Michelle's artmaking was refocused a few years ago when two immediate family members were hospitalized for numerous extended periods of time. For four years she witnessed the aftermath of high-risk medical procedures and was exposed to a wide variety of nurses' supplies. Initially uneasy with the hospital supplies, she eventually viewed them as interesting forms offering evocative possibilities to her art.
In her current body of work, Frick plays with the disquieting associations these objects have by recontextualizing them and investigating the animate qualities they carry. It implies a series of contradictions. These include nature and the synthetic world that sustains us, the natural resilience of the human body and the advanced medical technology we have come to rely on, fear and sweetness, and waste and environmental awareness.
For her exhibition at Bronx Blue Bedroom Project, Frick will present a new installation entitled Arterial Nests. The bedroom will be transformed into a medical research lab inhabited by numerous birds' nests made of silicone and intravenous line components. An ambient soundtrack and a lightbox will round out the multisensory quality of the piece.
Saturday April 4 - April 27, 2009
Please join us for the opening on Saturday, April 4, 2 - 5pm.
The Bronx Blue Bedroom Project events are made possible with public funds from The Bronx Council on the Arts through the New York City Department of Cultural Affairs Greater New York Development Fund Regrants Program, Bronx borough president Adolfo Carrion, The Bronx Delegation of the City Council, Bx 1 Indie Arts Program and with the generous support of the Mexican Cultural Institute of New York.