Tommy May: Emerging Spaces

530 Burns Gallery Exhibition Opening: “Tommy May: One Man Show”

Opening reception: Friday, January 8, 6-9pm

December 8, 2017 – January 5, 2017, 530 Burns Gallery, 530 Burns Ln, Sarasota FL 34236

 

(Sarasota, FL)530 Burns Gallery announces an exciting new exhibition, “Tommy May: Emerging Spaces,” featuring abstracted landscape paintings by young, emerging, and accomplished artist Tommy May. The exhibition’s opening reception is Friday, January 12 from 6 to 9 pm. May will be present at the opening reception, traveling from his studio in Los Angeles.

 

May’s current body of work combines shape, rich color, and movement found within the landscapes from which he takes his inspiration. Martha’s Vineyard, Marfa, Tex., and California represent diverse terrain—crashing waves; roads curving precariously around canyons; mountains and rolling hills —that emerges from May’s memories and camera lens in the creation of each painting. During his studies at Savannah College of Art and Design, May mastered analog photography techniques, which influence his paintings through a keen eye for light and process.

May describes his studio as “a hectic place.” Paint flies across each canvas, informing new shapes and ideas. The upbeat music of artists like Mick Jagger plays loudly throughout the studio creating a dynamic and vibrant work flow reflected in the inherent sense of spontaneity and bold color found within his body of work. May interprets the smaller elements of the landscape as symbols formed from a single line or shape popping off the canvas in pigmented hues.

Known for his tenacity and boundless energy, May is an artist to watch as he continues to show his work throughout the country. 530 Burns Gallery will provide cocktails and light refreshments and music for the opening reception, Friday, January 12 from 6 to 9 pm. 

Molly Lindberg, molly@sedacca.com, Ph: 941-951-0620

530 Burns Gallery, 530 Burns Ln, Sarasota FL 34236

 

 

Wading in the Cove by Tommy May

Tommy May

Wading in the Cove

Acrylic on Canvas

46 x 60 in (116.84 x 152.40 cm)

Sunset Trapper Fish by Tommy May

Tommy May

Sunset Trapper Fish

Acrylic on Canvas

28 x 36 in (71.12 x 91.44 cm)

Lonely Days are Gone by Tommy May

Tommy May

Lonely Days are Gone

Acrylic on Canvas

54 x 64 in (137.16 x 162.56 cm)

Mangrove Boogie by Tommy May

Tommy May

Mangrove Boogie

Acrylic on Canvas

60 x 64 in (152.40 x 162.56 cm)

Dock in the Cove by Tommy May

Tommy May

Dock in the Cove

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

Adrienne by Tommy May

Tommy May

Adrienne

Acrylic on Canvas

24 x 18 in (60.96 x 45.72 cm)

Tuna Canyon by Tommy May

Tommy May

Tuna Canyon

Acrylic on Canvas

45 x 58 in (114.30 x 147.32 cm)

Call It Courage by Tommy May

Tommy May

Call It Courage

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

Morning Cut by Tommy May

Tommy May

Morning Cut

Acrylic on Canvas

30 x 30 in (76.20 x 76.20 cm)

Shapes of Things by Tommy May

Tommy May

Shapes of Things

Acrylic on Canvas

40 x 32 in (101.60 x 81.28 cm)

Ponds Bridge by Tommy May

Tommy May

Ponds Bridge

Acrylic on Canvas

16 x 20 in (40.64 x 50.80 cm)

Bicylers  by Tommy May

Tommy May

Bicylers

Acrylic on Canvas

22 x 18 in (55.88 x 45.72 cm)

The Wave by Tommy May

Tommy May

The Wave

Acrylic on Canvas

44 x 36 in (111.76 x 91.44 cm)

Morning Cast by Tommy May

Tommy May

Morning Cast

Acrylic on Canvas

48 x 64 in (121.92 x 162.56 cm)

Comet Night by Tommy May

Tommy May

Comet Night

Acrylic on Canvas

22 x 18 in (55.88 x 45.72 cm)