Charley Friedman: Magical Powers

January 8th - February 6th, 2010

Magical Powers

Somewhere between humor and magic lies the work of Charley Friedman. He has an undying interest in eliciting emotion in the viewer, not the quick response of shock but rather the kinds of emotions we remember from childhood; laughter, awe, suspense. Similar reactions are often experienced when looking at artwork. Through form and color artists create a sort of mysticism. Though it is a bit absurd this notion, the adoration of objects, it is comical, as Charley would say, a bit of “the emperors new clothes,” it is also irresistible, seductive, and un-avoidable.

In Magical Powers, Friedman is exploring wonder, how it is created, where it comes from and our responses to it. In this exhibition Friedman will exhibit three sculptural works, alongside an early example of his photography.

Magical Powers is the second solo exhibition of Friedman’s work at Gallery Diet. The exhibition will be on view at 174 NW 23 Street Miami, FL 33127 from January 8th – February 6th, 2010 with an opening reception January 8th from 6 – 9 p.m.


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In addition to Friedman, Diet represents Brian Burkhardt, Richard Höglund, Abby Manock, and Daniel Milewski and exhibits their work alongside that of an invitational series. For additional information please visit