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Brooklyn-based artist, Fred Tomaselli is about 5 days into his show at the Brooklyn Museum.  Though I am not a big fan of going into the desert to take hallucinogens and commune with coyotes, I am enamored with Tomaselli’s meticulously crafted psychedelic artwork.  Tomaselli’s work is often composed of collaged elements including the requisite cut-out magazine confetti, but also marijuana leaves, prescription pill particles and other illicit substances.   His patterning evokes organic repetitions on a cosmic to microcosmic spectrum–Big Bang style light fracture to a Double Helix type intricacy.  It’s like he’s trying to illustrate the magic around us that’s either too far away or too small for the eye to see.

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