Fred Duignan

20190219181425-1_my_mother_s_heart
My Mother's Heart
20190219181430-2_the_night
The Night My Father Split in Half
20190219181434-3_kitchen_table
Kitchen Table
20190219181440-4_slam
SLAM
20190219181452-5_dad_s_desperate
Dad's Desperate Descent
20190219181456-6_the_animal
The Animal
20190219181502-7_the_glowing
The Glowing Ember
20190219181507-8_taping
Taping Accuracy
20190219181517-9_the_boy
The Boy in the Zorro Mask
20190219181518-10_pressing
Pressing Childhood Eyes
20190219181523-11_the_closed_cigar_box
The Closed Cigar Box
20190219181531-12_smiles__frowns
Smiles Frowns and Tears
20190219181538-13_the_sun
The Sun Rose
20190219181546-14_woman
Woman
20190219181552-15_emergency
Emergency Room White
20190219181603-16_laid_to_rest
Laid to Rest
20190219181617-17_flying
Flying Across the Globe
20180727022559-duignan__guardian_angel__2017__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Guardian Angel
20180727022605-duignan__witness__2018__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Witness
20180727022620-duignan__push_pull__2017__mixed_media__16x20_inches_inches
Push/Pull
20180727022642-duignan__the_mansion_on_the_hill__2018__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Mansion on the Hill
20180727022657-duignan__the_other_side__2017__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
The Other Side
20180727022726-duignan__merge__2018__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches_inches
Merge
20180727022741-duignan__sanctuary__2017__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Sanctuary
20180727022755-duignan__trees_of_life__2018__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Trees of Life
20180727022816-duignan__dead_roach__2018__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Dead Roach
20180727022837-duignan__love_you_til_the_end__2018__oil_on_canvas__16x20_inches
Love You til the End
20150918203224-_2_x_-_strides
X-Strides
2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203245-_2_don_t_look_now
Don't Look Now Helen, but...
2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
20150919134706-_4_aim_for_the_head
Aim for the Head
2015. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20151006003953-_1__larger_concerns
Larger Concerns
2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203252-_5_swing
Swing
2015. oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20150923174143-_6__the_dark_night
The Dark Night
2015. oil and acrylic on canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203323-_8_playground
Playground
2015. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203309-_7_perception
Perception
2015. oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20150918203336-_9_the_new_dinosaurs
The New Dinosaurs
2015. Oil and Acrylic on Canvas 36" x 36"
20131103202437-img_0990
Postmodern Sundown (Private Collection)
2014. oil on canvas 40" x 60"
20130605030929-stories
Stories
2013. oil on canvas 72" x 72"
20130605030713-pond
Pond
2012. oil on canvas 48" x 72"
20130723200620-burnt-offering
Burnt Offering
2012. oil on canvas 48" x 48"
20130405005257-crossing_the_rubicon_48x72_oil_on_canvas
Rubicon (Private Collection)
2010. oil on canvas 72" x 48"
20130723200735-counsel
Counsel
2013. oil on canvas 42
20130405004627-the_oracle_of_delphi_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Oracle
2006. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004555-the_metaphor_of_the_sun_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Metaphor
2013. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004127-plato_s_cave_3
Plato's Cave 3 (Private Collection)
2011. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405005037-birdsong_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Birdsong
2011. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004514-reclining_mountain_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Reclining Mountain
2005. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004819-wax_wings_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Wax Wings
2007. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004355-green_rising_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Green Rising
2003. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004316-medusa_s_head_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Medusa's Head
2008. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004201-cajun_rhythm_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Cajun Rhythm
2004. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004239-plato_s_cave_2_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Plato's Cave 2
2004. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004705-the_woman_at_the_well_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Woman at the Well
2011. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20130405004441-purgatorio_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Purgatorio
2005. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20131204181718-chariot
Chariot (Private Collection)
2008. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20131204181825-tsunami_pig_18x24_oil_on_canvas
Tsunami (Private Collection)
2009. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20131204182138-duignanfred9
Pisces (Private Collection)
2010. oil on canvas 24" x 18"
20141219234118-duignan_fred_10
Underground
2000. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 48"
20141219234128-duignan_fred_11
Giant
2000. oil and chalk on canvas 36" x 60"
20141219234136-duignan_fred_12
Broken Dreams
2000. oil and chalk on canvas 60" x 48"
20141219234150-duignan_fred_13
Shillelagh
2001. oil and chalk on canvas 40" 60"
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Moon Shadow
2001. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 48"
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The Spirit Continues
2001. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 54"
20141219234229-duignan_fred_16
Triangle
2002. oil and chalk on canvas 52" x 64"
20141219234239-duignan_fred_17
In the Mind
2002. oil and chalk on canvas 42" x 60"
20141219234253-duignan_fred_18
Shark
2002. oil and chalk on canvas 60" x71"
20141219234314-duignan_fred_19
Blue Lines
2003. oil and chalk on canvas 48" x 28"
20120728010051-homelandduignan
Home: Green
1998. oil on canvas 54" x 48"
20130404235300-grace
Home: Yellow
1997. oil on canvas 54" x 48"
20120728010030-homegreynocturneduignan
Home: Grey
1997. oil on canvas 46" x 36"
20130404133232-cianci_street
Home: Cianci Street (Private Collection)
1996. oil on canvas 36" x 42"
20120728010158-isoceleshomeduignan
Home: Isoceles
1999. oil on canvas 60" x 48"
20120728010115-homerednocturneduignan
Home: Red
1997. oil on canvas 40" x 30"
20130404133410-mr
Home: Mr. B's Slippers (Private Collection)
1998. oil on canvas 48" x 36"
20180727030603-duignan_fred_3

