Art by Carrie Fradkin will be on display at the Maser Gallery from February 3 through February 28, 2019. The public is invited to a closing reception on Sunday, February 24, from 3:00 – 5:00 pm.
Carrie Fradkin is a mosaicist, pastel and encaustic painter, teacher and amateur photographer with a degree in fine art and education from Temple University, Philadelphia, PA, and a background in graphic design. She resumed art-making in 2003 after raising two daughters. Prior to her recent return to Cape Cod she lived for 25 years in Vermont and New Hampshire. Of her work she says, “My imagery is abstract but comes from the living flora, fauna and architecture that surround me. I work in mosaics, pastels, encaustics, collage and oil/acrylic painting - whatever medium will get me where I want and hope to go with the art.”
Her creations reflect her love and study of color and her background in graphics, fiber art and painting. “I have been exploring color relationships in nature and the effect of color on the viewer,” Carrie explains. “This body of work covers several years of color exploration. I hope to capture the essence of the moment I am attempting to create.”
Carrie’s mosaic and pastel work has been exhibited nationally and in private collections. In the decorative arena, her commissions have included kitchen backsplashes, table tops, and wall mosaics. She has studied with master mosaicists in England and the U.S., and her continuing studies include Modern Expressions 3-D with Verdiano Marzi and workshops with Kelly Knickerbocker and Carol Shelkin at Mosaic Oasis, Arlington, MA.
Carrie is a founding member of NEMS, New England Mosaic Society and in 2017 won Best of Show in their Member Exhibition. She is also a member of SAMA: Society of American Mosaic Artists, AIMC: International Association of Contemporary Mosaicists, AVA Gallery and Art Center, Lebanon, NH, and the Falmouth Art Center.
Maser Gallery Exhibit Hours: Sunday 12-8 pm; Monday, 2-10 pm; Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, 10 -10 pm; Friday 10-6 pm; Saturday, Closed.