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The Prismatic Fred Tomaselli

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There are now something like 300 galleries in Chelsea—more than the average New Yorker can reasonably visit in one season, let alone a single afternoon. So we’re saving you the legwork. Click on the slideshow above for a tour, accompanied by New York art critic Karen Rosenberg, of the painter Fred Tomaselli’s current show at James Cohan Gallery (which runs through November 11).

Tomaselli aims to alter your consciousness without the nasty side effects, pouring layers of high-gloss resin over dizzying, psychedelic arrays of pills, pressed leaves, and magazine cutouts. In his first show at the gallery in three years, the Williamsburg-based former punk rocker continues to find ways to make drugs, as he has said, “travel to the brain through the eyes.” Take our guided tour of the show.


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