28 Sep Nickel Plate Arts Presents: Fred Green at Hub & Spoke
Fred Green is an artist that has always had a knack for storytelling. His heart and mind actively balance equal parts art and science on a daily basis. From his early art days earning a BFA in printmaking to his exploration of lithography as a way to tell stories of personal insight (how people interact, form beliefs, and coexist), Fred always knew that art was a large part of his character and ambitions. His 30 years as an architect and business owner further reinforced both the right and left sides of his brain, combining Fred’s love for art and science in a way that provided a living for his amazing family.
A few years ago, Fred and his wife added a studio to their home, allowing both to reinvigorate their love for art. Fred started exploring watercolor, acrylic, mixed media and (with the influence of contemporary landscape painters), large format acrylic painting as well. The painterly, quick-paced process he found in this exploration harkened back to his printmaking days, bridging 40 years of experience in a new way that excited Fred. Green now fully embraces a loose, unconfined style with impressionistic, bold strokes and vivid colors on multiple canvases.
His subject matter has evolved as well as his style throughout this creative renewal process. It has shifted from telling sagas mainly about people to telling stories that center more on his experiences with natural surroundings in his travels. As Fred puts it, “We have a beautiful world, let alone country! The joy of sharing these experiences in a unique perspective is very exciting and rewarding.”
Fred continues to try out new techniques in painting such as utilizing silicone spatulas, foam stamps, and thickened paint to explore texture, color, and impressionism. He continues to translate painting methods to landscapes, figures, and nature macro themes.
Fred Green’s bold, distinctive art will be showcased in Hub & Spoke in Fishers. His works will adorn the community gallery on the main floor of the building, across from High Frequency Arts’s office, from October through December 2020.
There will be a special reception on Friday, November 13 from 5pm-8pm at Hub & Spoke located at 8011 E. 106th Street in Fishers. The reception is free, and guests are encouraged to register via the Eventbrite event page to help with covid measures, traffic flow, and refreshment planning. Please wear a mask and respect social distancing during the event.