More than a sum of individual stimuli, my current work is about shape shifting, loosely based upon the Navaho idea of one physical presence magically transforming into another. My work seeks a flexibility of boundaries between inner and outer space and a synthesis between abstraction and representation.
I seek a new iconography and interest in architectonic form. I seek order, analyzing and simplifying from experience. These paintings are a search for pure form, a reduction of form, and pattern.
My work has evolved into an interest in architectural structures verging on geometric abstraction with tilted grids and pulsing color. I use color as a carrier of experience and emotion and painting as a continuous process seeking meaning.
Friedman's work has been shown in solo exhibitions at the Booth Western Art Museum (Georgia), the Booth Western Art Museum (Mass), the Galleria Nacional Museum in Costa Rica, and numerous solo shows in New York City including a recent exhibit at the Prince Street Gallery in the Chelsea District. In 2014 her work was featured in a solo exhibit at ArtifactGallery (NYC), a juried show at the Albany Institute of Art & History.
In 2013 her work was selected by the U.S. Department of State Art-In-Embassies Program for the US Embassy in Djibouti, E. Africa and Colombo, Sri Lanka. www.lynnefriedmanart.com