Lorrie Fredette, Implementation of Adaptation, 2013. Beeswax, tree resin, muslin, brass, nylon line, steel, and wood, 6.08 x 36 x 12 ft.

Garrison, New York – Lorrie Fredette: The Riverside Galleries at Garrison Art Center

Lorrie Fredette, a leading installation artist and sculptor working in the Hudson Valley, is down with disease—or, at least, its representation. Her recent site-specific installation Implementation of Adaptation consists of a structured, mosquito egg-like raft of wax-made pandemics, abstracted, microbial, moist, and poised for dissemination. Through this installation, Fredette offers an evasive account of the epidemiology of mosquito-borne diseases, now more frequent and possibly more devastating in our wet and warming Earth. Made out of beeswax and resin filling in wood and steel armatures, neutral looking and suspended about three feet or
so off the floor, the objects hang together nigh-uniformly like an airborne flotilla now resting, now set to sail off and plague. ..see the entire review in the print version of May’s Sculpture magazine.