Date(s) - 10/5/2021 - 12/5/2021
Freedman Gallery - Albright College
Albright College Gallery Hours:
Tuesday – Friday 9:00AM – 5:00PM and Sunday 1:00PM – 4:00PM
“Snow Study II (Blizzard)” is one of three silent videos the Friedman has created of snowstorms at night. She films the storms so their city context is not evident, foregrounding the minimalist, drawing-like elements of white dots, lines, and shifting forms in the black of night. She captures the impactful and complex forces of wind through the subtle dancing, fast streaming, delicate floating, and intense swirling movements of snow sweeping across the screen. The interconnectivity of these elements becomes clear: the wind animates the snow, and the snow reveals the invisible structure of the wind. Friedman’s thoughtful observation of a blizzard emphasizes the grace of a meteorological phenomenon, inviting viewers to a new visualization of a largely familiar experience and an appreciation of the natural beauty of the wind and snow’s properties and forms.