The FLAG Art Foundation | 545 West 25th Street
Please join us for a conversation with
Fred Tomaselli & FLAG Founder Glenn Fuhrman
in conjunction with the exhibition The Times
Tuesday, July 25, 6-8pm
Talk begins at 6:30pm
The FLAG Art Foundation | 545 West 25th Street, 9th floor
RSVP to firstname.lastname@example.org
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."
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.
The Times is on view at The FLAG Art Foundation through August 11, 2017, on its 9th floor gallery. The physical 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. Artists include: Becca Albee, Doug Ashford, Luke Butler, Anthony Campuzano, Suzanne Caporael, Nancy Chunn, Mike Cockrill, David Colman, Jennifer Dalton, NiiLartey De Osu, Anne Deleporte, Mark DeMuro, Richard Dupont, Elise Engler, Laura Fields, Avram Finkelstein, Joy Garnett, Skye Gilkerson, Robert Gober, Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Gran Fury, Group Material, Matthew Hansel, Rachel Harrison, Lubaina Himid, Theresa Himmer, David Hines, Becky Howland, On Kawara, Ellsworth Kelly, Larrell Kitt, Agnieszka Kurant, Stephen Lack, William Ladd and Steven Ladd, Justen Ladda, Sean Landers, Paul Laster, Leigh Ledare, Elissa Levy, Tora López, Jason Bailer Losh, Dashiell Manley, Walter Martin & Paloma Muñoz, Stefana McClure, Dave McKenzie, Tom Molloy, Maynard Monrow, Aliza Nisenbaum, Lorraine O'Grady, Billy Pacak, Alexandra Penney, PLAYLAB, INC., William Powhida, Richard Prince, Dominic Quintana, Beth Reisman, Hunter Reynolds, Bruce Richards, Guy Richards Smit, Carlos Rolón/Dzine, Randall Rosenthal, Donna Ruff, Michael Scoggins, Lauren Seiden, Paul Sietsema, Adam Simon, Ken Solomon, Ruby Sky Stiler, Linda Stillman, Sarah Sze, Yuken Teruya, Rirkrit Tiravanija, Fred Tomaselli, Jim Torok, Panos Tsagaris, Phoebe Washburn, Evan Whale, Carmen Winant, Andrew Witkin, Yes Men, Mark Zawatski, Angela Pulido Zorro, and more.