Opening Reception: Friday, September 7, 5-8 PM
With Frederick Present
Architect and painter, Fred Pichon's contemporary offering delve into his personal interests of design, architecture, and history which are all conveniently wrapped up into one package during his new exhibit and third showing at Palette.
A skilled and precide drawer, he is currently applying his talent to ROADTRIP. In the past, his architectural side payed homage to Corbusier's Villa Savoye, whose images Fred dissected, colorfully recreated, and covered with a clear coat of resin. His gleaming resin coating is the only component that you'll recognize in his latest compositions which take his viewers on a "Mid-Century ROADTRIP."
In previous work, Fred has also dealt with the frailty of the human condition. In ROADTRIP, he explores both the frail and vigorous, possibly superficial in nature, but proud nonetheless condition of objects found both along and motoring down the proverbial trail. His car, set atop the dimly-lit Sandman Motel, has lost its neon and the sign itself, its luster. The Airstream New Mexico, in all of its reflective, chrome glory is so bright that you gotta wear shades to view it. Please don't tell Fred's stunningly pink VW Combi that it can't make it cross-country because it looks to be in starting position and "Rarin' to Go!"
Turn back your personal clock, and join us as Fred explores his favored iconic imagery and allows you to come along for a ROADTRIP!