Franklin Stage Company will host an art opening presenting the sculptures of Richard Friedberg titled “drawing exercises” from 2 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 11, with the show on display through Sept. 1 in Chapel Hall.
Born in 1943, and raised in Baltimore, Maryland, Friedberg attended Antioch College and Yale University. In 1968, he moved to New York City to make sculpture and teach fine arts at Hunter College. His first one-man show occurred the following year at the Tibor de Nagy Gallery and his work has been shown in galleries throughout the United States and Europe, presenters said in a media release. In addition to Hunter College, Friedberg has taught at the California Institute of the Arts and at Fairleigh Dickinson University. Friedberg lives and works at his studio in upstate New York.
In the release, Friedberg described “drawing exercises,” saying “As a practice I make my larger sculptures directly and intuitively. But from time to time, I find myself working out some of my ideas at a smaller scale in a variety of materials: paperboard, wood, cloth, and anything else I have at hand. The constructions in this show are part of that group of maquettes. These ‘drawing’ exercises, allow me to work with more immediacy in exploring forms and structures and thinking through ideas. Most of these studies are left as is but some, as in this exhibit, have been further developed at the smaller scale in metals and epoxy.”
Chapel Hall is at 25 Institute St. in Franklin. The opening is free to the public.
For more information, visit www.franklinstagecompany.org.