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Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Presents ‘Tom Crowther’
May 17 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
An event every day that begins at 8:00am, repeating until May 25, 2018
Tom Crowther, MAIN GALLERY, April 13 – May 25, 2018
BE CAREFUL OF THE ANTS: Reinvention and the ART of Plodding Alongis an exhibition of paintings and drawings spanning a variety of subjects, but it is predominately rooted in psychology of the self.
“Be careful of the ants daddy” is simply something my 3-year-old daughter shouts to me from the front door every morning while I am packing the car to take her to school, but it has become a phrase that stands for much more. As long as I can remember, I have suffered from social anxiety, depression and panic attacks on a daily basis; I refer to these as the ANTS. While I deal with these ants every day, some days are worse than others, and the ants take over. Although my daughter’s sweet little phrase is referring to a time when she was bitten by an ant, and she is genuinely looking out for me, it has become a metaphor for dealing with these struggles. The parent–a strong, heroic protector vs. Ants–vulnerability, fear, and helplessness.
Image: Southern Winter Scene: Geometric Lines, Oil on canvas, 72″ X 55.5″, 2017
Opening Reception, Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6-8 PM.