Sharon Thomas: Rural Rides, New Glasgow Society, 2021

Sharon Thomas: ‘Rural Rides’

Preview: Friday 3 September 6-9PM

Artist Talk: Saturday 18 September 2pm

‘Rural Rides’ presents the work of artist Sharon Thomas, spanning the last 15 years, offering significant works made in New York during the troubled years of the early 2000’s to those made in recent years in Glasgow.

Thomas’ work implementing Old Master painting techniques to present grand narrative landscapes harping back the British Imperial age, alongside that of delicately rendered portraits in oil paint, charcoal, and pencil of awkward characters whose traditional gendered roles are introduced to new positions, offer the viewer a personal analysis of contemporary social orders within which gender, class and politics are at war.

A limited-edition catalogue will accompany this exhibition

N.B: ‘Rural Rides’ refers to the eponymously titled late work of English journalist and politician William Cobbett (1763-1835)