20130402012828-painted_with_a_cashew_3
Painted with Cashew 3
watercolor 5" x 7"
20130402012907-painted_with_a_cashew_4
Painted with Cashew 4
watercolor 5" x 7"
20130402012727-painted_with_a_cashew_2
Painted with Cashew 2
Watercolor 5" x 7"
20130402013348-painted_with_a_cashew_5
Painted with Cashew 5
watercolor 5" x 7"
20130402013451-red_sun_1
Red Sun 1
Marker 5" x 7"
20130402013528-red_sun_2
Red Sun 2
Marker 5" x 7"
20130402013723-red_sun_4
Red Sun 4
Marker 5" x 7"
20130402013609-red_sun_3
Red Sun 3
Marker 5" x 7"
20130402013754-red_sun_5
Red Sun 5
Marker 5" x 7"
20130404013613-waterfall_1
Waterfall 1 - Collection Art Center Museum, Seoul, Korea
1993. Acrylic on Hand-dyed Canvas 69
20130404013411-red_moon
Red Moon (Private Collection)
1993. Acrylic on Hand-dyed Canvas 74
20130404013716-floating_factory
Floating Factory (Private Collection)
1993. Acrylic on Hand-dyed Canvas 70
20130404013515-ruins_1
Ruins 1 (Private Collection)
1993. oil on canvas 70
20150920221529-a_man_alone
A Man Alone
1984. oil on Canvas 72" x 60"
20150921025334-pillar
Pillar
1986. oil on canvas 48" x 48"
20150921025738-burden
Burden
1987. oil on canvas 36" x 48"
20141222015732-crucifixion
Crucifixion
1984. oil on canvases mounted on wood 96" x 48"
20130404191923-eloi__eloi
Eloi, Eloi
1986. oil on canvas 40" x 32"
20150105010113-1-1982
Sixth Hour
1980. oil on canvas 20" x 30"
20141222020004-mother_and_child
Mother and Child
1983. oil on canvas 60" x 72"
20150921030035-the_11_who_fled
11 Who Fled
1987. oil on canvases on wood 96" x 96"
20150920224339-hero__victim__coward
Hero, Victim, Coward
1986. oil on canvas (Triptych) 72" x 96"
20150920230905-seed_and_ash
Seed and Ash
1986. oil on canvas 20" x 30"
20130404191729-crown_of_thorns
Crown of Thorns
1986. oil on canvas 60" x 50"
20141220004626-10-1990
Third Ring
1998. oil on canvas 36" x 48"
20141220004633-11-1991
Cicada
1990. oil on canvas 42" x 54"
20141221002425-vinny_violet
Vinny Violet
1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221001953-img_1044
Bill Gorsica
1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002259-img_1047
Chris Clark
1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002307-img_1049
Gregory VanManaan
1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002352-img_1056_-_copy
Mike Reardon
1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002400-img_1058
Gilbert Riou
1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002323-img_1052
Scott Furman
1986. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002417-img_1063
Don Kommit
1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20141221002410-img_1061
Self Portrait
1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 28" x 42"
20130404133954-smoke_stacks_1
Smokestack 1
1993 Acrylic on Paper
20130404133724-img_0889
Smoke Stacks and Steeples
1993 Acrylic on Paper
20130404133630-img_0884
Ghost Smoke Stack
1993 Acrylic on Paper
20141220234525-s___s_2
Smokestacks and Steeples 2
1994. Ink on paper 24" x 36"
20141220234939-img_0912
Empty Window
1994. Acrylic on primed paper 24" 36"
20141220235240-img_0881
Falling Down
1994. acrylic on primed paper 24" x 36"
20141220235439-img_0903
Extinction
1995. Ink on paper 24" x 36"
20141220235647-img_0900
Falls
1995. conte on paper 24" x 36"
20141220235922-duignan_fred_2
Paterson Moods
1994. acrylic on primed paper 28" x 72"
20141221001201-2013-04-01_00
Dripping Industrial Landscape
1995. Ink on paper 24" x 36"
20141222020702-heart_and_vision
Heart amd Vision
1986. oil on canvas 54" x 44"
20130404191454-green_phoenix
Green Phoenix (Private Collection)
1986. oil on canvas 48
20130404191414-heart_execution
Heart Execution
1987. oil on canvas 72" x 56"
20141221004124-7-1987
The View
1989. oil on canvas 84" x 72"
20141221004328-8-1987
The Distance Between
1987. oil on canvas 20" x 32"
20150921021042-spiritual_warfare
Spiritual Warfare
1987. oil and spray paint on canvas 48" x 48"
20150921024358-heart_elergy
Heart Elergy
1986. oil on canvas 14" x 14"
20130404193458-img_0869
Sculptural Form 5
1994 Pastel on Paper
20130404193725-img_0887
Sculptural Form 8
1994 Pastel on Paper
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Sculptural Form 7
1994 Pastel on Paper
20130404193546-img_0871
Sculptural Form 6
1994
20130404193410-img_0868
Sculptural Form 4
1988 Pastel on Paper
20130404193322-img_0861
Sculptural Form 3
1988 Pastel on Paper
20130404193813-img_0888
Sculptural Form 9
1988 Pastel on Paper
20130404193245-img_0857
Sculptural Form 2
1988 Pastel on Paper
20130404193158-img_0856
Sculptural Form 1
1988 Pastel on Paper
20130503220238-img_0948
Mimi in the Bathtub
1980 oil on paper
20130503215848-img_0944
Seated Mimi
1980 oil on paper
20130503220336-img_0956
Mimi
1980 oil on paper
20130503215737-img_0937
Mimi Standing
1980 oil on paper
20141221010059-2013-05-01_23

