Karen Tompkins "Speed of Light"
An exhibition of recent oil paintings by the talented artist, Karen Tompkins. The new series explores the underlying architecture of the cosmos with its' vast scale and infinite patterns. "An awe of nature and the Universe moves me to investigate the lumionus objects whose light fills the night sky", says Tompkins. Her work references the 110 luminous objects of deep space catalgoued by astronomer, Charles Messier as the subjects of her series. "We are all made of the "star stuff" that composes the Universe and binds us to the estatic pulse of nature. These works reflect the complexity of an infinite cosmos in which everything is connected," says Tompkins. With "Speed of Light", Tompkins depicts the Universe from the micro to the macro scale in an intricate play of light and form. Tompkins has participated in over 40 solo and group exhibitions during the course of her lengthy career. She studied drawing and painting at the Academy of Fine Art in Rome and at the Pratt Institute Graduate School in Brooklyn, New York. Her work is incuded in numerous private, corporate and museum collections.
- Elizabeth Stallman
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