ArtAround: Pathways Visual Artist – MaDora Frey

Prismatic, 2023 MaDora Frey

Materials: Steel, wood, rope, glass, plexiglass mirror

Dimensions: 193” x 118” x 118”

Artist’s Statement: 

“Prismatic” offers visitors a moment of wonderment along the path of the Roswell Corridor. From afar, the mirror-clad exterior of the sculpture reflects lush greenery and sky.

Viewers are invited to walk beneath and gaze up into the interior. An assemblage of reflective materials and space age films within create a kaleidoscope in which the viewer finds their own image reflected, refracted, and merged with the landscape. 

A dynamic pink and gold film adds a psychedelic and feminine rose colored tinting to the environment, hinting at the transcendent and restorative powers that can be found when experiencing the outdoors.

About the Artist

MaDora Frey, originally from Georgia, employs a diverse artistic practice to explore her fascination for both the natural and built environmen. Frey’s work takes the form of temporary installations created outdoors, of which a photograph remains, immersive site-specific indoor installations, and public works Her notable commissions include large-scale outdoor public works created for the Katonah Museum of Art, Dashboard US at Woodruff Park, and Perennial Projects. Frey’s recent exhibitions include solo and two-person shows at Massey Klein Gallery, NY, Georgia State University Welch Gallery, Camayuhs Gallery, and Lamar Dodd Plaza Gallery. Her notable group shows include exhibitions at MOCA GA, Atlanta Contemporary, and Mint Gallery. Frey has received residency grants from the Vermont Studio Center, Prince of Wales Foundation, and the Marble House Project. She received her MFA in painting, magna cum laude, from the New York Academy of Art and her BFA, with a concentration in drawing and printmaking, from Auburn University. Additionally, Frey studied at the Florence Academy, Florence, Italy. Her work is held in numerous private collections including that of Tim and Lauren Schrasger.