CHICAGO.- Bill Fredericks new paintings are recollections of recent road trips. Frederick states, Drawn from imagination, photography, and personal observation, my paintings reflect an interest in art as an expressive response to experience. I use the simple materials of brush, ink, watercolor, and paper. My work expresses my preoccupations with friends and family, history, geography, and a nagging sense of dread. For me, the image and its creation are of overriding concern. Formal issues, craft, and materials are essential as the means to this end, but it is the image itself that is significant and that sustains my interest. This will be Bill Fredericks first solo show with Zg Gallery, Chicago.