Fred Tomaselli’s "Early Work or How I Became a Painter" at James Cohan
Stoners will rejoice at Tomaselli's percolating lamps. Inlaid with pills and hemp leaves, "Respirators 1 and 2" (1990) represent a window into the artist’s formative years. If you continue into the darkness you'll stumble upon one Tomaselli’s Cubic Sky — an immersive installation from 1988 composed simply of square lights floating in the blackness. "Respirator 2,"1990. Photo courtesy of the artist and James Cohan, New York.