Tom Stanley: Layers: On-Site Installation, 02 June – 30 August, 2018, Chapel of House Museum Abel Salazar, University of Porto, Portugal.
This on-site installation used paint, plates and a shelf as a starting point. I employed the technique of sgraffito, or drawing into wet paint, because it requires an immediate physical and visual response. The working process since my arrival in Porto has been informed by actually working in the museum Chapel and developing a conversation with what Abel Salazar (1889 -1946) had done here. Little of the earlier Chapel has been changed as these new elements have been added. Blue paint was selected to honor the dominant color in traditional Portuguese tile making. I painted the plates in the Chapel with the outside door open for ventilation. Abel Salazar also made the five copper plates displayed in the Chapel with the outside door open. I hope he was watching what has happened anew, that life and art making continue here. I wish to thank Casa-Museu Abel Salazar and its staff for this opportunity. I also wish to thank the Luso-American Foundation for their support of this project. – Tom Stanley, June 2018
Elizabeth O'Neill Verner Award
Visiting Artist at Gibbes Museum of Art
Tom will be in residence at the Gibbes Museum of Art in Charleston, South Carolina, February 28-April 6, 2018. Public access hours to his studio (with the exception of March 7 and 8) are: Wednesdays, 5–8 p.m. | Thursdays, 10 a.m.–1 p.m. | Saturdays, 10 a.m.–2 p.m. Read more about it at the Gibbes Blog.
Luncheon Lecture: Tuesday, March 13, 12 p.m.
Gallery Talk: Wednesday, March 14, 5:30 p.m.
Selected Essays & Reviews
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