The exhibition, IN RECORD TIME, is not a retrospective of my 50 years of art-making, but instead takes paintings created in the far- and near-past and puts them into a-current-day context. In preparing for this exhibition, I came across the term chronotope, a word new to me that describes how configurations of time and space are represented in language and discourse. I think that it can easily apply to the visual arts as well.
I was born in Kansas, where tornadoes are a common occurrence in the month of May. Most people know that in The Wizard of Oz, it is a tornado that takes Dorothy from Kansas into a world of fantasy. To me, whirling winds are a way out of a boring existence. But in 2022, a viewer can see tornadoes representing the severe climate changes that are an overarching concern. Dark and violent seas, stormy sunsets, and cyclones can be predictors of an uncertain future. A simple image of a balloon trip over the Great Wall of China can now appear to be drones and the threat of an Asian incursion.
IN RECORD TIME takes us into the fast lane of a changing world. It also refers to the substrate of vinyl records used to spin a tale of a life with lots of moving parts. The records are my current work, but in another 20 years, who knows what hidden meanings they will reveal?
From a review of her art: Frischer has been described as a neo-narrative artist who uses her strengths, which are color and vision, to offer an experience to the viewer much as theatre does. The work is alarmingly literal, wittily verbal, surreally funny, flagrantly personal, daringly fun and always mysterious. There is always pleasure and humor in Frischer’s art, but look closer for a story to be revealed. www.drawscrowd.com/
Patricia Frischer is the founder/coordinator of the San Diego Visual Arts Network and has curated large-scale collaborative exhibitions such as Movers and Shakers: Who’s Who in SD Visual Arts, Little & Large, Art Meets Fashion and The DNA of Creativity. She is also producer of the San Diego Art Prize, now in its 15th year.
Frischer has taken on the roles of gallerist, curator, writer, teacher, website coordinator and artist. As the author of The Artist and the Art of Marketing, she has lectured extensively on marketing for artists and on art collecting. Her work has been sold and exhibited internationally.
A big thank you to Lonnie Burstein Hewitt and Maurice Hewitt for this lovely article in the Del Mar Times and Encinitas Advocate: In Record Time for the Holidays Encinitas Advocate by Lonnie Burstein Hewitt, phots by Maurice Hewitt
And my great thanks also to Lisa Deaderick at the San Diego Union Tribune Patricia Frischer: Following her impulses to create art and support for visual artists and their work People – San Diego Union Tribune by Lisa Deaderick
The exhibition is on view from Nov 3, 2022 to Jan 30, 2023 at the Cardiff by the Sea Library and combines the record art above with the following past art works.