THE WORLD OF FRIDA ...
'Mi Casa su Casa' Tableau CLI (2018) 56 x 112cm. work on paper by Annelise Fibæk
July 8 - September 16 - 2018.
At the Bedford Gallery, Lesher Center for the Arts, Walnut Creek, California, USA
The World of Frida exhibition, was on view during the Summer of 2018, celebrated the culture, style, and persona of visionary painter Frida Kahlo, an artist who continues to inspire with her story of love, adventure, and pain.
The World of Frida garnered record breaking attendance and overwhelming community support, with over two thousand people in attendance during the opening celebrations, and almost twelve thousand visitors to the gallery during the length of the show.
The World of Frida weaved juried and invitational shows that reference the artist with a national, traveling photography exhibit titled Frida Kahlo: Through the Lens of Nickolas Muray that made a stop in Walnut Creek after traveling across North America. Hungarian-born Muray - who met Kahlo in a chance encounter in Mexico in 1931 and became her lover and friend - shot some of the most iconic color and black and white images of the artist that exist.
Artwork included in the juried and invitational exhibitions featured Frida Kahlo as the subject as well as artworks inspired by her life and art, including themes of Frida’s garden, Mexican culture and fashion, vibrant colors, surrealism, and more.
The juried exhibition included nearly 150 artworks selected by jurors Lisa Congdon, fine artist, illustrator and author; and Rebecca Gomez, Curator of Exhibitions and Programs at the Mexic-Arte Museum in Austin, TX.