Treasure Frey

“Contemplation of Emptiness (The Void)”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

12" x 16", framed

2013

Treasure Frey

“Earthly Delights"

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

12" x 16", framed

2013

Treasure Frey

“The Beginning”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

24" x 30", framed

2013

Treasure Frey

“Drifting in the Wind”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

24" x 30", framed

2013

Treasure Frey

“The Egg”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

24" x 30", framed

2013

Treasure Frey

“Tension”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

10” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

“Sphere II"

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

10” x 13”

2013

Treasure Frey

“Sphere”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

11” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

“Shadow”

matte acrylic and gold mica on hand stained paper

11” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

“Opening”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

11” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

"The Kite”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

11” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

“In the Void”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

11” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

“Chaos”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

22” x 28”

2014

Treasure Frey

“Becoming Whole”

matte acrylic on hand stained paper

11” x 14”

2013

Treasure Frey

The Triangle
gouache, acrylic, and gold pigment on walnut-stained paper
25" x 19", framed
2012

Treasure Frey

Flame
gouache, acrylic, and gold pigment on walnut-stained paper
25" x 19", framed
2012

Treasure Frey

Ball
gouache, acrylic, and gold pigment on walnut-stained paper
25" x 19", framed
2012

Audrey Stone

"Riding with Soft Hands"

Flashe on canvas

36" x 24"

2015

Audrey Stone

"Side by Side"

Flashe on canvas

17" x 14"

2015

Audrey Stone

"Happy for Her"

Flashe on Canvas

20" x 16"

2015

Audrey Stone

"LINE UP!"

Flashe and embroidery floss on linen

17" x 14"

2013

Audrey Stone

"Fog"

Flashe and mixed thread on linen

15" x 12"

2014

Audrey Stone

"No Touching"

Flashe on Canvas

20" x 16"

2015

 

Audrey Stone

"Going Grey"

Ink, flashe, embroidery floss on linen

17" x 14"

2013

Audrey Stone

"Trouble"

Flashe, Acrylic, and embroidery floss on canvas

17" x 14"

2014

Audrey Stone

"Is Beautiful, Was Beautiful, Is"

Flashe paint on Canvas

diptych 17" x 30" (17" x 14" each)

2014

Audrey Stone

"Flush"

Flashe on canvas

17" x 14"

2015

Parallel Lines

Treasure Frey and Audrey Stone

October 16 – November 15, 2015

Muriel Guépin Gallery is pleased to present a group exhibit featuring two women who have an intense attention to detail and adoration of color.  Both work geometrically, with positive and negative space, to create a dense color field.  In their work they manage to encapsulate a sense of solemn whimsy.  The colors they use are bright or pastel, though they utilize them in a measured and calculated way.  Their work is fun, but that fun is fully in their control, and has taken time and energy to reveal.

Treasure Frey’s work plays with the shapes made by cumulative lines, even though colors still play a large role in the pieces.  While Audrey Stone uses color to mimic the essence of a shape, Frey uses the actual lines to physically create a shape.  She uses a very similar color palette throughout her pieces, and places the colors in a very similar order, but the placement of the lines are very different.  Her lines move almost as tectonic plates, grazing and pushing against each other with immense pressure. The angle of her lines and intensity of her colors play off of each other and thus push themselves ever forward.  Her lines also mimic Birdseye views of trails, pushing even more the unification of her work with nature.  Her pieces look almost like a long lost treasure map on aged parchment that the viewer needs to decipher.

Audrey Stone’s recent work has been heavily reliant on her color palette and the usage of color to trick the eye.  Her intelligent use of warm and cool colors make her canvas morph and vibrate within the viewer’s eyes.  She lets the lines bleed into the raw canvas and speak for themselves, while she also manipulates the colors to create something compelling. Her pieces are quite intimate, as her work is intensely deliberate and incredibly meticulous. She uses needle and thread to create her lines as well, which pushes the idea of fastidious domesticity.  Her pastel pieces evoke a particularly child-like nostalgia, though morphed into something far more soothing and meditative.  When she uses bolder colors her work becomes more stressful to look at, as the vibrations of the colors against each other fully engulf you.  They coat the eyes like sludgy blankets and are intensely interesting to contemplate on.