Works by Tom Dimond
Event Types: Visual Arts
Aug 21, 2023 9:00 AM — Sep 15, 2023 2:00 PM
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Department of Visual Arts, Greenville Technical College
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Tom Dimond has painted through five innovative and diverse decades of art. He has embraced many of these innovations but only as a spark to fuel his own unique ideas. Beginning in the 70’s he painted stylized patterns of circles on shaped canvases in flat, primary colors. These precision paintings evolved into circles as a substratum for found objects or comic images. His Continuum evolved from precise geometric circles to circular shapes and swirling lines that move even deeper into the painted surface. Circles as structure remain across the Continuum even with the addition of collage, layering of colors and mediums combined with the building of textures.
Eventually his constructed images allow him to scrape and gouge into them mining earlier bits of images or color or texture. The result is that his completed works reveal a Continuum of time, a maturity of exploration. Tom comments, “Not unlike the layering of advertisements and bulletins on billboards and urban walls, these works are meant to conceal and reveal images in a chance arrangement of color and shapes. The works themselves are metaphors for the process of memory and experience.” Continuum as an exhibition affords the opportunity to witness and follow Tom Dimond’s studio practice through the decades and appreciate his past and continued dedication to his studio.
Tom’s painting continues slowly over time as he describes, “My approach to painting is based on a need to establish a communication between my inner consciousness and the primary elements of art. I feel that my paintings represent a synthesis between certain aspects of the visual environment and the intellectual and emotional responses encountered in the creative process of painting itself.”
Tom Dimond was Director of Lee Gallery Clemson University from 1973-1988 and then professor of painting until 2006. He received a BFA from the Massachusetts College of Art and a MFA from the University of Tennessee. Tom currently lives and maintains an active studio in Pendleton. He has exhibited his work nationally and throughout the southeast. He is represented in the collections of the Asheville Art Museum and the Greenville County Museum of Art as well as a number of private collections.