Tom Friedman, "Paint and Styrofoam"
Until Fri Aug 8
Courtesy the artist and Luhring Augustine
Time Out says
Posted: Wed May 14 2014
Friedman is known for his prestidigitation with materials, coaxing startling forms from unlikely sources—his rendition, for example, of an exploded body with exposed viscera and pooling blood is made out of colored paper. For this show, which doesn't contain anything quite so disturbing,, painted Styrofoam provides the means for a series of monochrome canvases, complete with frames, and an amazingly lifelike acoustic guitar, microphone and stool, all apparently awaiting the arrival of a folksinger.