Tom LaDuke: run generator

  • Jun 18, 2011 – Sep 18, 2011
  • The Louise D. and Herbert S. Falk, Sr. Gallery
Tom LaDuke, "A Gothic Plot", 2009, oil and acrylic on canvas over panel,
60 x 80 in. Collection of Blake Byrne, Los Angeles, CA.

Tom LaDuke is a painter of light: light streaming into his Los Angeles studio; light emanating from the cathode ray tube of a television set; light from a film still frozen on the TV. These sources meld together within his meticulously crafted paintings, which are completed with a top layer of impastoed oil that emulates fragments of historic paintings. In short, LaDuke’s work must be seen to be believed and, even then, challenges our perceptual understanding.

Born in Holyoke Massachusetts, Tom LaDuke received a BFA in 1991 from California State University, Fullerton, and an MFA in 1994 from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. He has exhibited in many exhibitions and his work is held in a number of museum collections, including the Solomon Guggenheim Museum in New York City and the Museum of Contemporary Art in Los Angeles. LaDuke lives and works in Los Angeles and teaches at Art Center College of Design in Pasadena.
 
Tom LaDuke: run generator has been co-organized by Julien Robson, Curator of Contemporary Art, The Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and Nancy Doll, Director, Weatherspoon Art Museum. An illustrated publication accompanies the exhibition.

 

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Artist Talk • Wed Aug 31 @ 5:30pm

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