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Fredericks &\; Freiser is pleased to announce a so
lo exhibition of paintings by Maximilian Toth. Toth makes large-scale canva
ses of sketchy figures on chalkboard-black grounds. His figures consciously
suggest a process\, a fast rendering of a moment by which the raw physical
ity of a line describes both the potential to uncover a narrative as well a
s the active presence of a narrator. Little Beasts will present five large
canvases and two drawings.
Toth addresses the personal mytholo gies of suburban boys stumbling towards manhood. He focuses on the newfound strength and aggression of young men in a swirl of linear gesture. Rituali stic hijinks marked by various degrees of violence define a phenomenon that is both innocent and savage. Through these archetypically male scenarios\, Toth presents the raw and the physical. Similarly\, erased and redrawn lin es anchor the tone of the narrative and lay bare the construction of the pa inting.
About the Artist
Maximilian Toth (born 19 78) received a BFA from Art Center\, Pasadena and an MFA from Yale in 2006. He has exhibited at Franklin Artworks\, Minneapolis (solo)\, Wadsworth Ath enaeum\, Dallas Contemporary\, Daniel Weinberg Gallery\, and Jack Tilton Ga llery. Toth lives and works in New Haven\, Connecticut. This will be his se cond solo show with Fredericks &\; Freiser.