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Fredericks &\; Freiser is pleased to announce W ar Party an exhibition of new work by Maximilian Toth. The exhib ition will include large-scale paintings\, drawings (both on paper and wall )\, as well as two films that together narrate youth’s unapologetic asserti on in the harsh face of mortality.

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Immersing themselves in full thr ottle bacchanalia\, Toth’s line-based figures reenact contemporary v ersions of initiation rites long since abandoned. They play at war to test strength\, galvanize loyalty and challenge faith. They seek danger to estab lish glory. However\, within this search there is an inherent violence that reveals a primal nature. Ultimately\, their urge to destroy becomes their vehicle to defy limitations.

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Toth will also present two film s in collaboration with Sarah Lasley.  The films animate the initiation exp erience by bringing specific scenes from the paintings into live form. Wher eas the paintings concentrate on youth’s declaration\, the films portray th e realization that vitality is fleeting and the body is fragile. Toth’s< /b> subjects find this all the more reason to celebrate.

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About the Artist

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Maximilian Toth was born in 1978 and received an MFA from Yale in 2006. He has had solo shows in New York\, Minneapolis and Australia as well as n umerous group shows including the Wadsworth Athenaeum\, Dallas Contemporary and Prospect New Orleans 1.5. He will be included in the upcoming Paint ers’ Paint exhibition at the Saatchi Gallery\, London. This will be Tot h’s third solo show at Fredericks &\; Freiser.  

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