Meet Tom Fath, Featured Artist for Hundred Days and ArtsWalk
Tom Fath’s exhibit will be open to the public during ArtsWalk: 4/28 and 4/29, from 6 – 10 pm on Friday 4/28, and 12 – 6 pm on Saturday 4/29.
On Thursday May 4, 5:30 – 6:30pm, Harlequin will hold an Artist’s Reception to welcome Tom Fath to the State Theater. This event is free and open to the public. Light refreshments will be served.
“I paint because I have a burning desire to celebrate the human condition, particularly mine, which at times can be very dark and other times a palette of color which is expressed by the influences of nature, social connectivity, and the politics of human rights. There is no other art except art!” – Tom Fath
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Tom Fath’s work includes ribbon installations on wood found in old barns and paintings on canvas. The images he employs arrive totemic, two-dimensional interpretations of urban culture and natural themes. Pieces of a puzzle that when finished, makes statements about our culture and nature. His narrative registers the relevance and the power of redemption and reclamation, as a universal emotional need for our times. The simplicity and symbolism of these images communicate the forces of destruction and resilience, the duality of the human experience, and the constant putting pieces of life together every day. Invoking both the Japanese kintsugi and wabi-sabi concepts, the damage and repair, the beauty and decay, the acceptance of flaws and the non-attachment to perfecting experience, are manifested in all his works.
Kenyon College BA
Pratt Institute MS