David Zwirner is pleased to present new work by American artist Suzan Frecon at the gallery’s 24 Grafton Street location, marking her eighth solo exhibition with the gallery and the first major presentation of her paintings in London. On view will be new large-scale and midsized canvases that elaborate on the artist’s enduring investigation of painting, as well as her richly textured paintings on paper. Frecon is known for abstract oil paintings and works on paper that—as she notes—‘speak for themselves.’ Made over long stretches of time, her work invites the viewer’s sustained attention: these, she says, ‘are not pictures...
  • Installation view, Suzan Frecon: recent paintings, oil and water, David Zwirner, London, April 12–May 28, 2022. Copyright the artist. Courtesy David Zwirner

  • Frecon’s continued interest in the possibilities afforded by variations of ongoing compositional motifs and scales is evident in the works...

    Suzan Frecon, cant de la sibilla (for Glenn), 2021. Oil on linen © Suzan Frecon Courtesy the artist and David Zwirner

    Frecon’s continued interest in the possibilities afforded by variations of ongoing compositional motifs and scales is evident in the works on view, which manifest incremental changes in her ongoing “cathedral” series (which began to evolve in the early 2000s). Related by their compositional structure, these works vary profoundly from painting to painting in terms of the effect...