tentoonstelling Opening Terry Thompson 15.09.2018


Saturday 15 september 2018 Terry Thomspon’s soloshow will open at Bergarde Galleries.

Bergarde invites you for the opening on Saturday 15 september (16 – 18 hrs). The opening will be given by Joost Hessling, collector, photographer and publisher. Please confirm your attendance to info@bergarde.com.

Terry Thompson: Mythology, Anatomy and erotica

Terry Thompson (Bryan, Texas, 1944) is a contemporary artist with knowledge of (art) history. Classic myths and visual material from the Renaissance are important sources of inspiration. From Icarus to the anatomical studies of Vesalius; and from Eros (eroticism) to Thanatos (death). Thompson takes examples from the past as a starting point, but draws universal values to the present. He describes his themes as the basic stuff of life. He applies abstraction and alienation through compulsive metamorphosis. His intuitive working method provides an original image, in which Thompson’s handwriting is always unmistakable. Mythology, Anatomy and Erotica is an interdisciplinary retrospective exhibition with drawings and sculpture.

Thompson was born in Texas, but has lived in the Netherlands since 1979. His work has been included in various collections, including that of Het Prentenkabinet (Leiden), Koninklijke Bibiotheek (The Hague), Museum De Buitenplaats (Eelde) and Collection Joost Hesseling and Madeleine Klis (Haarlem).