Luhring Augustine is pleased to announce Ghosts and UFOs: Projections for Well-Lit Spaces, an exhibition by the American artist Tom Friedman.
This exhibition presents a selection of video projections, an entirely new body of work by the artist developed from a conscious effort to avoid materiality. Friedman’s tactful use of light, both as a rendering tool as well as an ambient backdrop, introduces a spectral element that defies constraints of form, color, and scale reminiscent of tangible objects. In this new genre, the artist explores his continued interests in phenomenology and the paranormal, revisiting familiar motifs with the aim of questioning aspects of objecthood.
Friedman (b. 1965, St. Louis, MO) is known for his awe-inspiring sculptures and works on paper that explore the limits of perception. His ongoing investigation into materiality revolves around the reimagining of everyday, often-overlooked objects that verge on the fantastical. Friedman’s work has been exhibited in galleries and museums internationally, including solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York; Fondazione Prada, Milan; Magasin 3 Stockholm Konsthall; Tel Aviv Museum of Art; South London Gallery, and numerous other institutions.