Mood Ring: MaDora Frey

By November 13, 2020
MaDora Frey, Margs Draw 1, 2020; inkjet photography on archival paper, dimensions variable.

Created both indoors and outdoors, my sculptures and installations evoke the forms of wall works, Land Art, and still lifes. Some works are permanent, while others last only for a day or until the rain washes them away. The work describes an internal geography—a romantic one—influenced by the rural, rugged terrain of my youth and the cities where I have lived. Materials with a strong physical presence, such as wood, rock, and paint, are paired with those that possess spiritual or even mystical associations, such as mirrors and light. Organic elements are interrupted by hard angles; real space is juxtaposed with the illusory. Whether one interprets the work as an object, portal, painting, or perhaps “artifact” from the future, the visual effect derives from wonderment for the landscapes I feel bound to and drawn to capture through lenses of femininity and the mythical.

Re:Focus a photo exhibition on view at Swan Coach House in Atlanta through October 27
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MaDora Frey, Margs Draw 2, 2020; Inkjet photography on archival paper, dimensions variable.
MaDora Frey, Margs Draw gif 1, 2020.
MaDora Frey, Margs Draw gif 2, 2020.
MaDora Frey, Margs Draw 3, 2020; Inkjet photography on archival paper, dimensions variable.
Memories & Inspiration: The Kerry and C. Betty Davis Collection of African American Art at the Hunter Museum through January 8th
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MaDora Frey, Margs Draw 4, 2020; Inkjet photography on archival paper, dimensions variable.

Funding for Mood Ring is provided by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.
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