20130503215942-img_0947
Mimi on a stool
1980 oil on paper
20130404015711-two_figures
Two Figures
20130503221423-img_0962
Woman with a Fan
1986 conte
20130503221325-img_0954
Reclining Figure
1985 conte and wash
20130503215501-img_0930
Lounging Figure
1985 charcoal
20130810183907-seated_figure_1
Seated Figure
1986 charcoal on paper
20130503215642-img_0936
Seated Figure
1985 ink
20130503220525-img_0953
Knee Pose
1980 oil on paper
20130503220816-self_portrait_1977
Self Portrait
1977 charcoal
20130503220913-self_portrait_1984
Self Portrait
1984 charcoal
20130503221110-img_0960
Self Portrait as a tea Cup
1984 Pencil
20130503221002-img_0951
Standing Figure
1980 oil on paper
20130503221226-img_0955
Seated Figure
1985 Pen and Ink
20130503220707-img_0959
Contemplative
1980 oil on paper
20130503215550-img_0934
Seated Figure
1985 Pastel
20130503215410-img_0929
Standing Figure
1986 conte
20130503215317-img_0925
Rear
1985 charcoal
20141221010142-2013-05-10_22

20130503215222-img_0921
Seated Figure
1985 charcoal
20130503215132-img_0920
Seated Figure
1985. charcoal 24" x 18"
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Figure Composition
1985 mixed media
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Seated Figure
1985. charcoal 24" x 18"
20130404020259-img_0858
Group
20130404015628-standing_sylvie
Standing Sylvie
20130404015543-standing_figure
Standing Figure
20130404015457-standing_figure__2_
Standing Figure
20130404015412-seated_figure
Seated Figure
20130404014817-group
Group
20130404015331-seated_figure__5_
Seated Figure
20130404015242-seated_figure__4_
Seated Figure
20141221005957-2013-04-30_22

