - Silkscreen, Silver Leaf, Ink on Dollar March 31st - Los Angeles, CA - Group Show - All in for the 99%
Heirlooms-Sculptures June 22nd - Denver, CO - Two Person Show (with Amanda Gordon Dunn) - Pirate Contemporary
Glass Music - Performance May 8th - Berkeley, CA - Berkeley Art Museum Succulents no.1 & no.2 - Photographs / collaboration with Joseph Imhauser September 13th - New York City, NY - NYU Wagner Gallery - Reborn:9/11 Exhibition