John Torreano, has been exhibited in many galleries across the country. Known for using yams and other unsual material to create cosmologies, he has challenge such mordenist dogma as existentialism with theory and imagery related to astronomy. His approach to meaning captures a multitude of perspectives, as he would says "there are many stars, and many god."
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Japanese Modern Art
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@ VOL 92
ON MAY 30, 2012
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@ VOL 17
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