20120728013354-seated_figure_3
Seated Figure 3
Conte & Wash on Paper 24" x 18"
20130404015159-seated_figure__3_
Seated Figure
20141221005801-2013-04-01_00

20120728013431-sylvie
Sylvie
Charcoal & wash on Paper 24" x 18"
20130404015028-reclining_figure
Reclining Figure
20130404014602-couple
Couple
20130404014642-double_figures
Double Figures
20141221011249-img_0981

20141221005704-2013-04-01_00

20130404014901-halsd
HaLSD
20141221010508-2013-05-10_22

20130404014730-figure_composition
Figure Composition
20141221010509-2014-11-30_18

20120728013548-ellen
Ellen
Pastel on Paper 24" x 18"
20130404014522-couple__2_
Couple
20141221011129-img_0963

20141221011230-img_0978

20130404014343-after_picasso
After Picasso
20130404014438-after_rubens
After Rubens
20130404014305-after_goya
After Goya
20130404014227-after_goya__2_
After Goya
20130404235838-the_altar_of_rock___roll
The Altar of Rock & Roll
1985 oil on wood
20130404235744-slf_portrait
Self Portrait
1985. oil on wood 50" x 36"
20130404235651-his_mother_died
His Mother Died
1985. oil on wood 96" x 48"
20130404235614-her_father_died
Her Father Died
1985. oil on wood 96" x 48"
20130404235533-funeral
Funeral
1985 oil on wood
20130405010100-img_0728
Jacob's Ladder
2012. oil on Canvas 72" x 48"
20130405005917-dream_catcher
Dreaming of Him on Her Deathbed
2011. oil on canvas 48" x 72"
20130405000202-woman_in_poverty
Woman in Poverty
1981. oil on canvas 36" x 24"
20130405000055-scan0003
Domestic Violence
1999. Acrylic on Unstretched canvas 74" x 60"
20141222012822-immigrants
Immigrants
1980. oil on canvas 46" x 36"
20141222013142-aunt_josie_s_death
Aunt Josie's Death
1980. oil on canvas 46" x 36"
20150921031032-the_hen_the_mind_and_the_meaning_there
The Hen, the Mind and the Meaning There
1988. oil and dry pigment on canvas 40" x 40"

Solo Exhibitions

20180727020502-1_flying_across_the_globe
3Twenty9, A Visual Poem
Green Kill
229 Greenkill Ave Kingston, New York 12401US
May 5th, 2018 - May 26th, 2018
20151031004111-_7_perception
Dancing in the Square
AOT Project Salon
159 Hope Street Brooklyn, New York11211
October 24th, 2015 - December 5th, 2015
20130530235514-pond__2013__oil_on_canvas__48_x_72
Fred Duignan
The Uptown Gallery
298 Wall Street Kingston, New York 12401
May 25th, 2013 - July 31st, 2013

Group Exhibitions

20140916235142-cedar_crop
Witness: The Cedar Tavern Phone Booth & Star House Gallery Group Show
Star House Gallery
77 Cornell St. #316 Kingston, New York 12401
October 11th, 2014 - November 1st, 2014
Biography
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Review of Woodstock Exhibition "Spillage"

by James Bradley McCallum

August 7 to September 7, 2012

The Pizza Gallery at Catskill Mountain Pizza Company, Woodstock, NY

http://politicalpoets.blogspot.com/2012/08/pouring-forth-new-meaning-fred-duignan.html#!/2012/08/pouring-forth-new-meaning-fred-duignan.html

 

ARTIST STATEMENT

I am a painter.

After many years of harnessing technique, pursuing picturing, following trends and restating history, I now avoid making art that is burdened by technique, overwhelmed by thought, or crushed by style. The resulting objects of my latest direction titled SPILLS become, reveal, inform and decide their place in the world’s view. Painting has become an experience based on the belief in my hand as a channel of the expression hidden in the materials themselves. It is the resultant dialogue with color and form where my originality still resides. The uniqueness of the object as itself fully revealed presents the viewer with a complex visual experience resulting in direct recognition.

