115 BROADWAY, NEWBURGH, NY12550
MARCH 17 - APRIL 8, 2017
Opening reception: Friday, March 17, 5-8 PM
NBLS Newburgh Last Saturday: March 25, 4-7PM
Gallery Hours: Friday/Saturday 10am- 1pm and by appointment
SPACE CREATE is pleased to present Judy Thomas’ new painting series MAPPING, in the main gallery at 115 Broadway, Newburgh, NY. In this exhibition, Thomas shows lyrical works that explore the formal elements of color, line and form, revisiting 20th century abstraction through a 21st century lens. Underlying the playful nature of Thomas’ new paintings is an investigation into broader concepts of chaos and chance.
The inspiration for this series comes from the 1983 film Koyaanisqatsi, which in the Hopi language means life out of balance. The film is a juxtaposition of images and music by Phillip Glass, and describes the history ofmans impact on the planet and the end with the ancient prophecies of the end of the world. Thomas begins each painting with her own version of the surrealist technique automatism which has informed her work for decades. As each painting develops, Thomas imparts a formal eye to the original marks and shapes, moving lines and forms to better serve the composition. It's playing with mapping as a construct, framing time, relationships, even identities. It's exploring how we all chart our lives.
Judy Thomas contact info • firstname.lastname@example.org • www.judythomas.com