Fredericks and Freiser is pleased to announce Retrospective of S, a project by writer, Jonathan Safran Foer and artist, Sam Messer. S is a fictional painter, created by Safran Foer's wall texts, and ten corresponding paintings curated by Sam Messer. The paintings, which accompany Safran Foer's descriptions, are by different artists and parallel the significant changes that S experiences throughout her life. S's biography begins in 1964 when she is 14 and ends in 2010 when she is 60. During this time S goes through many twists an... Read more
This summer, painter Sam Messer, associate dean of the Yale School of Art, is curating a group show that masquerades as a retrospective of work by the fictional artist S, whose biography was written for the show by author Jonathan Safran Foer.