16/02/2023 - 01/04/2023
Contemporary - Painting
Tomas Harker - Multiple Choice Fairytale Ending
The Sunday Painter presents Tomas Harker's solo exhibition Multiple Choice Fairytale Ending. An essay by Allan Gardner accompanies the exhibition.
'What if the fabric of reality were Cashmere? Or some kind of fine silk? Something that needs to be hand-washed with care, allowed to air dry outside of direct sunlight lest it should bleach and wear and fall to pieces, destabilising life as we know it forever. How do we feel living under the supposition that the fabric of reality is in fact very thin?
As an artist, Tomas Harker has built a practice of tugging at that fabric. In the metaphysical game of good cop-bad cop, Harker adopts the position of neither - he is the tacit observer, draped in reality’s rich fabric, combing over the surface and stretching it at the points it wears most thin, cataloguing frays and tears in an ever-evolving series of paintings stacked with metaphors, easter eggs and a duplicitous wit worthy of the cerebral paintings he creates.
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