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Local printmaker Terri Fridkin will be exhibiting “Convergence” at MUSE Gallery, 52 N. 2nd Street in Old City Philadelphia, October 4–29. The public is invited to a First Friday reception on October 6, 5–8pm. Also at MUSE, Fridkin will be participating in POST (Philadelphia Open Studio Tours) on Sunday, October 8, 12–6pm, and will host an Artist’s Reception on October 22, 2:30–4:30pm.
Fridkin’s hand-pulled prints are bold and subtle, simple and complex, static and mobile. The foundation of Fridkin’s current works are converging shapes, lines and colors. The interdependent and interlocking relationships of these components alternately produce energy and synergy which generates structure to Fridkin’s compositions. Discipline and instinct allow these outcomes that provide a sense of harmony to counteract the disorder in today’s chaotic world.
Fridkin’s work is a combination of various printmaking techniques, such as intaglio, relief, monotype and chine collé. Her visceral and mental journey is guided by inks, matrices, and papers, including artist-made paper. Her prints are further enhanced by incorporating paint, collage, pencil or pastel. Discovery, experimentation and invention are the converging forces that inspire Fridkin to create.