No artist better embodies the idea that Gage classical training can support a contemporary vision than Zoey Frank. A 2011 graduate of the Aristides Atelier, Frank has since been the recipient of numerous awards, residencies, and grants for her striking artworks, and her most recent show at a Manhattan Gallery received rave reviews. Frank's approach is investigative, exploratory, and highly original, and her dedication to process can lead her to spend as long as 40 hours on single work. Several of her paintings are based on art-historical models, but updated to reflect modern concerns and sensibilities. Her often-fragmented surfaces are the records of both her close observation and interest in bringing to foreground the abstract elements of her compositions. We'll talk to her about her methodical transition from a more literal approach to her current much more complex and dynamic style.

All art talks are virtual, and will be taking place via Zoom. Art Talks are FREE to the public, but registration is required.

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