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2010/02/06 Art at Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 0

Posted on December 31, 2011 by daviding

While at a meeting in Tempe, Arizona, I discovered that Arizona State University has a strong contemporary American art collection.  An 1987 “Untitled Group” by Viola Frey was almost life size. Frey passed away in 2004.  While I was seeing this in Arizona, a larger collection of Frey’s work was touring New York.

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The back side of the work is as detailed as the front.

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The Ceramics Research Center at ASU is an open storage area in a plaza across the street from the more famous main gallery.

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The lowness of the J. Russell and Bonita Nelson Fine Arts Center foreshadows the galleries underground.

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From the bright Arizona sun outside, the way downstairs takes a few minutes for eyes to adjust.

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At the foot of the stairs is a bubbling fountain.