Monday, December 7, 2009

Fred Tomaselli

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Dear Spoonbillians-

Please join us Thursday December 10th at 7:30 PM for a conversation/signing with Fred Tomaselli. Mr. Tomaselli will be speaking with Ian Berry, co-curator of the an exhibition of the artist's work. Mr. Berry is a curator at the Tang Museum at Skidmore College, where the exhibition will be on view 6 Feb 2010 - 6 Jun 2010. The show is currently on view at the Aspen Art Museum and the last stop will be The Brooklyn Art Museum, which opens on October 8, 2010. This career survey is the also the subject of a beautiful fully-illustrated catalogue recently published by Prestel and edited by Mr. Berry.

Refreshments will be served as always. Please arrive in a timely manner as seating is limited.

Thanks again for reading & we hope to see you soon at Spoonbill.

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Fred Tomaselli the catalogue
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Complex explosions of color and line, swirling patterns, and collages made of natural objects are signature elements of Tomaselli's work. His large-scale assemblage paintings, often built onto wooden surfaces and later varnished, are rich creations laced with historic and cultural references.

They invite close viewing and this beautiful large-format volume allows readers to study in brilliant detail the intricacies of each piece. In addition to full reproductions, there are also illustrations of details magnified to reveal the paintings' texture that is so critical to Tomaselli's technique. An interview with the artist provides enriching background while essays by the authors as well as the prominent art historian Linda Norden offer insight into the context and themes of this fascinating American artist. An excerpt from an unpublished word by bestselling writer David Shields, who is an ardent fan of Fred Tomaselli, rounds off this volume.

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