RA Friedman: The Trouble I’ve Seen: Drawings from The Covid-19 Portrait Project, USA
Exhibition on view until: Saturday, March 5, 2022
On the two-year anniversary of the pandemic, RA Friedman’s exhibition The Trouble I’ve Seen: Drawings from The Covid-19 Portrait Project seeks to honor and memorialize the thousands of Americans lost to the virus. Working from obituary and family provided photographs, Friedman, along with artists he’s invited to collaborate, has drawn portraits of COVID-19 victims as a means of documentation and artistic dialogue. Presenting masterful drawings, large-scale imagery, and installation, Friedman gives voice to the voiceless and ensures that those lost are not forgotten.
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View the virtual exhibition on Amie Potsic Art Advisory’s website!
Jarrad Saffren for the Jewish Exponent: “Art Exhibit to Honor Faces of COVID Victims.”
Peter Crimmins for WHYY: “‘Everyone is special to someone’: Philly artist enlists others to draw portraits of COVID victims”
About the Artist:
RA Friedman is an accomplished artist whose work involves the interplay between the objectivity of the camera and the subjectivity of the hand made. Adept at photography, drawing, and recrafting older technologies, Friedman’s work melds the human figure’s ability to convey intimate and complex states of being with the expressiveness of mark-making and time-based discovery. Deeply introspective as well as collaborative, his work gives voice to our personal, artistic, and collective histories. For more information on RA Friedman’s work: http://www.rafriedman.com/pandemic
About the Curator:
The curator of the exhibition is Amie Potsic, CEO and Principal Curator of Amie Potsic Art Advisory, LLC, where she supports artists, collectors, and institutions through Art Advising and Legacy Planning. Potsic is also an established photographer and installation artist as well as Host of the Art Watch Radio Podcast on WCHE 1520 & 95.3. She has held faculty appointments at the University of California Berkeley and the San Francisco Art Institute and been a guest lecturer at the International Center of Photography and The Delaware Contemporary. She has curated over 100 exhibitions at venues including Philadelphia’s City Hall, Maryland Art Place, Pittsburgh Center for the Arts, and the Philadelphia Museum of Art. For more information, visit https://www.amiepotsicartadvisory.com/