|Seas and Skies, 2008|
Georgie Friedman is an artist who primarily works in video and video installation. She has lived, worked and exhibited throughout the U.S and is currently based out of Boston. In 2008, she was named as a "Rising star" and an artist "worth keeping an eye on" by The Boston Globe. She has her MFA from the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and Tufts University and her BA from UC Santa Cruz. Her next video installation project can be seen as apart of The 2010 DeCordova Biennial Exhibition at the DeCordova Museum in Lincoln, MA. Excerpts of her various projects can be seen at www.georgiefriedman.com
In Friedman's current series of video installations, natural elements (clouds, water, ice, etc.) are projected onto interior architecture or constructed sculptural elements. Each video concentrates on the natural light and movement of the particular element, while the installation aspect alters the usual physical shape, properties or scale of the element. By removing and changing the context of the natural world images, the installations become unexpected, contemplative and sometimes overwhelming spaces.
For The New Landscape, Friedman will be showing a single channel, monitor version of Seas and Skies, 2008. This piece combines numerous digital-video composites of incongruous waters and skies. In these pairings, realism and perspective begin to shift within the frame and the illusory idea of the "horizon line" is emphasized.