I'm excited to announce an upcoming exhibit of my latest paintings at the Mill Valley Public Library for the month of November 2018. Please join us at the Reception which will be held during the Mill Valley First Tuesday ART WALK on November 6th from 5:30 to 7:30 PM! We'd enjoy seeing you there!
Mill Valley Public Library
375 Throckmorton Avenue, Mill Valley, CA
“Running From Crazy”
Paintings by Tom Silver, November 2018
“We are living in pure, undiluted insanity”
To me, this is a perfect description of our currnet reality. Everything seems to be out of order: politics, religion, the economy. When people disagree, it’s difficult to even have a rational discussion. I wake up every morning wondering “What happened last night?” “What will happen today?” It seems thast each day has something more crazy than the last. I think a lot of people feel this way: Unsettled, uneasy and CRAZY!
My new paintings represent various aspect of this new reality. The imagery of graphic novels and comic books have been a major influence. While the images in my painting may be almost comic, they express very serious subjects. I want the painting to be hard to look at yet draw the viewer into their stories.
I first studied painting with Joan Brown at the San Francisco Art Institute, but in my art career I have focused on sculpture, drawing and performance art. I received my MFA in Sculpture and Design from the University of Kansas. Recently I began painting in my Mill Valley studio.