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Thomas Trosch

"The Very Very Best of Thomas Trosch"

April 15 through June 10, 2005

Thomas Trosch, Musical Comedy Medley #1,1996

Thomas Trosch

Musical Comedy Medley #1,1996

Oil on canvas

70 x 84 inches

Press Release

Thomas Trosch

The Very Very Best of Thomas Trosch

April 15 through June 10, 2005

Fredericks Freiser Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Thomas Trosch that dates from 1992 to the present. Trosch has exhibited widely in the United States. In the past year he has been the subject of a one person exhibition at Black Dragon Society, Los Angeles; and included in group exhibitions at the Weatherspoon Art Museum, NC; Johnson County Community College, KS; and Artemis Greenberg Van Doren, NY. This will be his tenth solo show.


Thomas Trosch makes theatrical oil paintings of bug-eyed aristocratic ladies in the frenzy of social consumption. With a conspicuous handmade labor, Trosch mixes purses, dresses, lamps, coffee tables, sculptures, and abstract paintings into storybook Arcadias where gorgeous paint and dizzying compositions turn all that is unpleasant into brilliant passages of painterly excess.


For this exhibition we have included one favorite work from each of Trosch’s major series as well as “Vernisage,” a new painting exhibited in this years Armory show. Included are “Japanese Lesson #17” (1992) with text appropriated from a Japanese to English translation book for Japanese business men; “Dorothy Rodgers Decorating Lesson #10”(1993) with text appropriated from a decorating book written by the wife of Richard Rogers; “Musical Comedy Medley #1” (1996) with text appropriated from lyrics by Cole Porter and Richard Rodgers; as well as several paintings from 1999 to 2005


Fredericks Freiser Gallery is located at 504 West 22nd Street, between 10th and 11th Avenues. Gallery hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 11am to 6pm. For further information and/or photographs please contact the gallery by telephone at (212) 633-6555 or fax at (212) 367-9502 or email Find more information on this exhibition or any of our artists at