Linden Frederick is planning a solo show in 2017 that incorporates short stories written by noted authors to accompany his plein air and plein air-inspired paintings, at Forum Gallery in New York City.
The Maine artist is collaborating with 15 contemporary fiction writers for “Linden Frederick: Night Stories,” which will be on view May 11 through June 30. Among the notable names working with Frederick are Louise Erdrich, Anthony Doerr, Richard Russo, Elizabeth Strout, and Lawrence Kasdan.
“From concept to initiation, this project has been seven years in the making,” says Frederick. “My paintings have a strong narrative element. The growing number of authors, screenwriters, and playwrights collecting my work, and the resulting conversations with them as to why they are connecting so strongly to it as storytellers, made me decide an exhibit defining and honoring that connection could broaden the traditional art viewing experience and provide a cross-cultural entry point for a wider audience.”
Forum Gallery plans to publish a book combining the stories and paintings.