Visual Arts, City Picks

South Carolina painter Tom Stanley "Road To Nowhere"

When: Sat., Feb. 20, 3-5 p.m. 2016

Head to the George Gallery for an eyeful of industrial design when artist Tom Stanley talks about his newest series, Road to Nowhere. His images, featuring deep contrasts between both shades of black and white and bright colors, are created by sgraffito, the practice of drawing into wet paint. If the title of the series sounds familiar to any Talking Heads fans, it’s because the works were inspired by Talking Heads singer David Byrne’s song of the same name. Stanley says that the pieces were influenced by the song’s “joyful look at doom.” This isn’t Stanley’s first foray into musical inspiration, either. His artist’s bio says that he began exploring painted impressions of familiar musical forms back in 1960. Rock on, man.

Connelly Hardaway

Price: Free to attend


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