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On Tuesday, July 25, from 6-8pm, The FLAG Art Foundation will host a conversation between artist Fred Tomaselli and FLAG Founder Glenn Fuhrman. Tomaselli is included in the group exhibition The Times, on view on FLAG’s 9th floor gallery from June 1 – August 11, 2017. The New York Times serves as the point of departure for the exhibition, featuring over 80 artists, artist duos, and collectives who use the “paper of record” to address and reframe issues that impact our everyday lives.
Since 2005, Fred Tomaselli has inserted surreal, abstract collages and compositions onto editorial photographs featured on the covers of The New York Times. These Times-based artworks allow Tomaselli to “talk back” to the newspaper and respond to regional and global issues. In a 2010 review, art critic Ken Johnson wrote that these works “…suggest an undercurrent of craziness in the modern world. The contrast with the newspaper’s black-and-white columns of words invites meditation on alternate versions of reality: one sober, the other exuberantly irrational.”
About: Fred Tomaselli (born 1956, Santa Monica, CA) is an artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. Recent solo exhibitions include Paper, White Cube, London, United Kingdom (2017); Keep Looking: Fred Tomaselli’s Birds, Toledo Museum of Art, Toledo, OH (2016); Early Work or How I Became A Painter, James Cohan, New York, NY (2016); among others. Tomaselli has had numerous solo exhibitions, including the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth (2014) and the University of Michigan Museum of Art (2014); a survey exhibition at Aspen Art Museum (2009) that toured to Tang and Brooklyn Museums (2010); The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh (2004) toured to four venues in Europe and the US; Albright-Knox Gallery of Art (2003); Site Santa Fe (2001); Palm Beach ICA (2001), and Whitney Museum of American Art (1999). His works have been included in international biennial exhibitions including Sydney (2010); Prospect 1 (2008); Site Santa Fe (2004); Whitney (2004); and others. Tomaselli’s work can be found in the public collections of institutions such as the Museum of Modern Art, NY; Whitney Museum of American Art; the Brooklyn Museum; Albright Knox Gallery; and the Museum of Contemporary Art, LA.
Image: Fred Tomaselli. Wednesday, January 11, 2017, 2017 (detail). Inkjet, acrylic, and collage on paper, 43 7/8 x 56 7/8 inches (unframed). Courtesy the artist and James Cohan, New York. Photography by Max Yawney.