July 17, 2014
I’ll be adding 12 Diamond Tipped Pencil Scribes to the @h_j_g_s store starting tomorrow. As a specialty item, 6 of the scribes are engraved with “GOOD GRIEF” in honor of my show which is still open up at the same space 238 Wilson Ave. @99_cent_plus throughout the weekend. Go check out #GoodGrief open this Friday-Sunday 1-6pm. Get them while they last! 6 brass, 6 steel!
#NYCMakers #madbiennial #tommycoleman #handjobgallerystore  (at HANDJOB Gallery // Store)

I’ll be adding 12 Diamond Tipped Pencil Scribes to the @h_j_g_s store starting tomorrow. As a specialty item, 6 of the scribes are engraved with “GOOD GRIEF” in honor of my show which is still open up at the same space 238 Wilson Ave. @99_cent_plus throughout the weekend. Go check out #GoodGrief open this Friday-Sunday 1-6pm. Get them while they last! 6 brass, 6 steel!
#NYCMakers #madbiennial #tommycoleman #handjobgallerystore (at HANDJOB Gallery // Store)

July 11, 2014

My book “ALL DAY”, a collection of drawings produced over the course of one day is available for purchase at @99_cent_plus. $15 for 48 full color pages. This edition was produced in a collection of 50, get them while you can. Contact me if you’d like one mailed to you. (at 99¢ Plus)

July 11, 2014
#regram from @rico_gatson, My drawing “Cartoon Graveyard: Back In Black & White” from the #GoodGrief opening last night; stop by the gallery and check out the work.  @99_cent_plus  (at 99¢ Plus)

#regram from @rico_gatson, My drawing “Cartoon Graveyard: Back In Black & White” from the #GoodGrief opening last night; stop by the gallery and check out the work. @99_cent_plus (at 99¢ Plus)

July 11, 2014
Thank you to everyone who came out last night to check out Good Grief, I’m very thankful for all the help and amazing friends who came out to support me. I can’t begin to tell all of you how much it meant to me to be able to answer questions, talk with old friends, meet a lot of new people. Major thanks to everyone for everything. @99_cent_plus @pleasedontfront @davedavey @h_j_g_s @abigail_bennett @coldtoes and everyone else who was there to show support. The exhibit is up for a good week and a half, hit me up if you wanna check it out! (at 99¢ Plus)

Thank you to everyone who came out last night to check out Good Grief, I’m very thankful for all the help and amazing friends who came out to support me. I can’t begin to tell all of you how much it meant to me to be able to answer questions, talk with old friends, meet a lot of new people. Major thanks to everyone for everything. @99_cent_plus @pleasedontfront @davedavey @h_j_g_s @abigail_bennett @coldtoes and everyone else who was there to show support. The exhibit is up for a good week and a half, hit me up if you wanna check it out! (at 99¢ Plus)

July 9, 2014
#GoodGrief opens tomorrow night at @99_cent_plus at 238 Wilson Ave.  7-10 pm stop by to see some of what has been keeping me busy. I’d love to see y’all. #tommycoleman #nycmakers

#GoodGrief opens tomorrow night at @99_cent_plus at 238 Wilson Ave. 7-10 pm stop by to see some of what has been keeping me busy. I’d love to see y’all. #tommycoleman #nycmakers

July 8, 2014
FRIENDS, please help #savecooperunion by funding #TheCommitteeToSaveCooperUnion legal fund. Please #repost this, tag friends and family, and spread the word. The fund is currently at 88% with only 4 days left.     Please visit  https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/committee-to-save-cooper-union-legal-fund  #cooperunion #petercooper

FRIENDS, please help #savecooperunion by funding #TheCommitteeToSaveCooperUnion legal fund. Please #repost this, tag friends and family, and spread the word. The fund is currently at 88% with only 4 days left. Please visit https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/committee-to-save-cooper-union-legal-fund #cooperunion #petercooper

