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Fred Tomaselli's July 24, 2012, photo courtesy of James Cohan Gallery


Fred Tomaselli: New York Times

March 18–April 8, 2013

  • Artist Talk: April 4, 6:30 p.m.

  • Reception: April 4, 7:30 p.m.

Room, Canzani Center Gallery (map it)
Free & Open to the Public

Tomaselli first became known for highly decorative, intensively worked paintings that evoked escapism through both their imagery and their materials. New York Times presents a more direct confrontation with reality: a series of altered front pages from our nation’s newspaper of record. The works set up a striking contrast between newspapers’ sober, columned depictions of reality and Tomaselli’s vivid interventions. The results are sometimes funny, sometimes sinister, often both.

Tomaselli grew up in southern California, feeling the influence of nearby theme parks with their manufactured reality as well as the music and drug counterculture of Los Angeles in the 1970s and 1980s. It’s fitting, then, that his work evokes both the intensely attractive side of escapism and a darker sense of potentially becoming lost.

Tomaselli has an artist talk on April 4, 6:30 p.m. followed by a reception.

Also on view in the Canzani Center Galley is WALL, Feb. 21–April. 4

Gallery Hours: Monday, closed; Tuesday–Friday, 10 a.m.–7 p.m.; Saturday & Sunday, noon–5 p.m.

This program is free and open to the public. If you would like to support programs like this, please donate any amount online (choose the "exhibitions and visiting artists & scholars" option).

Room is a project room in CCAD’s Canzani Center Gallery. Throughout the year, it hosts small exhibitions, projects, and video installations that flow new information into the CCAD exhibitions program—sometimes complementing the main gallery show, other times standing alone.

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