Thomas Swanston Solo Exhibtion at Thornwood Gallery

May 19, 2018 - Jun 20, 2018

Thomas Swanston Solo Exhibtion at Thornwood Gallery

"Here To There" at Thornwood Gallery in Houston, TX

Thomas Swanston’s paintings consider the visual and spiritual beauty and one’s surroundings. Drawing inspiration from nature, Swanston creates works that explore the multitude of connotations that are inextricably tied to concepts relating to home and migration. Swanston states,   The recurring patterns of Sandhill crane migrations remind us of nature’s ability to renew and revive itself, rhythmically changing, yet remaining stable and consistent through the season. Such is also the human life, changing with each year and each generation.  Like migratory birds, physical and spiritual travelers alike explore new or familiar places, always to return to the one special locale that they call “home.”   Via the use of gilding techniques upon abstract washes of color and light, Swanston creates performance paintings that change and transform with the natural light of a passing day. He brings the beauty of nature into the home and captures the idea that art originates not through personal introspection, but through the contemplation of nature and one’s environment.

 

Thomas Swanston Solo Exhibtion at Thornwood Gallery
"Here To There" at Thornwood Gallery in Houston, TX Thomas Swanston’s paintings consider the visual and spiritual beauty and one’s surroundings. Drawing inspiration from nature, Swanston creates works that explore the multitude of connotations that are inextricably tied to concepts relating to home and migration. Swanston states, The recurring patterns of Sandhill crane migrations remind us of nature’s ability to renew and revive itself, rhythmically changing, yet remaining stable and consistent through the season. Such is also the human life, changing with each year and each generation. Like migratory birds, physical and spiritual travelers alike explore new or familiar places, always to return to the one special locale that they call “home.” Via the use of gilding techniques upon abstract washes of color and light, Swanston creates performance paintings that change and transform with the natural light of a passing day. He brings the beauty of nature into the home and captures the idea that art originates not through personal introspection, but through the contemplation of nature and one’s environment.
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Morning Moon, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Morning Moon, 2018

acrylic, white gold, silver, & palladium on canvas

50 x 77 in

By Ones, By Twos, 2018
Thomas Swanston

By Ones, By Twos, 2018

acrylic, silver, aluminum, palladium, & gold on panel

24 x 72 in

Aransas Rhythm, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Aransas Rhythm, 2018

white gold on linen

40 x 70 in

Wood Buffalo Nesting II, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Wood Buffalo Nesting II, 2018

Gold Silver Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 48 in

This Realm, Half Sky, Half Water, 2018
Thomas Swanston

This Realm, Half Sky, Half Water, 2018

acrylic, moon gold, white gold, & palladium on canvas

54 x 68 in

Sky, Cloud, Gate, Milk, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Sky, Cloud, Gate, Milk, 2018

acrylic, silver, & gold on canvas

40 x 60 in

Guided by the Stars 4, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Guided by the Stars 4, 2018

acrylic, white gold, palladium, & interference glitter on canvas

84 x 48 in

Sunset Glow, 2018
Thomas Swanston

Sunset Glow, 2018

silver on jute

50 x 30 in

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