Fred Duignan

 

 ONE PERSON EXHIBITIONS

3Twenty9, Green Kill, Kingston, NY 5/18

Dancing in the Square.  Mothership, Woodstock, NY 1/16 (curated by Paul McMahon)

Dancing in the Square.  AOT Project Salon, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY 10/15

Fred Duignan.   The Uptown Gallery,  Kingston, NY 6, 7,8/13

Fred Duignan.   Oriole9,  Woodstock, NY 10/12 (curated by Lenny Kislin)

Spills.   The Pizza Gallery,  Woodstock, NY 8/12

Fred Duignan – New Paintings.   Varga Gallery,  Woodstock, NY 6/11

Death and Decay.   The Art Center Museum.  Seoul, Korea 10/93

Fred Duignan.   The Paterson Museum.  Paterson, NJ 2/92

New Work.   Fashion Moda.  Bronx, NY 8/88

Death Paintings.   Fashion Moda.  Bronx, NY 9/87 (curated by Stefan Eins)

So Far.   Fairleigh Dickinson University,  Rutherford, NJ 10/83

Work on Paper.   Steven’s Art Center,  Rutherford, NJ 4/83

 

SELECTED GROUP EXHIBITIONS

AOT Group Exhibition. AOT Project Salon, Williamsburg, Brooklyn, NY Summer '15

Witness: The Cedar Tavern Phone Booth & Star House Gallery Group Show.                 Star House Gallery, Kingston, NY  10/14

Contributing Participant in Guitai Card Box (2012-2013),  exhibited at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum.

The 5 Senses.   Art Upstairs Gallery,  Phoenicia, NY 2/11

Random Thoughts.  Art Upstairs Gallery,  Phoenicia, NY 2/10

Hustle & Flow – Paintings by Fred Duignan & Jim Klein.   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ 10/08

EV/LES – An East Village Retrospective.   The Varga Gallery,  Woodstock, NY 9/08

Clamour & Silence.   The Laurel Tracey Gallery,  Red Bank, NJ 10/99

Eclectic Selections.   The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ   Summer 1999

 

Career Note: Between 1993 and 2002, I abbreviated my career to raise my son as a single father.

 

Bridging Gaps.   Asian American Arts Centre,  NY, NY 3/93

Beast to Beast.   10th Street Gallery,  NY, NY 10/92 (curated by Gary Azon)

Holiday Show.   Blondies Contemporary Art, NY, NY 12/1090

In Honor of Mary: Images of Devotion.   Bill Bace Gallery,  NY, NY 5/90

Beautiful Mosaic.   Black & White in Color Gallery,  Bronx,  NY 3/90 (Collaborative Projects)

The Topical Rainforest.   Sundered Ground,  NY, NY 11/89 (curated by Robert Costa)

China for Democracy.   Blum Hellman Gallery,  NY, NY 10/89

The Gong Show.   RealArt Inc,  NY, NY 7/89 (curated by Charlie Finch)

The Manhattan Project Show.   Art-Act,  Miami Beach,  FL 5/89 (Fusion Arts)

Art on the Run.   Grace Harkin Gallery,   NY, NY 3/89

MU Ryu.   Arts Center Helsinki,  Finland 8/89 (Collaborative Projects)

Group Rage.   Rage Club, NY, NY 8/89

Prisoners of Art.   Police Building,   NY, NY 3/89 (Collaborative Projects)

The Christmas Show.   Grace Harkin Gallery,   NY, NY 12/88

The Attack Show.   Stockwell Gallery,   NY, NY 9/88

The Extinction Show.   Fashion Moda,   Bronx, NY 9/88 (Collaborative Projects)

Downtown OZ 1988.   Tunnel, NY, NY 9/88

Jagged Edge.   Art-Act,   Miami Beach, FL 3/88

Neo Fun - Controversy Club.   Limelight, NY, NY 3/88

Best of the East Village Comes to Long Island.   Nassau County Fine Arts Museum,  Roslyn, NY 11/87

December.   Nite Gallery,  NY, NY 12/87

The Polarity Show.   Cuando,  NY, NY 11/87

The Cutting Edge in New York.   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ 10/87-12/87   

(traveled)   Dramatis Personnae Gallery,  NY, NY 12/87

Meta Languages/Textual Venues.   B.A.D. Museum,  NY, NY 10/87 (curated by Lucy Lippard)

New Perspectives in Modern Art. The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ 7/87-9/87

Art Break Hotel.   ABC No Rio,  NY, NY 4/87 (Collaborative Projects)

