Guttenberg Arts Gallery is pleased to present “New Prints”, a solo exhibition of works by Austin Thomas, currently an Artist in Residence, on view June 6 through July 3, 2016.
Thomas’s current work for “New Prints” focuses on a show of delicate prints, exploring patterns and the possibility of an idea. Nearly all of them created while in residence at Guttenberg Arts. Pinned to the wall, her prints like her drawings, manifest Thomas’ continued dedication both to the stenciled form and to the independent life of paper. Here various types of stationery and other papers commingle with dots, rectangles, triangles, stripes and voids. Her carefully attenuated placement asks that we look at each piece on its own terms for what it is. Thomas suggests a subtler world, rich with nuance and precision, with enough room to insert our own narratives. This new print work is for aesthetic enjoyment and intellectual contemplation.
Austin Thomas is an artist, curator and community builder. Her work has been exhibited at The Drawing Center, Murray Guy, The Sculpture Center, Art in General and at White columns and internationally in Singapore, Australia, and Hungary and at the Kunsthalle Exnergasse in Vienna. From 2007 to 2014, she directed the influential Pocket Utopia gallery.She is a graduate of NYU and is represented by Undercurrent Projects located in the East Village. In the Summer of 2016 her permanent public sculpture for a new park in Brooklyn will be unveiled. She has also done public commissions for the Public Art Fund and Grinnell College. Thomas's work is featured in the book titled "Living and Sustaining a Creative Life: Essays by 40 Working Artists” edited by Sharon Louden.