Los Angeles-based artist Tom LaDuke’s third solo exhibition with CRG Gallery on view in New York

CRG Gallery is presenting Los Angeles-based artist Tom LaDuke’s third solo exhibition with the gallery. For this show, LaDuke continues to draw references from art history, popular culture, and personal memories to create multi-layered objects and paintings. The layers in these works are less separate planes of visual references and more a matrix of visual moments, weaving in and out of each other in the way that memories and visual cues of everyday life continually produce or erode meaning. For example, in Split Universe (2016), LaDuke draws inspiration from Velasquez’s Forge of Vulcan which depicts the god Vulcan forging weapons of war when he is interrupted by a visit from Apollo who tells him that Mars is having an affair with Vulcan’s wife. Velasquez’s painting fades to the background of Split Universe and sets the stage for a foreground that is a complex interplay between references to Disney’s Snow Whit

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