ARTISTS > Gail Freund

Skier Crossing
Embroidery and acrylic on linen
4"h x 6"w
2018
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Embroidery and acrylic on linen
4"h x 6"w
2018
Deer Crossing
Embroidery and acrylic on linen
4"h x 6"w
2018
Iris I
acrylic on black sandpaper
11"h x 8.5"w
2018
Iris II
acrylic on black sandpaper
11"h x 8.5"w
2018
Snowy Woods
acrylic on black sandpaper
11"h x 19"w
2018
Overgrown Path
India ink on newsprint paper
18"h x 24"w
2017
Nancy's Pond, Andes
India ink on newsprint paper
18"h x 24"w
2017

Artist Statement:
After living in Manhattan for most of my life, being surrounded by trees is a stark contrast. Now living in Highmount, NY full time since 2016, I observe the distinct seasonal changes in this region of the Catskills. Recently I capture this landscape using various mediums: sandpaper, India Ink, and embroidery with painting on linen. I like the immediacy of drawing and painting on sandpaper and the bravery of that first dramatic stroke onto this paper, which clearly reveals the push of the gesture in the edges of the strokes. I am attracted to the relationships of trees to each other and the spaces between them, and myself - in that ever-changing landscape, where I discover an order for me to capture.

Biography:
Born in Queens, N.Y. in 1956. Received BFA from Parsons School of Design in 1979. Worked as an illustrator for publications such as The New York Times, Vogue, Mademoiselle, New York Magazine. Shifted career to design director of a costume jewelry company for 20+ years. In between, I have collaborated on film and theatre-performance art projects based in New York City as a set and costume designer.

Exhibits:
Sept. 2019- became a member of Longyear Gallery.
July 2019- AMR Open Studios Tour- Delaware County, NY
June 2019-September 2019- “Something Ducky on Main Street”- art show of painted ducks around the Village of Margaretville, N.Y.
July 13, 2019= “Distilled” (group show w music) Union Grove Distillery, Arkville NY
May 18, 2019-“Greetings From Glenford” Glenford Church Studio (group show) Glenford, New York.
May 11-June 9, 2019 “Small Works”-WAAM (Woodstock Artists Association & Museum) -*Winner of the Helen Gilkey Award. (group show) Woodstock, New York
May 11-July 5, 2019 “Local Color in Black & White”-Catskill Watershed Corporation Board Room (Solo Exhibition) Margaretville, New York.
April 8-May 11, 2019 “Gail Freund-Black & White”-Pine Hill Community Center (Solo Exhibition) Pine Hill, New York.
April-May 2019-“Upstairs At The Commons”-AMR Artists Small Works Show (group show) Margaretville, New York.
Feb-March 2019-Longyear Gallery-“Artists Choose Artists 2019” (group show) Margaretville, New York.
Dec. 2018- Pine Hill Community Center- “Small Works Show” (group show) Pine Hill, New York.
Nov. 2018- Olive Free Library- “Small works Show” (group show) Olive, New York.
July 2018- AMR Open Studios Tour-Delaware County, New York.
May 2018- Glenford Church-“Greetings from Glenford” (group show) Glenford, New York.
March 2018- Roxbury Arts Group-“Contemporary Landscapes” (group show) Roxbury, New York.