Frick Respiration Paintings

Respiration Paintings comprises 18 paintings installed in the north and south wings of the greenhouse and two paintings in vitrines at The Frick Art Museum. These paintings—abstractions based on the grid, oxidation paintings made with a mixture of urine on copper, and what Adibi calls “plant paintings,” made by pouring pigments mixed with essential plant oils—are installed to create a visual rhythm with plantings that the artist planned in collaboration with the Frick’s grounds manager, Kim Rothert. Viewing benches and structural stands built to display the paintings have been painted a rosy pink hue, custom mixed by the artist, and scented to create a one‐of‐a‐kind sensory experience.