projects+gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Tom Friedman: Eternal Return on September 27th.
Please join us for the opening reception Friday, September 27th from 5:00 to 8:00PM.
Eternal Return–on view through November 23rd, 2019–explores the philosophical concept of infinite recurrence, the idea that all existence and energy will persist indefinitely. This concept is laced through Friedman’s work in several ways—from his obsessively repetitive processes, to his recurrent interest in both basic human drives and the pleasures and objects of youth. As a St. Louis-born artist, Friedman has used the city as a touch-point throughout his career to anchor his practice and references.
Tom Friedman (b. 1965, Saint Louis, MO) makes extraordinary work that explores ideas of perception, logic, and possibility. His often painstakingly rendered sculptures and works on paper inhabit the grey areas between the ordinary and the monstrous, the infinitesimal and the infinite, the rational and the uncanny. His work is often deceptive, its handmade intricacy masked by a seemingly mass-produced or prefabricated appearance. Friedman’s deadpan presentation implies content and form are seamless; expectations are overturned as the viewer slowly perceives that chasm between illusion and reality. Friedman's work has been internationally exhibited in galleries and museums, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Magasin III Museum and Foundation, Stockholm; South London Gallery; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; and numerous other institutions.