Instinctual connections pull us toward conclusions. The work in this exhibition involves curiosity, reaction, and natural repetition. It is an abstract conversation in the absence of color.
Paintings by Tom Hlas, drawings by Trish Thompson, and an installation by Wendy Wolf.
About Tom Hlas
Born in rural Iowa, Tom grew up the eighth of ten siblings. To pursue graduate studies, he moved to Washington, DC and then later to Miami, Florida. He now lives in Philadelphia. Early in his art career, he studied art at the Montgomery Community College in Rockville, Maryland. His diverse educational experiences, from a Bachelor degree in Vocal Music and postgraduate studies in theology to work in the areas of marketing, graphic design and art reproduction, have all colored jis artistic work. His art has been exhibited in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, Virginia, Florida, and Pennsylvania. Tom's paintings are in private collections around the country.
About Trish Thompson
Trish's work involves film, photography, painting and drawing, combining all to achieve different outcomes inspired by curiosity and experimentation. She studied at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts, with scholarship to study painting, 1971–74 and at Philadelphia College of Art, 1970. Her work has been shown at American Academy in Rome, 2003, Exhibit 231 gallery, Philadelphia, 2004, and The Gallery at The Mills, Philadelphia, 2005
About Wendy Wolf
Wendy creates obsessive repetitive artwork inspired by language and leaves. She was born in New York State, received her BFA in Printmaking from Alfred University, and moved to Philadelphia in 2003 to complete her MFA in Printmaking from Tyler School of Art, Temple University. Utilizing processes she developed for herself in printmaking, Wendy has focused on painting and works from paper since 2005. She has exhibited her work nationally, notably at the International Print Center NY, the Sam Quinn Gallery in Philadelphia, the Center for Emerging Visual Artists in Philadelphia, Philadelphia’s Art in the Open 2011, and a solo show at the George School in Newtown, PA. She has also been exhibiting throughout Glasgow, Scotland with the Polka-Dot Punks Collective. Wendy has also traveled around the US to complete on-site installations, including Philadelphia’s Art in the Open, and Frank Lloyd Wright’s School of Architecture at Taliesin and Taliesin West. She currently is active in Philadelphia artists groups, the Philadelphia Salon, RAW-Natural born Artists, and the Northwest Artists Collective. She currently has an installation of cut leaves “Redbud at the Rotunda” on view in the windows of the Rotunda at 45th and Spruce.