July 6, 2014
A drawing sneak peek of the #GoodGrief, opening up this Thursday, July 10th at @99_cent_plus gallery. #please #tommycoleman  (at 99 Cent Plus)

A drawing sneak peek of the #GoodGrief, opening up this Thursday, July 10th at @99_cent_plus gallery. #please #tommycoleman (at 99 Cent Plus)

July 3, 2014
Spread the news: I’m honored to be 99¢ Plus Gallery’s first solo showing artist opening on July 10th. Tell all your friends, come have a good time.
Read the statement below.Good Grief, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Tommy Coleman, exhibits works created in many mediums, all focusing on the precise moment when the artist— frustrated, confused, and exasperated—is forced to abandon the fear of a failure and submit themselves wholly to their practice. “Good Grief”, a turn of phrase most associated with Charlie Brown’s animated experience with this precise moment of vexation, is playfully re-imagined by Coleman throughout this exhibition. The featured pieces are seeking to capture the constant battle between the artist’s persona and artist’s hand—a battle made even more acute by the tide of networking, social media, and instant (and often fleeting) fame and a battle that is equal parts reality and surreal. The grief of art making, a constant in the life of every maker, is turned good by viewing this loss of control into a new possibility to reconstruct that moment and create a way forward without a fear of failure or ego. Coleman is enthralled by finding the affect in occurrences; seeking humor in grief, hope in failure, and illustrates this by re-imaging the moments, tools, and tableaus many makers experience during these instances by activating his own hands to create positive space from negative thinking.

Spread the news: I’m honored to be 99¢ Plus Gallery’s first solo showing artist opening on July 10th. Tell all your friends, come have a good time.

Read the statement below.

Good Grief, a solo exhibition featuring new works by Tommy Coleman, exhibits works created in many mediums, all focusing on the precise moment when the artist— frustrated, confused, and exasperated—is forced to abandon the fear of a failure and submit themselves wholly to their practice. “Good Grief”, a turn of phrase most associated with Charlie Brown’s animated experience with this precise moment of vexation, is playfully re-imagined by Coleman throughout this exhibition. The featured pieces are seeking to capture the constant battle between the artist’s persona and artist’s hand—a battle made even more acute by the tide of networking, social media, and instant (and often fleeting) fame and a battle that is equal parts reality and surreal. The grief of art making, a constant in the life of every maker, is turned good by viewing this loss of control into a new possibility to reconstruct that moment and create a way forward without a fear of failure or ego. Coleman is enthralled by finding the affect in occurrences; seeking humor in grief, hope in failure, and illustrates this by re-imaging the moments, tools, and tableaus many makers experience during these instances by activating his own hands to create positive space from negative thinking.

July 1, 2014
Thanks to everyone who made last night possible, and major thanks to those of you who were there for the support. The #NYCMakers show is open until October @madmuseum, check it out. Major thanks to @jyuzna @abigail_bennett @crashingwavy @carolinewoolard @scottgoopman @h_j_g_s @_nancy_lupo_  and many others. Check out the #MADBiennial. (at Mad (Museum Of Art & Design) Delphine Diallo @ Hybrid Show)

Thanks to everyone who made last night possible, and major thanks to those of you who were there for the support. The #NYCMakers show is open until October @madmuseum, check it out. Major thanks to @jyuzna @abigail_bennett @crashingwavy @carolinewoolard @scottgoopman @h_j_g_s @_nancy_lupo_ and many others. Check out the #MADBiennial. (at Mad (Museum Of Art & Design) Delphine Diallo @ Hybrid Show)

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June 27, 2014

Another quick sneak peek of my “Sharp Writer” project being shown in this Summer’s #MADBiennial. I’ll have 4 projects being presented at @madmuseum starting July 1st. Come check out #NYCMakers #TommyColeman #handmadetools #sculpture #officesupplies #tattoomachine #sharpwriter major thanks to @jyuzna for the support. (at Cooper Union 4th Floor Shop)