Tom Scase – New Horizons

Highgate Gallery
11 South Grove
N6 6BS
Event time
Tues-Fri 1-5pm, Sat 11am-4pm, Sun 11am-5pm; closed Mon.
7 May 2021 - 20 May 2021
Next event: 19 May 2021
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After two postponements due to Covid restrictions, Highgate Gallery is delighted to be able to show Tom Scase’s vibrant works, including new paintings done in recent lockdowns.  There is also an opportunity to view some work from his Virtual Show in the physical Gallery space.

Despite their joyful presentation, a darkly sinister undertone lingers beneath the playful surface marks in these paintings, creating strange landscapes where cloned sheep, menacing bees and warplanes are juxtaposed with abstract forms. Materials used include paints, collage, ink, varnishes and natural substances such as tree bark and mud from Hampstead Heath.

Horizons, which are a preoccupation in many of the works, become a metaphor for ambition, for the future, for what lies beyond, the limitless limit…and when we look at them further, our perception of space – as well as our relationship with nature – is called into question.  Even Scase’s humour has an edge of danger, and we are constantly challenged about what reality it is we are facing.

Tom Scase is a Suffolk-born artist who has lived in Highgate for many years. He won first prize with the New Contemporaries and Europa Prize, Belgium, and has exhibited widely including at the Sainsbury Centre, Norwich, Sandnes, Norway (with Derek Jarman), Southampton University, and at South Hill Park Arts Centre (Arts Council), the Cello Factory, the ICA and the RCA in London.  He is a member of the London Group, originally founded in 1913 by 32 artists including David Bomberg and Jacob Epstein.

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