By Michael O’Sullivan
Friday, May 2, 2014
Ben Tolman’s drawings have always been dense with narrative. In his latest works, 40 of which go on view Saturday at the Fridge, the artist loosens up a bit, opening some space in his pictures. His previous works have been known for their crowded, Hieronymus Bosch--like detail.
Titled “Fiction,” the new show explores the slipperiness of observable truth, with works that are surreal, cinematic and mythic. The show opens with a public reception on Saturday from 7 to 11 p.m., with musical accompaniment by Washington band Bellflur.