Charley Friedman, Squirrel Gang
Charley Friedman is a multi-disciplinary artist whose body of work explores themes of self-identity and how we perceive and categorize ourselves and those around us. His language is generally playful and investigative, using variety of media including performance, sculpture, photography and drawing. Friedman's 2016 gallery exhibition, Looking at the Sun, playfully extended out into the fields, where Friedman has crafted a gang of over 70 mischievous bronze squirrels for The Fields Sculpture Park.
Charley Friedman is a Pollock-Krasner grant recipient, two-time Rema Hort nominee, and Smack Mellon "Hot Picks" artist. Friedman has exhibited and performed at numerous galleries and institutions including PS1/MoMA, The Queens Museum, Gallery Diet, The Fabric Workshop, Volta NYC, Pulse Miami, Barbara Mathes Gallery, Jack Tilton Gallery and Lehman College. Selected publications include: The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, The Miami Herald, Art Info, GQ Italia, Salon, Art Info, El Nuevo Herald, Flavorpill.com. Mr. Friedman is in the collections of: The Brooklyn Museum, New York Public Library, Stanford University, Sheldon Museum of Art, Karen and Robert Duncan, Gordman Collection and Goldman Collection, to name a few. In the fall of 2014, his work appeared on Louis CK's television show Louie. He received his Masters of Fine Arts from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston/Tufts University (1996) in addition to The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture (1995).