Private View: Tom Hammick - Lunar Voyage
15 March, 6:00 – 8:00pm
Tom Hammick, Living Room, 2017, reduction woodcut
British painter and printmaker Tom Hammick has described landscape in his work as a metaphor to explore an “imaginary and mythological dreamscape.” Drawing from a wide range of sources, from Japanese woodblock prints to Northern European Romantic painting, utopian Modernism and contemporary cinema, Hammick’s depictions of isolated human dwellings grounded in uncanny dreamlike settings summon the uneasy atmosphere of a psychologically-charged thriller, or a dystopian suburban nightmare.
In the present exhibition of woodcuts, shown in its entirety for the first time in the UK, Hammick conjures a metaphorical journey to outer space, weaving interstellar dreams and earthly relationships. A suite of seventeen images traces the cyclical path of his protagonist, an archetypal artist or poet, who leaves life on earth in pursuit of freedom and isolation on the moon - only to be haunted by memories of those he has left behind.
Please join us for the Private View of Tom Hammick's Lunar Voyage at Flowers Gallery, 82 Kingsland Road, London E2 8DP on Thursday 15 March 6-8pm
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