Kira Freije’s work considers the comedy of commodified aspiration and the fetishism of youthful desire. Sardonically suggestive, playing with style signifiers and a seductive dandyism, her sculptural presentations offer an irreverent aesthetic.
With the title of the exhibition, Greenhorn, Freije tips her hat to a state of innocence possessed by the rookie or novice – wet behind the ears, yet eager and able to bring a fresh perspective. To make the pieces for the show, she apprenticed herself to a blacksmith in Sussex.
Greenhorn offers rural scenarios with a comically unsettling undertow, the suggestion of an interrupted narrative.