Banking on Art
HISTORIC CUMBY STATE BANK ART EXHIBIT
FEATURING WORKS BY CURTIS FREDERICK
SATURDAY, JULY 15
3:00 TO 7:00 PM
History and the contemporary meet in a celebration of art and architecture at the Historic Cumby State Bank on Saturday, July 15. The 117 year-old bank building, recently renovated and restored, incorporates an abstraction of non-traditional materials and applications all within a historical context – a perfect backdrop to Curtis Frederick’s modern paintings and sculptures.
Frederick was born and raised in the Dallas area. Although he showed artistic promise at a young age, events would take Frederick away from his passion for many years. Fortunately, for both Frederick and the community, he has been given another opportunity to pursue his artistic dreams.
His paintings reflect the modernist styles of Marc Chagall, Jackson Pollock and William De Kooning. Chagall’s work is a synthesis of cubism, symbolism and fauvism while Pollock and De Kooning, notable members of a group of abstract expressionists known as the New York School, liberated art from a spatial dimension to the limitless boundaries of expression. The treatment of the human form and use of unconventional materials by artists such as Henry Moore, Tony Cragg and Doug Jeck are reflected in Frederick’s sculptures.
The exhibit is scheduled for Saturday, July 15 from 3 to 7 pm. The Cumby State Bank is located at 201 W. Main St in Cumby, Texas. .