My artwork references the human condition—the fact that we alter the surface of the planet in both strange and beautiful ways.
It's been nearly 50 years since I've performed, The Unexpected Always Happens, an ongoing mixed media work started in 1972. It was first performed at the Museum of Conceptual Art in San Francisco (Tom Marioni's place) and then at the Mills College Concert Hall as part of "works in progress" by music and art graduate students. I have kept adding to the piece over the years, as it informs the paintings that I do. On Sunday, July 28, 2021, I was thrilled to perform a segment from this work at the O'Hanlon Center for the Arts in Mill Valley, CA during their Sunday evening Salon. I was accompanied by Kenny Blacklock on violin.
The live performance was an extension of my piece, The Unexpected Always Happens: Black Crowned Night Heron at Five Brooks Pond, which is featured in the exhibit, LOCAL INSPIRATIONS, at the O'Hanlon Center of the Arts. The show was curated by Natasha Boas Ph.D. and features the work by artists in the Greater San Francisco Bay Area. The exhibit runs through August 13, 2021. CLICK HERE for more information about the show.
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 fine art