Autumn T. Thomas

‘Suite of Subjective Juncture’

 

9/11/17 – 10/13/17

 

Opening Reception

Friday September 22nd 2017.

5.00-7.00pm

All welcome

 

SCCC Gallery ‘C’ building

1 College Hill Road.

Newton, NJ 07860.

973 300 2100/2144

www.sussex.edu

 

 

Sussex County Community College Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of contemporary art by Autumn T Thomas.  Her work explores a range of social commentary and diversity politics that reflect on the role of subjective experience and diversity politics within contemporary society, culture and life.

 

Autumn creates new forms and imagery through the marriage of two contrasting materials, handmade paper and forged metals. The materials become a metaphor for the Black body, speaking to vulnerability and tenacity, respectively. In her work, the artist attempts to challenge common perceptions and generate a dialogue in order to challenge misconceptions that can lead to racial bias. Her prints, artists' books, and installations reference trompe l'oeil - a French term meaning "deceive the eye", under the auspices of finding a common entry point into the difficult conversation about race relations.

 

Autumn T. Thomas (b. 1978, Mansfield, OH), lives and works in Philadelphia, PA. She creates artist's books and interdisciplinary prints that take a critical view of cultural, social, and political issues. She is currently a resident artist fellow at Peter's Valley School of Craft in Layton, New Jersey. A veteran of the US Air Force, Autumn received a BFA in Visual Communication from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago and is a recent graduate from The University of the Arts’ Book Arts + Printmaking MFA Program in Philadelphia.

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