Entropy & Reclamation: The Art of Tom Watson III
February 2 – 28, 2011
Glen Helen Atrium Gallery is showing “Entropy & Reclamation: The Art of Tom Watson III” from February 2 – 28, 2011. The public is invited to meet the artist at the opening reception on Friday, February 18th from 5:30 – 8:00 pm.
The Gallery is located in the Glen Helen Building at 405 Corry Street in Yellow Springs. Show hours are 9:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday and 10 am to 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays. Admission is free. Artwork will be available for purchase.
The exhibit showcases Watson’s work over the last few years and includes part of his screenprint/mixed media series, Stem/ReAssemblage. Looking at Watson’s brilliant, expressive assemblages you might never realize that they were born of a tragic event. In 2005, Watson suffered a massive brain stem stroke that left him seriously disabled. It was his passion for art that saved him. “While relearning how to write and regaining my fine motor skills, my artwork became a cathartic outlet to help me deal with the emotional turmoil and depression resultant from such a traumatic and life-changing experience.”
Watson’s recent work reflects outwardly the internal transformation that occurred during his physical recovery. While his mind learned to reconnect broken synapses, Watson destroyed and reassembled materials salvaged from earlier silkscreen projects to create a new body of art with a cohesive design.
In the cold, gray days of February this show is a welcome celebration of physical and creative rebirth.
For more information call the Glen Helen Ecology Institute at 937.769.1902 or visit www.glenhelen.org.