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Coming Up at the 10th Street Gallery:
The Work of Linda Freund
As an artist, scenic artist, and set designer, Freund wanted to make a space for the audience to linger and become a part of the opulence of England’s Neo-Renaissance period. Unlike recorded performances, every live theatrical performance is new. How the performers are feeling and the energy that builds or not between the actors and the audience all combine in a fleeting moment. Like live performance, this installation is temporary. Most of the posters are reproductions from the era that she enclosed with “gilded” frames. Using pastels applied directly to the walls, Freund intended to create an enveloping environment. The work of art is here now, and when the performance ends, the walls will be washed clean, passing into history along with the show itself.
About the Artist:
After studying engineering, graphic arts, theater, and receiving a degree in art from Platteville, Freund went off on an adventure to paint and be involved in the arts. Most of the adventures have been in and around Milwaukee with a few excursions to both coasts and Chicago. She has extensive experience painting for theater, film, television, and print, as well as with faux finishing, murals, and color consultation for private homes and businesses. Her work has even moved into painting sets for Internet commercials. Some of her favorite projects include a 50’ x 70’ walking maze on Jones Island that takes the walker through all the steps that clean our water before it is returned to the lake; a set designed for In Tandem Theatre’s Old Wicked Songs; painting, the Aviary House at the Zoo; and teaching a course on stage painting at UW-Milwaukee. Linda has worked as a Scenic Artist for the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre, Florentine Opera, Chamber Theatre, Skylight Music Theatre, Milwaukee Symphony, First Stage, and Milwaukee Ballet, just to name a few. Set design credits include The Werewolf’s Curse, One Slight Hitch Racine Theatre Guild, The Good Doctor, The Impresario Florentine Opera. Linda’s film work includes Public Enemy (Sign Shop Supervisor), Mr. 3000 (Gang Boss), No God, No Master and My Son My Savior (Charge Artist). www.lindafreund.com
Freund’s work will be displayed in the 10th Street Gallery during the run of Scrooge in Rouge December 1, 2017 – January 8, 2018.
Opening Reception: View the work of Freund at the opening celebration on Sunday, December 3 from 4:00 – 6:00pm.
Gallery Talk: Talk with the artist in this exclusive gallery talk on December 14, 2017 at 9:00pm (immediately following Scrooge in Rouge).
Curated by Emily Schlemowitz