James Cohan Gallery
Hardcover, 9.5 x 11.75 in. / 95 pgs / illustrated throughout.
Pub Date 1/15/2005
Out of print
Catalog: SPRING 2005 p. 116
ISBN 9780947912833 TRADE
List Price: $50.00 CDN $60.00
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Fred Tomaselli: Monsters Of Paradise
Introduction by Fiona Bradley. Essays by John Yau, Fred Tomaselli and Jonathan Lethem.
Unorthodox materials such as over-the-counter remedies, medicinal herbs, prescription pills and psychoactive plants are just some of the materials that make up artist Fred Tomaselli's collaged paintings. Others include cut-out photographs of flowers, insects and leaves from field guides and seed catalogues that jostle for attention with their carefully-pressed and preserved real-life counterparts. Whole figures crafted from magazine cut-outs of animals and body parts--nightmarish Archimboldo-esque hybrids--present Tomaselli's intensely personal vision of the universe. Moving between abstractions and figurations, Monsters of Paradise presents 32 visually exuberant works reproduced in glorious color, and provides a comprehensive view of Tomaselli's work from 1995 to today.