Fred Tomaselli

Person Place Thing Airs: Rick Moody and Fred Tomaselli

If we decline to buy an iPhone or a pair of sneakers made under miserable working conditions, how should we respond when a band leader brutalizes his musicians? Artist Fred Tomaselli and writer Rick Moody took up that question, praised the bleak arid landscapes of the Southwest and had some hard words for gulls when we convened at Planthouse Gallery with the splendid Celtic harp player Maeve Gilchrist.

Person Place Thing
Person Place Thing is produced with the JCC in Manhattan and sponsored by WAMC Northeast Public Radio in partnership with the New York Council for the Humanities. Person Place Thing is an interview show based on this idea: people are particularly engaging when they speak not directly about themselves but about something they care about. Guests talk about one person, one place, and one thing that are important to them. The result? Surprising stories from great talkers.

FRED TOMASELLI
Bloom #12, 2014
A photogram and 5-color silkscreen
15 x 20 inches
Edition of 50
Published by Planthouse