Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006 Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006 Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006 Subject: Contemporary Portraiture / The Cartin Collection @ Lyman Allyn Museum May 14 - August 14, 2006
Tom Friedman
(St. Louis, Missouri, 1965- )
Lives and works in Conway, Massachusetts

Self-portraits are a regular part of Tom Friedman's work as an artist, but rarely does he permit us to see what he really looks like. This is a typically obscure work created by moving his image across the surface of a flatbed scanner as the scan was taking place. The resulting 'abstract' is both static and dynamic, and is like other self-portraits by Friedman in that it is fragmentary, giving only a partial glimpse of who the artist is. Not merely a conceptual abstraction, however, this self-portrait is also aesthetically quite complex. If one looks closely, Friedman's hair, belt, and shoes are visible as horizontal bands, almost like an abstracted landscape.
Fitzpatrick
Untitled, 1998
Lambda print, 24 1/2 x 46 in.
Exhibition Info
Installation Views
The Cartin Collection

Philip Akkerman
Jean-Michel Basquiat
Robert Beck
Stanley Brouwn
Thomas Chimes
Joe Coleman
Benjamin Cottam
R Crumb
Spencer Finch
Tony Fitzpatrick
Tom Friedman
Gregory Gillespie
Mark Greenwold
David Hammons
Paul Laffoley
Glenn Ligon
Robert Lostutter
Margherita Manzelli
Marlene McCarty
Sean Mellyn
Sam Messer
Evan Penny
Charles Ritchie
Harry Roseman
Matt Saunders
Jenny Scobel
Sandra Scolnik
Malick Sidibé
Hiroshi Sugimoto
Jim Torok
Eugene Von Bruenchenhein
Magnus Von Plessen
John Waters
Martin Wilner