Brooklyn-based abstract painter Sam Friedman is currently exhibiting “Easy,” his latest body of work, at Library Street Galley in Detroit. Throughout “Easy” Friedman works with mesmerizing colors, pairing layers of cleanly laid lines and with subtly faded hues. His use of warm pinks and reds with cooling pools of blue make many of the pieces in the exhibition reminiscent of tropical sunsets. Without the bounds of representational form, Friedman is able to render the familiar in an alien way. Working with abstract figures, Friedman populates his world with various organic shapes that seem to squirm and writhe right before you, like neon amoeba under a microscope. “Easy” is on view May 10 through July 10.
Sam Friedman with his work inside the gallery.