“Figures & Portraits”
This show is a mix of old and new work, often within a single canvas. Some pieces have been revised; some were recently begun and completed; others have been important to me for quite a while now, and they stand for themselves as they always have.
Most of the models involved are people I’ve worked with for a number of years, people I’ve gotten to know as people and not as images. They’ve helped lead me through the maze of introspection that I find is a necessary barrier. For me, paintings are something carved out of time and distance; and two of the tools I use to make them are stillness and connection.
“Figures & Portraits—paintings by Tom Maderos: July 1—August 31, 2011: Gabriella Café: 910 Cedar Street: Santa Cruz, CA