March 22 –April 28, 2017
Opening Reception: Wednesday, March 22, 5:30 - 7:30
Andrea Schwartz Gallery is pleased to announce the third exhibition of Tom Bolles entitled Reverence.
“What always attracts me in art by others, and what I attempt to achieve in my own art, is an indefinable and elusive balance between color, light, and surface”. – Tom Bolles
Tom Bolles’ current body of work is an amalgamation of inspirations he gained from recent travels both abroad and at home, as well as themes he has been working on throughout his practice. As with his previous work, each work acknowledges our digital era by virtue of initially being designed on a computer using 0’s and 1’s. He continues to employ stripes, bold or fine, straight or curved. The approach and the materials of Bolles’ is a result of his seeing, and absorbing art and architecture in Rome, Florence, New York, Los Angeles, and San Francisco over the last 18 months. Many of his current pieces are a mixture of varied styles from Op Art of the 1960’s to utilizing a tondo format from the Renaissance.
All artists, architects, and musicians borrow ideas from their peers, consciously, or unconsciously. At this moment, Bolles is doing so consciously. He titled the exhibition “Reverence” because he would like to honor the works of art by masters as diverse as Sandro Botticelli and Robert Irwin.