NADA x Foreland

28 - 29 August 2021 

Fridman Gallery is pleased to announce participation in NADA x Foreland, a collaborative weekend exhibition taking place August 28–29, 2021 at Foreland—a new arts campus in Catskill, New York. The exhibition will be installed in a historic industrial building and will focus on artists working in the upstate New York region. 


Fridman Gallery will present Mollie McKinley’s recent light box sculptures Cobalt Vein Flush and Yew Infusion Therapy. The works are constructed of sheet glass, LED tubes, and wood, and are displayed on a custom-made table. McKinley’s work comes from a place of metaphysical curiosity and examines the symbolic and textural language of veils. Her work is also informed by her own experiences as a cancer survivor. The imagery in the works on view at NADA x Foreland challenges the duality of binary opposites, and functions as a threshold or a place of transformation. McKinley is interested in the blurry passageways between life and death, the unclear relationship between illness and “wellness,” and fluid shifts between transformative states.


Mollie McKinley is an interdisciplinary artist who approaches metaphysical boundaries and the ephemerality of the body through sculpture, photography, and text. Her work was recently included in the group exhibition Time Lapse at Fridman Gallery’s Beacon location. McKinley’s work was the subject of a solo exhibition at Pioneer Works, Brooklyn and has been shown in New York at Independent Curators International; Momenta Art; The Museum of Arts and Design; Field Projects; Anthology Film Archives; MoMA Pop Rally; SPRING/BREAK Art Show, the Wassaic Project; and the Samuel Dorsky Museum of Art, among others. She studied photography and film/video at Bard College and is an MFA candidate in Sculpture & Dimensional Studies at Alfred University. 


NADA x Foreland is presented in partnership with Upstate Art Weekend and co-organized with NADA Member Jesse Greenberg of JAG Projects. The exhibition will be free and open to the public Saturday, August 28 and August 29, 11am–8pm at 111 Water Street, Catskill, New York.