Lorrie Fredette: tender exchanges
November 17, 2018 – February 10, 2019
New York-based artist Lorrie Fredette delights in creating immersive experiences in a variety of arrangements.
Her latest body of work, which will premiere at the ICA in tender exchanges, stems from her research into neural networks – particularly their structure and means of communicating information. She has made connections between this network and its resemblance to other systems of nature such as tree roots, vascular systems, and microbial and fungal communities that reside in soil. This newest series is manifested in gauze, a fiber with medical connotations, wrapped around sinewy forms that hang from the ceiling at varying heights. Viewers will be enveloped in a sequence of twisting white chains of Giacometti-like threads that they must negotiate throughout the gallery.
Lorrie Fredette creates site-specific investigations that examine beauty, harmony and comfort to comprehend the incomprehensible aspects of infection, pandemic and plague. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including solo and group exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. Exhibition venues include Art Miami, University of Tennessee, Mass MoCA, and Jyväskylä Art Museum in Jyväskylä, Finland. She is the recipient of awards that include MARK 09 and Strategic Opportunity Grants from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and has participated in residencies at the Constance Saltonstall Foundation for the Arts in Ithaca, New York, the Adolf and Virginia Dehn Visiting Artist Program at Loomis Chaffee in Windsor, Connecticut, and the Women’s Studio Workshop in Rosendale, New York. Fredette holds a BFA in sculpture from the Herron School of Art/Indiana University.
tender exchanges is an ICA Sandbox Project and is supported by a grant from the Applied Materials Foundation and Nicki and Pete Moffat.