Saturday, March 22, 2008

Frey Norris Gallery / Surrealist Paintings

The Frey Norris Gallery is featuring Leonora Carrington: The Talismanic Lens. An exhibition of more than twenty paintings
and unique works on paper and ephemera. The exhibibition continues through March 30th.

Leonora Carrington
Quería ser pájaro, 1960
Oil on canvas
46 3/4 x 35 1/2 in / 119 x 90 cm

This comprehensive look at the career of Leonora Carrington includes small and large works on canvas and paper, as well as photos and ephemera, covering four and a half decades of her extraordinary life and career. Beginning with her explorations of alchemical catharsis through art making and her recovery from a traumatic series of events during World War II, the exhibition follows a sophisticated journey through the world’s various religious, literary and philosophical iconographies.

True throughout her life to her own artistic ambitions, Leonora Carrington is the consummate polymath, forever curious, a mind forever exploring, skeptical and keenly aware and one capable of unique synthetic images that will likely forever defy dialectical thinking.

This is an exhibition well worth seeing.


Also a number of wonderful Surrealist images are at The Frey Norris Gallery Annex. Not all of the artworks are on display, but ask about them and the gallery will show them.

Remedios Varo
Papilla Estelar, 1958
Oil on board
36 x 24 in. / 91 x 61 cm.

André Masson
Sorciers, 1961
Oil on canvas
51 1/8 x 38 1/8 in / 130 x 97 cm

Stella Snead
Ritual, 1992
Oil on canvas
19 1/4 x 29 1/2 in / 49 x 75 cm

Victor Brauner
Hypergenesse de la Reapparition, 1932
Oil on canvas
75 1/4 x 50 1/2 in / 191 x 128 cm


Leonora Carrington
The Talismanic Lens
Paintings, works on paper and ephemera
February 7 — March 30, 2008

Frey Norris Gallery
456 Geary Street
San Francisco, CA 94102
(415) 346-7812

Gallery and Annex Hours:
Tuesday — Saturday 11:00 am to 7:00 pm
Sunday 11:00 am to 5:00 pm
Closed on Monday.

For additional information contact the gallery
or visit their website Frey Norris Gallery


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