White Columns is proud to present the first New York solo exhibition by the Venice, CA-based artist Magdalena Suarez Frimkess. Now in her mid 80s Frimkess’s work has only recently become the subject of wider interest in the contemporary artworld. The exhibition has been organized in collaboration with Karin Gulbranwho introduced White Columns to the work of Magdalena Suarez Frimkess (and her husband and occasional collaborator Michael Frimkess) in 2012.
Originally from Venezuela, Magdalena moved to Chile at age 18, and was describedin Art in America in 1962 as “the most daring sculptor working in Chile.” Shesubsequently moved to the United States where she has continued to develop oneof the most idiosyncratic bodies of both sculptural and functional ceramic work. Absorbing and exploring a diverse range of influences including various forms of folk art, comic books and animation Suarez Frimkess’ work will be featuredalongside that of her husband Michael in the forthcoming Hammer Museum’s ‘Madein LA 2014’ Biennial.