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May 24, 2013

'Record Breaker' exhibit to be at Orphic Gallery

The Daily Star

---- — “Record Breaker,” featuring the work of Greg Frederick, will open Saturday at the Orphic Gallery in Roxubry.

Frederick, an artist from Williamsburg, Brooklyn, fashions portraits of rock and pop icons from shards of vinyl record albums and covers. His work embraces the pop spirit of Andy Warhol and the street ethos of Banksy and Shepard Fairey, according to a media release from the gallery.

“Record Breaker” will open with an artists’ reception from 4 to 8 p.m. Saturday at the gallery at the Roxbury Corner Store at 53525 State Highway 30, in Roxbury. The exhibit will continue through June and be open to the public during the gallery’s normal business hours, noon to 5 p.m. Wednesday through Sunday,

Frederick is from Phoenix, Ariz., where he developed aspirations to become an artist with influences as diverse as Warhol and Courtney Love. He studied photography in London for five years and continues to work as a music and fashion photographer whose clients have included Lil’ Kim and Hole. With his interest in street art, Frederick has also worked on murals. While experimenting with printing his photographs on canvas he started adding pieces of found objects including fragments of vinyl records to the images. He began outlining the visages and rendering the features of his subjects in shards of vinyl. Eventually he began removing the printed images from the canvasses, leaving the portraits fashioned solely from the vinyl pieces. 

Frederick has developed a portfolio of luminaries from the musical world ranging from Amy Winehouse and Notorious B.I.G. to John Lennon and Jim Morrison. He also works on commission and recently executed an amazing portrait of local bluesman Zonder Kennedy. Frederick exhibited at the Strivers Garden Gallery in the “eMerge: Danny Simmons & Artists on the Cusp” exhibit last summer and he had his first solo show at Get Up Gallery in Las Vegas in August. 

For more information, contact Phillip Lenihan at 326-6045 or