Imprints and Maladies is an exhibition of Brooklyn based, self-taught artist Billy Frey’s recent acrylic paintings. It is an exploration of our human sense of facial memory, how faces become imprinted within the conscious and unconscious mind, what they represent as well as their potential origins,  and represent aspects of the artist's own psychological, emotional and creative struggles. Frey experimented with painting in differing levels of light and chose to paint this series in a state of near darkness, in order to activate and engage the recesses of his facial memory with shadow and low light.  This method worked to allow the many different faces to appear on the paper before him, often with minimal amounts of paint.  This collection includes works as large as 3' x 5' and as small as 9" x 12". 

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