“Airports: Power, Patience and Unseen Perils,” – a striking artshow by Elias Friedensohn on Display at Edward Williams Gallery October 31 to December 3, 2010

Teaneck, NJ (October 7, 2010) – Paintings by Elias Friedensohn will be on display at the Edward Williams Gallery, on Fairleigh Dickinson University’s Metropolitan Campus Teaneck, N.J. from Sunday, October 31 to Friday, December 3, 2010. There will be an opening reception on Sunday, October 31, 2010 from 2-4:30 p.m.  

Among Friedensohn's subjects are cityscapes and seascapes, exotic markets and eerie, late 20th Century airports. The AIRPORT series, painted between 1987-91, reveals the artist's preoccupation with the hustle and stresses of late modern life and their impact on individual experience. Large canvases show airport interiors that are everywhere alike: the waiting room is where we all are, patient, anxious, and weary. We wait, wondering about unseen perils, alone with our sorrows.

A native New Yorker and long time resident of Leonia, NJ, Elias Friedensohn was a figurative artist committed to narration and a passionate humanism. In addition to exhibits in New York, Chicago, Los Angeles and Berkeley, Friedensohn's work has appeared in major national shows at the Corcoran Gallery in Washington, DC, The Whitney Museum, The Art Institute of Chicago, the Smithsonian Institution and many others.  He has been the recipient of several prestigious awards including a Guggenheim grant, a Fulbright to Italy, and American Academy of Arts and Letters award, and grants from the New Jersey Council on the Arts.

For further information, contact: doris.friedensohn@verizon.net

The Edwards Williams Gallery, located at 150 Kotte Place, Hackensack, is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.  

For directions or more information call the gallery at 201-692-2449.

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