VSOP Projects is pleased to present UNDERBELLY, an exhibition of artworks by Charley Friedman. Living and working in both Lincoln, Nebraska and Brooklyn, New York, Friedman's research-based practice draws from personal, geo-political, and psychological concerns, cleverly layering these themes upon or within one-another. Works in the exhibition exemplify the laborious modes of production which Friedman often learns or employs in order to create a single work, subsequently abandoning once it has been mastered.
UNDERBELLY is the first one-artist exhibition to be staged at VSOP Projects since it's founding in May 2017. A small edition of screenprints designed and signed by Charley Friedman, printed in France by Anaick Moriceau, and published by VSOP Projects for this exhibition, will be available at the gallery during the opening reception on Jan 20.
Running concurrent with this show, Double Portrait: Charley Friedman and Nancy Friedemann-Sánchez will be on view at the Paul W. Zuccaire Gallery, Staller Center for the Arts at Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, New York.
Charley Friedman received an MFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University and a BFA from Macalester College. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 1995. Recent Solo Exhibitions include: Arts & Culture Center, Hollywood, FL, Museum of Nebraska Art, Omi International Art Center, and Nina Johnson Gallery. He is a Pollock-Krasner Foundation Grant Recipient and two-time Rema Hort Nominee. His work is in the permanent collections of the Walker Art Center, the Brooklyn Museum of Art, Stanford University, New York Public Library, and Sheldon Museum of Art.