Tom Friedman (born 1965) is an American conceptual sculptor. Friedman was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He received his BFA in graphic illustration from Washington University in St. Louis in 1988, and an MFA in sculpture from the University of Illinois at Chicago in 1990. As a conceptual artist he works in a variety of mediums including, sculpture, painting, drawing, video, and installation. For over twenty years Friedman has been investigating the viewer/object relationship, and "the space in between." Friedman has held solo exhibitions at the Museum of Modern Art, New York, Yerba Buena Museum of Art, San Francisco, Magasin 3 in Stockholm, Sweden, The New Museum in New York, the Tel Aviv Art Museum, and others. His work can be found in the museum collections of MoMA, Los Angeles Contemporary Art Museum, the Broad Art Museum, the Solomon Guggenheim Museum, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, and the Museum of Contemporary Art, Tokyo.
Untitled (Oven Roaster Scape)
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highly polished stainless steel
60 x 50 x 5.75”
edition 1 of 3
About ‘Untitled (Oven Roaster Scape)’
“Untitled Oven Roaster Scape is a new large-scale and intricate wall-based sculpture, its surface bearing witness to Friedman’s obsession with detail and texture. The work was made through the sculpting of disposable tin foil oven roasting trays, which were then cast in highly polished stainless steel. In reference to both his Circle Dance and Seascape series, Friedman here transforms an everyday object into a beautiful and permanent sculpture. The mirrored quality of the stainless steel gives the work an exquisite aura and fro afar, its surface casts beautiful shadows and intonations as if on a lunar or meteoric landscape.
Untitled (Oven roaster scape) is an archetypal work by the artist that both subtly understated and utterly provocative.”