Gudrun Mertes Frady Press

  • Gudrun Mertes-Frady Art Review

    Mertes-Frady Paintings Weave Depth into Abstraction at Markel

    by Charles A. Riley
    Art Reviews Hampton, August 31, 2016

    Viscous, billowing clouds of white and grey mix languidly on double sheets of Mylar, which trap the light between them and set up a resonance that is every bit as compelling as the luminous effects of the paintings.

    Mertes-Frady weaves ellipses with a thin, clean-edged tape applied with a legerdemain that makes it seem she is drawing with the material. Behind and within the tape, which skates along a crisp edge, the brushy application of layers upon layers of oil paint builds to a surface that has the depth and finish of encaustic.

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  • Gudrun Mertes-Frady Interview

    An Interview with Artist Gudrun Mertes-Frady

    by Julia Karabenick
    Geoform, August 2006

    I’m driven to move ahead, to reach beyond myself.

    My focus has always been on abstract art. I’m attracted to its reduction of the ‘real’ to its essence, to its freedom of formulation. My interest is in the mathematics of the surface. Abstraction takes more than seeing – it takes contemplation. My aim is to elicit magic, a feeling of something that can’t be grasped with the head only. That is what interests me when I look at art – I want the experience.

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  • Gudrun Mertes-Frady Art in America

    From Art in America

    by Edward Leffingwell
    May 2004

    These works seem to float above the surface of the wall. challenging the eye to follow the logic of its architectonic entanglements.

    Gudrun Mertes-Frady’s commitment to the material pleasure of paint and her expanding vocabulary of ormal interests have recently resulted in a remarkable change from the staurated swirls and shingled grids that characterize her work of the mid- to late 1990’s.

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  • Gudrun Mertes-Frady Die Welt

    Die Welt

    by Andrea Hilgenstock
    November 13, 2009

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