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Tom LaDuke - Los Angeles Magazine

Tom LaDuke - Los Angeles Magazine

The fireworks display in Tom LaDuke’s “Before Before” is based on a family photograph from the artist’s childhood in the 1970s, and his own (green) head appears in an oblique double profile above the central explosive. The frame of a swingset evokes his recollection of a youthful romantic crush.

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Tom LaDuke - T Magazine

Tom LaDuke - T Magazine

When Tom LaDuke recounts his artistic process, it can be a challenge to keep up. The L.A.-based painter and sculptor’s thoughts are a rapid-fire game of connect the dots that catapults from the depths of art history to personal memories to various degrees of existentialism.

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Tom LaDuke - Wall Street International

Tom LaDuke - Wall Street International

Kohn Gallery is pleased to present Los Angeles-based artist Tom LaDuke’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, titled Candles and Lasers. The exhibition features paintings in varying sizes ranging from small to very large-scale, and a selection of sculptures meticulously carved from elemental materials such as graphite, pewter and salt. These pieces reference the topography of a range of subject matter from Botticelli’s La Primavera (1477 – 1482), to a half scale portrait of the artist’s head nestled, as if sleeping, inside the skin of his arm.

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