Angela Fraleigh “Fluttering still”

Hirschl & Adler

poster for Angela Fraleigh “Fluttering still”

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Angela Fraleigh has spent her career exploring narrative art’s hierarchical patterns. Keenly observing how images and roles from Western art history intersect with contemporary representation and attitudes, Fraleigh uncovers why certain tropes remain relevant, who they benefit, and how. Hirschl & Adler Modern is proud to present Fluttering still, the artist’s debut solo exhibition with the gallery. In these ten new paintings, Fraleigh depicts women in liminal states between wakefulness and sleep to perfectly encapsulate today’s social and political dynamics. The women in Fluttering still are not here to satisfy any outdated notion of their role nor the viewer’s predatory desire. Fraleigh has awoken them within a new context, wherein their agency exists for their own, and each other’s, sake. In rearranging the images of the past, the artist changes how we see ourselves in the present.

Angela Fraleigh (b. 1976) earned her MFA from Yale University School of Art and her BFA from Boston University. Her solo exhibitions include Inman Gallery in Houston, TX; PPOW Gallery in New York, NY; Peters Projects in Santa Fe, NM; and James Harris Gallery in Seattle, WA. She has exhibited at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, TX and the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Kansas City, MO, and has been the recipient of several awards and residencies including the Yale University Alice Kimball English grant; The Sharpe-Walentas Program Brooklyn, NY; and the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts in Omaha, NE. Fraleigh has created site-specific solo projects for the Edward Hopper House Museum and Study Center (Shadows Searching for Light, 2018) and the Vanderbilt Mansion National Historic Site (Lost in the Light, 2015), the Everson Museum of Art (Between Tongue and Teeth, 2016) and the Delaware Art Museum (Sound the Deep Waters, 2019). She currently lives and works in Allentown, PA, where she is a Full Professor and Department Chair at Moravian College. This is her debut solo exhibition with H&A Modern.



from February 10, 2021 to March 12, 2021


Angela Fraleigh

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