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Tom Stephens - Paintings 2005-2014
Through August 21, 2015. Closing Reception, August 21, 5-7 pm.
Summer Hours: 9:00 am - 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. CLOSED Saturday and Sunday.
Image: Tom Stephens. Coat of Many Colors #66, 2014. Oil and acrylic on canvas. 11 x 11 inches
This exhibition includes ten paintings from the last decade that manifest Ringling College Alumnus Tom Stephens’ dedication as an artist to the consistent exploration of the studio practice of painting. Stephens’ paintings are densely textured composites of layers of ideas. He has an uncanny understanding of ambient light, nautical perspective and natural phenomenon. His affinity for the sea and landscape allow him to communicate sentient impressions of the natural flora and the environment of Florida.
Although his references may be specific his canvases are open ended experiences for the viewer. Everyone is encouraged to join Stephens’ journey into a physical and mysterious world of paint and pigment. Stephens is unafraid of color. His palette is bold. Realistic and fantastic color combinations provide an unlimited variety of possibilities for him to realize his concept. The voyage of discovery in his work is only limited by time and one’s imagination.
-Mark Ormond, Curator, Ringling College Galleries
The Patricia Thompson Gallery is located in the Keating Center and features the work of Ringling College of Art + Design alumni.
Summer Gallery Hours: 9am - 4pm, Monday through Friday. CLOSED Saturday and Sunday.
Norine Zapata, Class of 1974, Recent paintings August 9 through September 29, 2009
Craig Rubadoux, Class of 1959, - Paintings May 28 through August 8, 2009
Cindy Mason, Class of 2003, - recent paintings April 10 through May 27, 2009
William Hartman, Class of 1949, - paintings April 2008 through April 8, 2009
John Hardy - Paintings