On view at Janet Borden, Inc until Wednesday, December 22


Janet Borden, Inc. is pleased to announce Fred Cray: Singular. With this exhibition of unique and extraordinary works on paper, Cray culminates his Fragments series and his Fingerprint series. The feelings of change, temporality, and fragility prevalent during the pandemic, are indicated by fingerprints, which embody Cray’s unique identity, stamped over the sites. All these works are collages, either of paper or with ink.

As always, Cray’s multiple layers imply movement, both of time and image. Photographs from his camera, made on his circuitous walks throughout this and other cities, pictures from the internet, and Cray’s own handwork, jostle for the viewer’s attention. Scary, joyous, optimistic yet wary, Cray’s photographs are always a kaleidoscopic palimpsest of life today.

A selection of recent limited edition books is available through the gallery.                                                                ____

FRED CRAY (American, b. 1957) is a graduate of Middlebury College, and Yale Graduate School of Painting. His work is included in many collections, including The Museum of the City of New York; Brooklyn Museum of Art; California Museum of Photography; Yale University Art Gallery. He currently lives in Brooklyn.