Dwora Fried is an exhibiting artist with Maya Dreilinger. This artist pair is exhibiting in virtual presentation only.
Artists Statement on Reciprocity
My daughter Maya is a photographer and I am an assemblage artist. we have collaborated on several occasions, especially when working on memory and family pieces.”Vorgarten Market” is a collaboration of Maya’s black and white photo of my mother Gisela shopping at her favorite fish shop in Vienna at the beginning of her Dementia. The “upstairs” portion of the assemblage box is the foyer of her dark apartment, with a photograph of the wallpaper and vintage miniature furniture, as well as the narrow toilet adjacent to the foyer, which had no heating and was freezing cold in the winter. Gisela was a holocaust survivor, very frugal, she could make the best meals from very little ingredients in her tiny kitchen. In her final years she started forgetting recipes, so she went across the street to the farmer’s market and bought freshly made fish filets with potato salad. The piece is our tribute to her.
Artist Bio for Dwora Fried
Dwora Fried is an assemblage artist creating mixed media tableaux in wooden boxes. She populates them with miniature vintage furniture, dolls, toys and fabrics from the 50s, adding photographs, plastic, wood, metal and paint. Her small rooms evoke what it was like to grow up as an outsider in postwar Vienna: being Jewish, lesbian and a child of Holocaust survivors, she learned to see everything through the prism of loss, danger and secrecy. “I inherited a sense of isolation, displacement and an appreciation for the surreal.”
She had solo shows in London, England, Venice, Italy at the Museo Ebraico , Vienna, Austria and California.
Her art is in the permanent collection of Vienna’s MUSA Museum.
Fried has exhibited in multiple group shows at Gallery 825/Los Angeles Art Association, bG Gallery at Bergamot Station, Chicago’s Elmhurst Art Museum, San Francisco’s Arc Gallery and Orange County Center for the Arts. Most recently she showed at Fullerton College Art Gallery, Castelli Art, Sola Contemporary and at Quotidian -a Jill Moniz Project.
© Dwora Fried