EXHIBIT: “Tom Stanley: Painting and Drawing and Discovering a Practice”
September 22 @ 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
An event every week that begins at 9:00 am on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, repeating until October 3, 2023
The Sarah Moody Gallery of Art is pleased to present the exhibition, Tom Stanley: Painting and Drawing and Discovering a Practice, from August 31 to October 3, 2023. There will be an artist lecture on Tuesday, October 3, at 4:30 p.m. in Gorgas Library’s Yellowhammer Room (second floor), and a closing reception following the lecture from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m., directly across the street in the gallery.
This exhibition is an examination of the artist’s studio practice. Stanley writes, “Over the years my work has moved back and forth between representational, or symbolic imagery, to the abstract; between color and a limited palette. If there has been any common thread it might be a process reliant on mechanical drawing, a graphic tool and technique I closely identified with during high school.” Stanley works in series with limitations of size, color and imagery and uses recurring shapes such as triangles and figurative elements of houses and boats. Typical media are acrylic on canvas and on paper. Although using common graphic strategies like mechanical drawing, silhouette, and sgraffito, his painting relies on evolving techniques that he has discovered in the process of making.