GalleryBeat Media editor Paul H-O interviews artist Fred Tomaselli, just before his new paintings are shipped to the Brooklyn Museum for installation of Tomaselli's thundering pharmaceutical/biological resin covered paintings. A true Brooklyn loyalist with Los Angeles roots, Fred could have likely had a major exhibition in any number of New York's museums, but he pulls his rabbit out for the big BM. He's represented by James Cohan Gallery in Chelsea, one of the larger galleries with an untroubled reputation, which is a high compliment in the hoch kunst fog of art dealers. This show really showcases Tomaselli's eye for seductive substance control and thoughtful intelligence while maintaining considerable conceptual subversion, the high road of visual literacy.
October 8, 2010–January 2, 2011
Morris A. and Meyer Schapiro Wing, 5th Floor