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Form/Space Atelier Program For March 2010
Form/Space Atelier Program for March 2010
Show Title: A Feminist Eclat
Show Duration: March 13- April 4 2010
Opening Reception Saturday March 13, 6PM.
Juliette Frette exhibits her primitivist paintings with a
brilliancy or success of effort which attracts admiration or applause; eclat.
Her first exhibit at Form/
Space Atelier, Ms. Frette is more
widely known as the feminist columnist for the San Francisco
Examiner. Ms. Frette a resident of
northern California, will be traveling to Seattle for the vernissage
and is scheduled to make
paintings in the atelier while she is visiting.
The organizing principles for this exhibit originate with exhibit
Curator Paul Pauper, founder and Director of Form/Space Atelier.
Pauper's prime organizing principle embraces the idea of curating
artists first, and the the marks artists make secondarily. As this
precept applies to the upcoming exhibit of Juliette Frette
paintings, Pauper began thinking in terms of an exhibit by a feminist
artist timed to coincide with International Women's Day March 8th.
His research into artists defining themselves as feminists led him to data
about Juliette Frette. As more was revealed during the initial
inquiry, it became evident that Juliette Frettewould be the only
artist capable of fulfilling the entire vision being espoused by
Pauper for an exhibit by a feminist artist. Additionally, Pauper's
curation has been associated indivisibly with artists who use
figuration, found in imagery of the paintings of Juliette Frette, and
in other aspects, notably Frette's career as a model, as it applies to
the curation scheme of this exhibit.
As research deepened and broadened, Pauper established contact
Juliette Frette became an equal partner in the process of
building the finalized organizing principles for the March 2010
exhibit. Specifically, Pauper and Frette established the number of
Frette's art objects that could be most effectively exhibited, details
regarding exhibit systems, framing the artwork, the potential for
Frette to create artwork in situ while in Seattle (Frette is currently
based in California), and moving the artwork and packaging and
promotion of the exhibit. Artist and Curator made every effort to
nurture a synergistic approach to building the exhibit.
As the organizing principles were established, Frette and Pauper
to think in terms of establishing a narrative to support the exhibit.
Pauper interviewed Frette, included below. Additional corollary
narrative is being written and will be available by the time of the
exhibit March 2010, packaged together with archival materials such as
previous interviews and the artist's parallel narratives regarding her
Pauper: What inspires your paintings?
Frette: I find that the painting 'itch' often gets me going in terms
of creating a new piece. In terms of what inspires me, I would say
that certain events in my life can definitely influence the images
that materialize. As every painting is entirely improvised, the end
result is always a surprise. Otherwise, I would say that my work has
spiritual and otherworldly muses :)
Pauper: What does painting make you feel?
Frette: Painting forces me live in the moment unlike anything else. I
find that painting is actually an addiction for me -- once I begin a
new piece, it usually demands my attention until every detail is fully
Pauper: Who do you respect as an artist?
Frette: I love the work of several artists. Growing up, my favorite
artist was Ora Tamir, whose work is spiritual, passionate, and
surreal. But my taste is relatively broad and I also enjoy the work of
the celebrated pinup artist Olivia de Berardinas.
Pauper: Have Any Heroes in General?
Frette: Heroes? Well, there are a lot of people that I respect,
including every inspirational figure from Oprah to J.K. Rowling to Da
Vinci to Barack Obama (and maybe Buffy the Vampire Slayer).
Pauper: Can You Think of Any People Who Need Cultural Enlightenment?
Frette: Everybody! We all need to constantly immerse and enrich
ourselves with culture, innovation, creativity, and progress.
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