Of her installation at the Phillips, Acts of Silence, and how it speaks to the work by Morris Graves on view in the same galleries, Helen Frederick says: “Much of this came from traveling to California, where for the first time I saw the redwoods; and just the evolution of the plant life and the bird life, and those great massive trees and the shadows cast by the trees . . . the muffled sounds from the ocean . . . [these] allow me to understand why Morris Graves found this environment where he wanted to be for the last years of his life.”
Helen Frederick’s “Primordial Forest Shadows” (2015) captured by Instagrammer @mycelium_rhizoid
This month’s ArtGrams focuses on visitor photos of Helen Frederick’s Intersections installation Acts of Silence. The exhibition responds to works by Morris Graves from the Phillips’s permanent collection and addresses the endangerment and degradation of the environment.
From Instagrammer @iambanafsheh: “Making my own art with the art pieces & my muse, @mharnal.” Reflection off of Morris Graves’s “Weather Prediction Instruments for Meteorologists,” installed in Acts of Silence
Instagrammer @miadesi took this picture of Frederick’s “Trees Darker Than the Night” (2015) at February’s Phillips after 5
@itsartprofessorjess focused on Frederick’s four pulp paintings, “Phenomenal Space” (2015)
Profile of @daenerjess_targaryen in Frederick’s “Acts of Silence” video and sound installation, for which the exhibition is named
Installation view of the Acts of Silence exhibition captured by @gypsielaydee
Frederick’s “Primordial Forest Shadows” from below by @neagley
Detail of Frederick’s “Trees Darker Than the Night” by @clairesgould
From @sarahrose_t, who snapped this photo at February’s Phillips after 5: “Being artsy. #datenight #freewine #haze”
This shot of Frederick’s “Phenomenal Space” by @dnl340 captures the dark ambience of the galleries
Environmental artist Christo has moved one step closer to realizing the project he and his wife and collaborator, Jeanne-Claude, conceived decades ago. The project, subject of our exhibition Over The River, a Work in Progress (October 11, 2008-January 25, 2009), will result in a nearly six-mile stretch of the Colorado River canopied by silvery panels of woven fabric for a period of two weeks.