tom richard : danger, danger
'FIRST WEDNESDAY' OPENING: 2/7, 7 - 11 P.M.
ARTICULATE ARTIST TALK: SUNDAY, 2/11 AT 4 P.M.
Tom Richard's latest BRG exhibition, Danger, Danger, sees the artist continue to play with issues of history, identity, and spontaneity. While most recently working with imagery of bacteria, viruses, and germs, he calls back to historical references while introducing fun to the process through spontaneous marks. As Richard puts it, "My intent is to combine grand themes from art with the sometimes playful, sometimes scary, sometimes perplexing impulses that form individual and communal experience of identity and history.
A BRG artist member since 2007, Tom Richard received his BFA from Louisiana State University and an MFA from The University at Albany, SUNY. He has exhibited his paintings in various locations, including solo and group exhibitions in New York City, San Francisco, New Orleans, Chicago and Little Rock. Richard has been chosen by jurors around the country for special recognition in national and regional exhibitions, and recently had solo exhibitions at the Arkansas Arts Center in Little Rock, AR and the Laredo Center for the Arts in Laredo, TX.
Richard currently lives in Monticello, Arkansas where he is a Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas.
This exhibition is presented alongside the latest works from Charles Barbier, Paul Dean, and Clark Derbes. It will be open to the public, free of charge, during normal gallery hours (12 - 6 p.m.) February 4 - March 1, 2018.