Recent sculptures, by Thomas J Price, revealed the artists preoccupation with the body and face and all its subtle gestures; the ability to suggest a state of mind without words, with just a flicker of an eye or the clenching of fists.
These are not portraits of specific people but compositions drawn from many sources, including magazines and press cuttings, and allude to the way the head is presented in historic sculpture.
Turning the tables on the way Western culture has responded to other traditions, as ‘exotic’ or ‘tribal’, Price, himself from a mixed Jamaican/English heritage, uses the form of the classical sculpture on a plinth to present works that are both traditional in form and material, while being progressive in their cultural reference.
4 July to 1 November 2015
Watercolour Rooms I & II
Thomas J Price