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Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art Presents ‘Tom Crowther’

May 23 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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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 LinesOil on canvas, 72″ X 55.5″, 2017

Opening Reception, Friday, April 13, 2018 from 6-8 PM.


Gertrude Herbert Institute of Art
506 Telfair St.
Augusta, GA 30901 United States
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