Inner Sanctums, Urban Medals and Other Short Subjects Woodcuts
Paintings & Drawings by Thom Shaw
DateJune 8 - Sep 1, 2001
VenueWeston Art Gallery
The Cincinnati Arts Association’s Weston Art Gallery in the Aronoff Center for the Arts announces three new exhibitions: Cartographic Exhaustion, a new series of paintings by Cincinnati artist Charles Grund reflecting the paradoxes inherent in our motor-driven society; Inner Sanctums, Urban Medals and Other Short Subjects, a provocative body of work by Thom Shaw investigating social and political challenges within the African-American community; and Nuts Society T-Shirt Center, a site-specific installation guised as a retail operation by the Thai artist-collective Nuts Society that seeks to integrate art into everyday consumer-based activities.
Thom Shaw, a life-long resident of Cincinnati and Art Academy alumnus has established himself as a highly regarded artist with exceptional talent and prolific production. His exquisitely executed woodcuts, paintings and drawings scrutinize difficult political and social issues and challenge complacent attitudes.
Inner Sanctums, Urban Medals and other Short Subjects continues this provocative in-vestigation with the artist focusing on difficult social and political issues within the African-American community. Shaw furthers this examination by focusing inward in a series of self-portraits in a poignant self-examination that seeks to exorcise personal demons.