Helen Frederick discusses her Intersections exhibition Acts of Silence.
Addressing the endangerment and degradation of the environment, distinguished DC artist Helen Frederick’s work aligns with the philosophical approach to nature found in the work of Morris Graves (American, 1910–2001), who developed a spiritual bond with the landscape and culture of the Pacific Northwest. Her pulp prints and paintings are surrounded by projected images of the forest, light-based sculptures, and sound pieces, creating an immersive, multisensory, and interactive space. Juxtaposed with some of the Phillips’s most celebrated Graves works, they reinforce an introspective experience of art while bringing awareness of human responsibility toward the natural environment.
Phillips Music: 75th Anniversary
All Together in One Room: The Impressionist Exhibition of 1882, Richard Brettell at the Phillips
(Mar 17, 2016)
Intersections: Acts of Silence by Helen Frederick
(Feb 4–May 1, 2015)
Gauguin to Picasso: Masterworks from Switzerland, The Staechelin & Im Obersteg Collections
(Oct 10, 2015–Jan 10, 2016)
Intersections@5 Spotlight: Linn Meyers
(May 28–Oct 25, 2015)
Intersections@5 Spotlight: John F. Simon Jr.
Making a Mural: James Bullough on U Street
(Sep 25, 2015)
A Closer Look: Esther Bubley's American Moments
(Jun 6–Sep 13, 2015)
One-on-One: Carol Brown Goldberg / Henri Matisee
(Jun 6–Sep 6 2015)
Jill O'Bryan: one billion breaths in a lifetime
American Moments: Photographs from The Phillips Collection
Intersections @ 5: Contemporary Art at the Phillips