As part of the Menil’s ongoing lecture series with contemporary artists, abstract painter Suzan Frecon will present a talk on November 7 in the main museum building. Frecon will discuss elements that go into making her work, such as the variability and transformative qualities of natural light and oil paint, color, composition, and scale. “I have spent my life trying to make art/painting that has the singular purpose of speaking for itself,” says Frecon.
Suzan Frecon’s painting version 13 (2010) is currently on view at the Menil Collection. This program is free and open to the public. Seating is limited.
Born in 1941, Suzan Frecon has exhibited widely in the United States and internationally. In 2008, her work was the subject of a major solo exhibition, form, color, illumination: Suzan Frecon painting, at the Menil Collection. Since 2008 her work has been represented by David Zwirner NYC, London and Hong Kong; previous solo shows there include recent oil paintings (New York, 2017); watercolor and small oil paintings (London, 2017); oil paintings and sun (New York, 2015); paper (New York, 2013) recent painting (New York 2010) and recent painting (Hong Kong, 2018). Her work is also represented by Lawrence Markey San Antonio. In 2016, Frecon received the Artist Award from the Artists’ Legacy Foundation in Oakland, California.