The Shadow Prtoject (with Alan Gussow).  The Streets of Manhattan, 1982

 

SELECTED ARTICLES

Love at the Varga,   Woodstock Times,  Paul Smart 6/23/11

Hustle & Flow,   Arts News PCCC 11/22/09

Lower East Side at Varga Gallery,   Roll Magazine 9/2008

Paterson’s New Industry,   The Sunday Star Ledger,  Dan Bischoff  7/14/99

Art Talk…Art Talk,   The Bergen Record,  Rod Alee  8/10/1994

Western Influence in Korean Sculpture,   The New York Times,  Vivien Rainer  8/21/94

With Art, Paterson Woos Korean-American Ties,   The Bergen Record,  Richard Cowan 12/23/93

57 Varieties of Paterson Talent,   The Bergen Record, John Zeaman 7/31/92

Mean Feet,   New York Daily News,   Nancy Steadman  5/12/91

Jazz and Coffee at “The Pat”,   North Jersey Herald and News, Vincent Czyz 2/4/89

Fred Duignan,   Art al Dia (Magazine), Sao Paulo, Brazil 11/88

Dogs Bark When the Village Moves East,   Cover,   NYC, Charlie Finch 1/88                                        

Lower East Side,   Art & Artists 1/88

New, New York,   Ritz, London, UK 12/12/87

A View from the Lower East Side,   Newsday, Karen Lipson 11/27/87

Bohemian Golden Age,   Downtown,   NY, NY 10/1/87

Happening Scene,   New Common Good,  NY, NY 9/21/87

Three Decades of Modernists Reflected at Paterson Show,  The Sunday Star Ledger,    Eileen Watkins 7/26/87

Paterson’s Own East Village,   North Jersey Herald and News,   Vince Czyz 7/19/87

Paterson: New ‘in’ Place for Art?,   The Record,   John Zeaman 7/14/87

Paterson Mills: An Artist’s Community,   Arts New Jersey,  Ronnie Weyt Winter ‘86

Art, Religion Merge for Paterson Artist,   The Record,  Tom Groenfeldt 12/23/86

Soho Slow Lane,   Art Times,  Baird Jones   12/88

Scenes from the Bohemian Life,   The Record,  John Zeaman 10/28/84

Getting PhysicalThe Sunday Star Ledger,  Eileen Watkins 5/13/84

 

 PUBLICATIONS

Eclectic Selections: Art in Paterson at the End of the 20th Century,   The Paterson Museum Summer 1999

Fred Duignan,   Art Center Museum,  Seoul, Korea  10/93

FredDuignan,   The Paterson Museum 2/92

In Honor of Mary:  Images of Devotion,   Bill Bace Gallery,  NY, NY   5/90

The Best of the East Village Comes to Long Island,   Nassau County Museum of Fine Art 11/87

The Cutting Edge Show,   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ

New Perspectives in Modern Art,   The Paterson Museum,  Paterson, NJ

Neon Shapes,   (haiku by R. W. Grandinetti Rader),  Illustrated by Fred Duignan

Jade Mountain Press 9/85 (winner Merit Book Award 10/87)

 

FRED DUIGNAN - CURATOR

Jon Peters,   The Paterson Museum.  September 1997  

Humberto Guanipa,   The Paterson Museum.   March 1997

Joseph Ruffilo,   The Paterson Museum.  September 1995

Women on The Verge,  The Paterson Museum.  May 1995 

Korean Sculpture ‘94,   Art from Seoul, Korea, The Paterson Museum.  Summer 1994

Rhoda Sande,   The Paterson Museum.   April 1994

Carol Arber (Supreme Court Judge for the State of New York),   The Paterson Museum.  March 1994

Sylvie Ball,   The Paterson Museum.  Summer 1993 

Ho-Yeon Kim,   The Paterson Museum.  April 1993 

Su Jin Jo,   The Paterson Museum.  March 1993

Rosa Parks School of Art Student Show,  The Paterson Museum.  February 1992

Paterson Art ‘92,  The Paterson Museum. Summer 1992

Hellhole, (Paterson / East Village Art Collaboration) Guest Curator - The Paterson Museum,  April 1987

 

