Philip Frey Artist Talk at Courthouse Gallery

Philip Frey at Courthouse Gallery

“Evening Drift” by Philip Frey

Philip Frey will give a talk at Courthouse Gallery on Wednesday, August 27 at 6 p.m. Frey will talk about his new work, which is currently highlighted at the gallery in a solo exhibition titled “In the Moment”. The event is free and open to the public.

For his new body of work, artist Philip Frey turns his focus toward movement—water sparkles, objects are no longer inert, and large unencumbered areas free of figures leave Frey plenty of room to work his magic when he tones wide spaces devoid of detail with bold color and shimmering hues. In the essay from the exhibition catalog art historian and critic Daniel Kany says: “His forms and figures are impressively economical and yet readily legible: This is particularly notable in his figurative works like “One, Two, Three, Go!” featuring a group of youths on a pier who are uncannily well-rendered in their poses, gestures, weights and actions despite being no more fussed over with the brush than any other elements in the painting…Moreover, Frey clearly enjoys the back-and-forth between art and nature: Some of his strongest and smartest recent works feature a series of ice fishing shacks he associates with Mondrian’s iconic grids or Malevich’s Suprematist geometry.”

Courthouse Gallery is located at 6 Court Street in Ellsworth. For more information and hours call 207-667-6611 or visit