714 NW Davis Street
, OR 97209
Tues - Sat: 10:30 - 5:30 and by appointment
First Thursday Receptions:
First Thursday 5:00–8:00 pm
Established in 1995, Froelick Gallery represents and exhibits exceptional contemporary artists who work in all media. The gallery is an expansive, versatile, and light filled space designed by Holst Architecture. We are located in the Pearl District's historic DeSoto Building at NW Davis St and Broadway; adjacent to the North Park Blocks. The staff is experienced, knowledgeable, and thorough with all aspects of art acquisition. Our reputation rests on the strength of the artists, the integrity of our employees, and the comfortable, welcoming atmosphere. Our building is also home to BlueSky/Oregon Center for Photographic Arts, Charles A. Hartman Fine Art, The Museum of Contemporary Craft, and Augen Gallery.
For more information please contact Charles Froelick, Rebecca Rockom, or Wilder Schmaltz.
Interior of the Winter Group Show 2008
Froelick Gallery - April 2010 exhibitions
Recycled Images / Iroquois Forms
Recycled Images/Iroquois Forms is our first solo exhibit of woven film baskets by Gail Tremblay. A member of the Onondaga and Micmac Nations and a nationally recognized artist, professor and poet, Gail enjoys the idea of recycling film and gaining control over a medium that had historically been used by both Hollywood and documentary film makers to stereotype American Indians. There is a distinct irony in weaving fancy stitch baskets with contemporary film instead of the traditional material of ash splint or sweet grass.
Working with grease pencil, oil paints, graphite and colored pencil on a variety of found paper, Kris Hargis' evocative self-portraits and haunting still-lifes featured in Inside Out are imbued with a paradoxical forceful gentleness. A deeply personal artist, Hargis’ paintings and drawings summon inner-demons and psychic struggles, but address universal themes of isolation and redemption. Spontaneous and immediate, his images emerge as if from the ether; tremulous skeins describe the forms while diaphanous veils of color define faces, ears and the piercing gaze of the artist. Hargis’ still-lifes are poignant and symbolic; delicate flowers cling to decaying stems illustrating the beautiful/ugly dichotomy of life itself.
Science | Fiction addresses the practice of science and the creation of fiction using several types of photographic techniques. The cornerstone to Susan Seubert’s exhibit is a work entitled Nest, which is an aggregate study of a collection of wild bird nests. The work consists of twenty-five individual ambrotypes, presented in a grid. Each unique ambrotype is created by a wet plate collodian process in which a thin negative image on glass appears as a positive by showing it against a black background. That the pictures are suspended on a glass surface underscores the fragility of each form.
The Red Striped Cup
The Red Striped Cup, Jeremy Longstreet’s most recent exhibit of still life paintings, displays a sublime reverence for tradition and technical virtuosity. Longstreet’s use of everyday objects and uncluttered arrangements are entirely calculated. While attempting to capture their physical nature, he strips the objects of any context or meaning. A bottle is a transparent cylinder; a wooden box is an opaque cube; the painting is a painting. When the object disappears and the forms surface only then does the elegance and sophistication of the painting become apparent.
Representing the following Artists:
Katherine Ace, Rick Bartow, Laurie Danial, Gwen Davidson, Matthew Dennison, Joe Feddersen, Benny Fountain, Miles Clevland Goodwin, Kris Hargis, Alfred Harris, Takahiko Hayashi, Sarah Horowitz, Terrell James, Kevin Kadar, Gabriel Liston, Victor Maldonado, Nat Meade, Ronna Neuenschwander, Stephen O'Donnell, Ritsuko Ozeki, Tom Prochaska, Laura Ross-Paul, Michael Schultheis, Susan Seubert, Aithan Shapira, Gail Tremblay, Ron van Dongen, Lli Wilburn