Paint The Town Red - $29.99

Dorothy Fratt
Paint The Town Red - $29.99: Dorothy Fratt
Dimensions: 8x10
Pages: 60
$ 29.99
This catalogue was published on the occasion of Dorothy Fratt: Paint The Town Red, an exhibition marking the return of the artist’s work to her hometown of Washington D.C. in a first solo outing since a 1948 exhibition held at the United Nations Club Gallery. Featuring over 30 works, visitors have an opportunity to see both the artist’s early training in D.C. institutions alongside later work, completed after her move west. This mini-retrospective offers a unique opportunity to view the artist’s evolving approach over time. Previously unexhibited works from the artist’s estate reveal Fratt’s early experiments with abstraction. Equally rewarding is the opportunity to view the artist’s more well-known abstractions in conjunction with her figural studies, watercolors, and other landscapes. The exhibition’s title refers not to bacchanalian carousing but rather her riotous and inventive handling of color, shape, and mark-making in her work. The exhibition seeks to invoke a spirit of celebration as we closely observe Fratt’s joyous approach to abstraction. A 60-page catalogue with an essay by Dr. Ashley Busby will be published.