Tony Fitzpatrick: Big Rock Candy Mountain Opening Tonight

April 1, 2009 · Print This Article


Big Rock Candy Mountain
New work by Tony Fitzpatrick
Dieu Donné
315 West 36th Street New York, NY
Apr. 1 – May 16
Opening reception for the artist April 1, from 6-8PM.

“Tony Fitzpatrick’s collages are cobbled together from vintage print ephemera and handmade paper with splendor and precision; they are visual poems, reflecting on matters of place, history, and sense of being. Big Rock Candy Mountain delves deep into the transient nature of Depression-era hobos. Here, their language, ideograms, battles, and songs resound throughout Fitzpatrick’s intimate works. His voice references both the historic and current, as the culture surrounding hobo lore may now become parallel to our own. The exhibition is a culmination of the artist’s Lab Grant residency at Dieu Donné, and is on view from April 1st through May 16th, 2009.”

For more information or to see some of the work visit Dieu Donné.

One thought on “Tony Fitzpatrick: Big Rock Candy Mountain Opening Tonight”

  1. I would like to see this. Would Mr. Fitzpatrick want to do a show in St. Augustine Florida. There is a great gallery at the college here? Or maybe something more intimate like say, my front porch. Lil’ Bourbon and sweet tea. Fried pies, some boiled shrips, canned heat shooters perhaps. Once I patch the screen there will be …NO mosquitoes. The last time I saw Tony’s stuff was at the Cummer Gallery in Jacksonville Florida. He was shown with these Pop artists like Warhol and…uh, cant remember the rest. I look forward to that omnibus with Yale publishing…

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