Dwora Fried‘s Boxes series provide a glimpse into a colourful narrative, a nonsensical universe that is confined, constricted by the three walls of her assemblages – a moment in time captured through a window of her making. Although she’s been based in America for over 30 yeaars she’s Austrian and her sense of isolation, of place, has played a large part in her work. Here’s what she has to say about it:
I have always felt like an outsider, growing up as a Jew in Austria, being a woman and a lesbian, and my art allows me to reflect that perspective. I collect moments and glimpses of forms, colors, and objects wherever I go, photographing things that are pieces of a puzzle to be put together later in an art piece. The subjects may vary from piece to piece, but there will always be this feeling of displacement, alienation, and entrapment.
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