My artwork references the human condition—the fact that we alter the surface of the planet in both strange and beautiful ways.
I had the opportunity to view Catherine Wagner’s exhibit, Archaeology in Reverse, at the Mills College Art Museum. The show was brilliant. Utilizing both the interior and exterior space of the gallery, Wagner deconstructed the bones and the living history of the museum through photography and aperture installations.
I received my Master of Fine Arts—Intermedia from Mills College in 1973, and it was great to be back on campus. As Wagner's exhibit intended, the walls were indeed talking! So many wonderful memories of being immersed in the Mills creative community and studying with legends like composer, Robert Ashley. Here are a few snaps, past and present.
Click here to view more of my early installation and performance work, including some additional pieces I did at Mills.
Thanks to everyone who attended the reception for the Altered Landscapes exhibit at the MPC Gallery on the 18th. It was a great turn out and the gallery team did a wonderful job hosting the event. It's a thrill to have the extra floor space to do a full installation of my piece, The First Four Attempts to Deconstruct Jolley Jack's Dream.
The show runs through October 31st. If you're in the Monterey area, please stop by.
The MPC Gallery in Monterey, CA initiates art exhibits that focus on contemporary issues which fosters critical discussion. Their new exhibit, “Altered Landscapes”, invites viewers to examine how humanity impacts and shapes our environment through the artwork of Tom Gehrig and T.C. Moore.
In addition to a large collection of Tom Gehrig's paintings, an installation of his interactive sculpture, "The First of Four Attempts to Deconstruct Jolley Jack's Dream", will be showcased.
The show opens October 1 and runs through October 31. The opening reception on October 18th is open to the public and guests will have the opportunity to hear Gehrig speak about his body of work and preview works for sale.
Click here for more details on the show, including Gehrig's work that will be on display at the gallery.
Tom Gehrig's piece, "Reconnoitering Confusion Hill" is included in the upcoming exhibit,
"After Nature", at Art Works Downtown in San Rafael, California.
The theme for the exhibition was inspired by conversations about the blurring of the line between what we consider natural, and what we consider unnatural. At this time in history we're at a point where nature is inseparable from human influence–we have entered the geographic footprint and forever changed ecosystems, the landscape and the climate–leaving the nonhuman life of the planet to respond and adapt, or perish. This is where the line begins to blur.
April 20–June 1, 2018
Reception: May 11 • 5–8pm
Hours: Tuesday - Saturday, 10am-5pm
"Reconnoitering Confusion Hill", 14" x 56" ©Tom Gehrig
San Francisco Bay Area professional artist.