SELECTED REVIEWS BY FRED DUIGNAN

Nadja Petrov Drawings, Gallery Express, Woodstock, NY. Facebook 3/10

Public Sculpture at the Whitney, Whitney Museum.  Cover 2/88

Joan Waltemath,   Barbara Braathen Gallery.   Cover 4/88

Richard Serra,   Leo Castelli Gallery.   Cover 2/89

Donald Sultan,   Paul Kasmin Gallery.  Cover 5/89

David Smith,   M. Knoedler & Co.   Cover 5/90

 

MUSEUM COLLECTIONS

The Art Center Museum.  Seoul, Korea (Painting)

The Paterson Museum.  Paterson, NJ (Painting)

Paco Das Artes.  Sao Paulo, Brazil (Fusion Arts Book)

Museu Da Imagen E Do Som.  Sao Paulo, Brazil (Fusion Arts Book)

Museum of Modern Art, New York, New York (Fusion Arts Book)

Guggenheim Museum, New York, New York (Fusion Arts Book)

Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, New York (Fusion Arts Book)

 

EDUCATION

The University of California Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz, California

Teaching Assistantship / Graduate Certificate 1982

Bachelor of Arts in Fine Art 1981

DuCret School of Art, Plainfield, New Jersey

 

ORGANIZATIONS

Archetecture of Tomorrow, (Board of Directors), Brooklyn, NY - Present

Collaborative Projects (COLAB), NY, NY - 1986-1993

Fusion Arts, NY, NY 1987 - 1992

Essex-Phoenix Artists Association (Executive Director), Paterson, NJ - 1986-1988

 

ART-RELATED EMPLOYMENT

COVER, (Magazine)  New York, NY.   Staff Art Critic. 1988 - 1990

The Paterson Museum, Paterson, NJ.  Curator of Contemporary Art. 1992 - 1997

The New Jersey Herald and News, West Paterson, NJ.   Weekly Columnist.   “Art in New Jersey” 1997

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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See Hoop, Say Hoop
Posted: 2/19/19

As I entered the hot, art-object crowded confines of the Rogallery.com / Auction House in Long Island City, I imagined the sound of a long “Greetiiiiiings” behind me. This salutation was the signature sound that coupled with a crooked grin, sparkling eyes behind unfashionable glasses and long stringy hair with matching beard that each of his friends recognized as coming from one of the 80’s most beloved art world characters, furry car and performance artist Stephen “Hoop” Hooper.

Hovering above, a Towers Productions film crew documented the action for a Fox Business Channel series entitled Strange Inheritance” with Jamie Colby produced by Stacy Robinson to be broadcast next Thursday April 13 at 9 pm..

The event at the Rogallery was the selling off of the celebrity art collection that Hoop inherited from Baird Jones. Baird, was a gossip reporter and club promoter who hosted thousands of parties at nightclubs and galleries in the 80’s and 90’s.  A Groton and Columbia graduate with a trail of degrees (BA, JD, MSW, MA) in tow, Baird was a strange mix of WASP  manners and propriety tinged with a decadent and sardonic destructiveness.

I first met Baird at East Village openings where he took photographs that fed his paparazzi-type column for the arts and entertainment newspaper Downtown. At the time, I was living in newly developed artist housing; a renovated silk mill in Paterson, New Jersey’s Historic District. Together we cooked up the scheme to use museums to exhibit contemporary art mixed with his own collection beginning with the Paterson Museum. The results were shows such as New Perspectives in Modern Art and The Best of the East Villages Comes to the Nassau County Museum. Baird would hang an exhibition wherever there was an empty wall including the museum’s bathrooms. He wrote two books: one on the psychology of jokes and another entitled Mark Kostabi and the East Village Scene 1983-1987 that was chock full of his photos of Kostabi’s early years.

The auction was held with the cooperation of Hoop’s brother who inherited it all after Hoop’s passing in 2011. The collection included art assembled by Baird’s father Cranston Jones, a writer and editor with Time and People magazines. The collection featured, among others, people like Miles Davis, Norman Mailer, Henry Miller and Nina Simone. Baird expanded this collection to include many others such as Dee Dee Ramone, Muhammad Ali, Tony Bennett, Louise Bourgeois and David Bowie exhibiting it at numerous club venues throughout the City that included Tunnel, China Club, MK, Club Paradise, Baja, the Roxy, Red Zone and Webster Hall.

