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The one who dies with the most toys, still dies, 2015, archival pigment print, 48" x 48"

Bea Fremderman | Hindsight is 20/20
Opening Reception:
Thursday, April 23, 2015 | 6pm - 9pm

“There must be another way to go through life besides being pulled through it kicking and screaming,” thought Grisha, as he walked out the front door heading to work early one Tuesday morning. The sun was shining so brightly it was painful to look up; he squinted and schlepped to his bus stop, heat radiating on his stooped shoulders. Grisha pictured his bus getting into an accident just cataclysmic enough where he wouldn’t have to go to work: twisted metal without any life threatening injuries, he quickly told himself, uncomfortable with the feeling that his imagination imperiled other people. He wondered if another downtown building would explode a little closer to his office, smoke coming in the cracked windows. He imagined deftly gathering up in his arms his computer, keyboard, and spiral-corded phone, walking past his boss, and dropping it all on the curb. He mashed the side of his hair with one hand and checked his watch; 7:45.


"When The Crawfish Whistles on the Mountain", 2015, precision extreme Cape Cod chicken coop with nesting box and roosting bar, fake grass, Winegard satellite dish, heavy duty casters, Finch, 48" x 96" x 56"

"God Won't Give It Away and Pigs Won't Eat It", 2015, brushed wool, decorative pear, 18" x 24"

"Untitled", 2015, ink on paper, 14" x 17"

"Untitled", 2015, cement, stainless steal bird spikes, 64" x 29" x 20"

"A New Broom Sweeps In A New Way", 2015, leather, seat belt, polyester batting, memory foam, 18" x 24"

"Hungry Bellies Have No Ears", 1 of 3, 2015, 2500g electronic scrap, plexi, gold screws, 12" x 12" x 12"

"Hungry Bellies Have No Ears", 2 of 3, 2015, 244g gold bar from CPU pins, plexi, gold screws, 12" x 12" x 12"

"Hungry Bellies Have No Ears", 3 of 3, 2015, 22k cold crown, plexi, gold screws, 12" x 12" x 12"

"Valenki Boots", 2015, felt, two rocks, 9.5" x 12.5" x 12"

"If My Job is to Scream "Cock-a-Doodle-Doo"; From Then On, It May Not Dawn", 2015, ingeo, plastic button, sewing needle, polyester batting, memory foam, 18" x 24"

"Master! Why Do You Pay Me Only 5 Kopecks, When You Always Pay Ivan 5 Rubles?", 2015, mouse, 2" x 2" x .5"

"My House is at the End of the Street, so I have No Idea What's Going On", 2015, used cellphones, cardboard, electrical outlet, male-to-male extension cord, 10" x 20" x 24"

"The One Who Dies With The Most Toys, Still Dies", 2015, archival pigment print, 48" x 48"

"Whichever Way You Turn A Wedge Is Everywhere", 2015, hard drive motors, 21" x 21"