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Classically trained as a figurative painter, Abiy T. Frew pushes the limits of representation and paint to maximize their expressive potential. Surfaces are built up and scraped down; pigment is applied in gentle washes or with aggressive strokes.
In the context of a global refugee crisis, Frew’s latest series, “IN/VISIBLE” starts with the notion of chiaroscuro (“light and shadow”) and explores the personal and political dimensions of displacement, absence and belonging.
Thu Oct 6, 6 – 8PM
Tue – Sat
10AM – 4PM
Free and Open to the Public
533 Eaton Street
Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1981. Abiy began drawing on his own as a child and immigrating to the U.S. in 1998, allowed him to continue his education and graduate from the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art in 2006.
In 2005, Abiy was the recipient of the Huldah Bender Kerner scholarship for outstanding achievement in painting at the Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Art. He has exhibited numerous group shows in Philadelphia,PA. and currently, lives and works in Key West,FL.