The elite etching and the 10-second ballpoint pen sketch on a bar napkin were all shown as equals in the environment of Baird Jones’ free vodka (speed rack brand) and food (a block of cheese and a box of saltines) parties that drew large crowds fueled by his press relationships with all of the NY columnists including Richard Johnson, Cindy Adams, Liz Smith and Rush & Molloy,

My most personal recollections were nights spent at Baird Jones parties at Tunnel in the Chandelier and VIP rooms with celebrities such as  Warhol Superstars Taylor Mead and UltraViolet, Twin Peaks’ Little Mike Anderson (sitting inappropriately on my girlfriend’s lap), Tiny Tim, Malcolm Forbes and Leroy Neiman. One night at Club Paradise on Waverly Place, Hoop stuck his head through a tablecloth on a dinner table in performance while Phil Spector and others munched on turkey sandwiches as they held conversations with the friendly centerpiece.

It was never about Art for Baird. It was about celebrity, the celebrity of the collection’s artists, the celebrity crowd he drew on a nightly basis and ultimately his own celebrity. Through it all there was Hoop, Baird’s favorite artist and best friend, performing in one outrageous costume after another, exhibiting his fur and day-glo spray paint covered cars outside each venue, greeting the crowd and gathering the art from the walls in the early light of  New York City mornings to return it to Baird’s storage for exhibition another day.

So there I was sitting again on a couch looking at images from Baird’s collection, only now they were streamed onto a screen as lots for the bidding. I was transported back to the Tunnel’s Chandelier Room with Finch, Nebraska, Ens, Eins, Vee, Slitkin and many others from the past. New and old friends were there in real time including  AOT Executive Director Douglas Turner, Paul Klee scholar Sara Lynn Henry, Baird party goer and journalist Marianne Macy as well as artist friends and fellow Charlie Finch Creative Team members Craig Watson, Erick Pierce, Melinda Hackett and Michael Drury who all bought pieces. Having had my fill of yesterday, I left the auction before its conclusion. Stepping into the steamy Long Island City summer afternoon, I was temporarily blinded by the sun and thought I saw a fur-covered Rolls Royce idling across the street, its driver waiting patiently for this final event to end.

Dancing in the Square
Posted: 9/19/15

DANCING IN THE SQUARE

 

by Fred Duignan

 

 

 

Always seeking an inroad to new sensory awareness through the act of painting by utilizing poetic symbolism or a belief in intuitive intelligence, my work has driven a personal quest for healing in line with primal impulses that were implanted in my childhood home where domestic violence led me to drive my fists into my eyes until all sound disappeared, leaving only color, movement and figurative dancing in the space that remained. A silent and endlessly deep world where fear no longer existed.

 

In an attempt to confront an aspect of what Walter Robinson has named Zombie Formalism in painting, I developed this conceptual piece that starts with simple geometric abstractions on 9 square canvases. I was further led by an inspiration to establish a primitive territorial space in alignment with my subconscious approach to form through paint spilling. As opposed to my most recent work titled Spills where I allowed paint primacy of voice, the series Dancing in the Square demanded that I initiate a spill process that tapped into an individual passion for figurative form while maintaining my collaborative methodology with materials. The figure acted as an antidote to what I feel is this recent formalist incarnation's narcissism in the face of the human condition of ever expanding poverty as well as cataclysmic threats to global security both human and natural.

 

Abstraction is the greatest artistic innovation since the discovery of linear perspective. The belief in an ordered and absolute truth, however, is dismissed with each individual's daily human experiences and the lessons of history. Art based on thought in conjunction with individual voice has given the world efficient and effective dehumanizing space that includes what Giacometti called cages, Halley called cells and what became the cube where Bacon felt empowered to deconstruct the human form. Such space functions in today's world as, among others, workstation cubicles, prison pods and social media formats.

 

With this exploration of formal space as backdrop, stage and playground, I have identified an opportunity to reverse, for myself, the dictum that says the artist is a pure scientist exploring the world of ideas not the senses. These new absolutes are spaces onto which I have imposed human experience in figurative and symbolic nature-based form open to individual interpretation.

 

In a world that diminishes nature, the extinction of its human inhabitants has been identified as inevitable. I reject the culling of humanity and embrace the truth of the inextricable connection of our species and the natural world. These pictures offer the viewer an opportunity to choose to accept the opportunity to face what is truly the unknowable: each day's existence in cooperation with others and the environment, that includes the city grid, whether in connection with the general population or exclusive groups until death.

 

Out of the Head and Back into the Heart!

 

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