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This is the artist's sixth solo exhibition with James Cohan and his first major presentation of new paintings in New York since 2014.
These new paintings represent the first significant body of work to marry Tomaselli’s intricate resin paintings with his ongoing New York Times drawings. Tomaselli's works explode in mesmerizing patterns that appear to grow organically across his compositions. Their various components—organic matter from his garden, collaged elements from printed sources, and hand-painted fauna and ornament—are all suspended in gleaming layers of clear, polished, hard resin. The incorporation of New York Times headlines into this psychedelically abundant imagery creates moments of absurdist narrative and passages of Burroughs-esque accidental poetry. These paintings are the product of a world in perpetual crisis, in which the internalized world of the studio is penetrated by the external state of emergency via a steady stream of media. As Tomaselli notes, these works are an attempt to grapple with “how great it is to be alive in the world, and how f**ked up that world is—two things that are true, simultaneously.”
The exhibition will also feature a selection of new New York Times works on paper created during quarantine.
Exhibition Date: October 23, 2020 - November 21, 2020
Location: James Cohan Gallery - Tribeca
48 Walker Street, New York, NY 10013
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday: 10 am - 6 pm
Advance appointments are encouraged but not required. To schedule your visit, please book here
- There will be a limit on visitors in the space at a time, to align with the city’s current social distancing protocol.
- Visits are limited to four people per group.
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