June 7 – July 5, 2024

Philip Frey: A Quiet Eye

Artist’s Reception: Wednesday, June 12, 5–7pm

Philip Frey’s new work for his upcoming solo exhibition, A Quiet Eye, is inspired by the landscape, interior spaces, and the figure. In his daily experience, Frey pay close attention to the ephemeral qualities of light, color, and pattern that often go unnoticed. His process involves the use of brushes, palette knives, and squeegees to develop a rich paint surface and abstractions that evoke a sense of momentariness and appreciation for, as Wordsworth wrote, “the life of things.”

Exhibition Catalog 2024
PHILIP FREY: A Quiet Eye
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Philip Frey (b.1967) is best known for his bold paintings of Maine’s coastline, landscape, and working waterfronts. His primary focus is color and light, and the inherent forms found in nature, interiors, and figures. He paints from direct perception, preferring the dynamic quality, richness, and challenges of working from life. In 2016, the University of Maine Zillman Art Museum mounted a solo exhibition of Frey’s work. His work has been highlighted in numerous publications and several books, including Philip Frey: Here and Now (Marshall Wilkes 2018) by Daniel Kany and Carl Little; and Art of Acadia, and Paintings of Portland both by Carl Little and David Little. Frey studied at Columbus College of Art and Design and earned his BFA in Painting from Syracuse University in 1990. He was awarded the Heliker-LaHotan Foundation Residency in 2012. Frey’s work can be found in numerous private and corporate collections, including the Zillman Art Museum, The Jackson Laboratory, Harlan Coben, Dick Wolf Films. Frey lives in Sullivan, Maine, where he maintains a year-round studio.

A Quiet Eye is a testament to Frey’s ever-evolving dedication to revealing the dynamic life of the natural world and interior structures we inhabit. He combines discerning execution with an inspired eye for momentary flashes of pattern, color, and wonderment.” — Katherine Wilkes, Catalog 2024

Frey’s art occupies the nexus between contemporary painting and brushy traditionalism. If there is a focus to this new direction in Maine painting, his art is it.” — Daniel Kany

PHILIP FREY
Mid-Day Glow
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$3400 PHILIP FREY
Schoodic Sunrise
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
The Catch
oil on canvas panel, 8 x 10 inches
$950 PHILIP FREY
Light Through the Woods
oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Light in the Study
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$3400 PHILIP FREY
Gentle Sky, Shifting Tide
oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches
$5000 PHILIP FREY
Allen Island Harbor
oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches
$1400 PHILIP FREY
Shifting Sun
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Sea of Green, Raven’s Nest
oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Warmth
oil on canvas, 8 x 24 inches PHILIP FREY
Morning Reflections in Florence
oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches
$7400 PHILIP FREY
Tuscan Morning
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Catching the Color
oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
$2800 PHILIP FREY
The Life of Boats
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
$3900 PHILIP FREY
Harbor Light
oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches
$7400 PHILIP FREY
Harbor Light Study
oil on linen, 12 x 16 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Ready for Lessons
oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Here and There
oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches
$3400 PHILIP FREY
Sorrento Harbor
oil on linen, 12 x 16 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Flowers and Doors
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$3400 PHILIP FREY
Room for All
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches
$3400 PHILIP FREY
Morning Glow, Low Tide
oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches
$7400 PHILIP FREY
The Carrying Place
oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Peak Experience
oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Granite and Basalt
oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches
$1400 PHILIP FREY
New Paint Job
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
SOLD PHILIP FREY
Cosmos
oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches
$3900
PHILIP FREY Mid-Day Glow oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $3400
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PHILIP FREY Schoodic Sunrise oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY The Catch oil on canvas panel, 8 x 10 inches $950
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PHILIP FREY Light Through the Woods oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Light in the Study oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $3400
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PHILIP FREY Gentle Sky, Shifting Tide oil on linen, 30 x 30 inches $5000
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PHILIP FREY Allen Island Harbor oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches $1400
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PHILIP FREY Shifting Sun oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Sea of Green, Raven’s Nest oil on canvas, 36 x 60 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Warmth oil on canvas, 8 x 24 inches
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PHILIP FREY Morning Reflections in Florence oil on linen, 40 x 30 inches $7400
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PHILIP FREY Tuscan Morning oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Catching the Color oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches $2800
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PHILIP FREY The Life of Boats oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches $3900
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PHILIP FREY Harbor Light oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches $7400
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PHILIP FREY Harbor Light Study oil on linen, 12 x 16 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Ready for Lessons oil on linen, 30 x 40 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Here and There oil on linen, 24 x 24 inches $3400
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PHILIP FREY Sorrento Harbor oil on linen, 12 x 16 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Flowers and Doors oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $3400
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PHILIP FREY Room for All oil on canvas, 24 x 24 inches $3400
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PHILIP FREY Morning Glow, Low Tide oil on canvas, 24 x 48 inches $7400
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PHILIP FREY The Carrying Place oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Peak Experience oil on linen, 18 x 24 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Granite and Basalt oil on linen panel, 9 x 12 inches $1400
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PHILIP FREY New Paint Job oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches SOLD
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PHILIP FREY Cosmos oil on linen, 24 x 30 inches $3900
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