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W. B. Thompson Opens 'Uncharted' at Mango Tango

March 25, 2009 – Uncharted, a new one-man show featuring the work of W. B. Thompson, will open from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at Mango Tango Seaside Art Gallery at Yacht Haven Grande. The 1200 square foot gallery will be brimming with the mixed media creations of the internationally celebrated artist.
Thompson says he likes to paint with bold colors, balancing risk-taking and intuition. His process involves using mixed media to draw, paint and overdraw with pencil, paint and oil pastel. Currently, he is painting on canvas, board and paper, and considers his work part of a continual experimental expedition. His participation in theater as a set designer has led to creating paintings that have a sculptural foundation. He uses mixed- media wooden collage to create dynamic relief panels.
Examples of his collage work were first seen in a recent San Antonio exhibition, which featured one of his favorite flowers painted solely in some paintings and worked in collage pieces on wood panels in others. The "Wholly Hollyhocks" show led to the process used in the current Pistarckle show, "Jesus Christ Superstar." As set designer, Thompson created a psychedelic Garden of Gethsemane, in which he continued floral cutout collage. In addition to the sculptural works, he has painted vivid island scenes.
Gallery co-owner Jane Coombes said, "the texture of a Thompson painting is just as important as the wild color. Creating friezes allows him to communicate in texture in a more complex way."
Thompson works with galleries throughout the US from Ojai, California to Key West, Florida. Last year he participated in a Caribbean and Latin American art installation, which traveled globally before becoming part of the Absolut Vodka Art Collection.
This exhibition will continue for one month. The artist will be at the opening to discuss his artistic journey. At the champagne reception, 2 Blue Shoes will play the music of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Taj Mahal and Bob Dylan as well as a few original songs.
For more information, call 715-2789.

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March 25, 2009 - Uncharted, a new one-man show featuring the work of W. B. Thompson, will open from 5:30-8:30 p.m., Friday, March 27, at Mango Tango Seaside Art Gallery at Yacht Haven Grande. The 1200 square foot gallery will be brimming with the mixed media creations of the internationally celebrated artist.
Thompson says he likes to paint with bold colors, balancing risk-taking and intuition. His process involves using mixed media to draw, paint and overdraw with pencil, paint and oil pastel. Currently, he is painting on canvas, board and paper, and considers his work part of a continual experimental expedition. His participation in theater as a set designer has led to creating paintings that have a sculptural foundation. He uses mixed- media wooden collage to create dynamic relief panels.
Examples of his collage work were first seen in a recent San Antonio exhibition, which featured one of his favorite flowers painted solely in some paintings and worked in collage pieces on wood panels in others. The "Wholly Hollyhocks" show led to the process used in the current Pistarckle show, "Jesus Christ Superstar." As set designer, Thompson created a psychedelic Garden of Gethsemane, in which he continued floral cutout collage. In addition to the sculptural works, he has painted vivid island scenes.
Gallery co-owner Jane Coombes said, "the texture of a Thompson painting is just as important as the wild color. Creating friezes allows him to communicate in texture in a more complex way."
Thompson works with galleries throughout the US from Ojai, California to Key West, Florida. Last year he participated in a Caribbean and Latin American art installation, which traveled globally before becoming part of the Absolut Vodka Art Collection.
This exhibition will continue for one month. The artist will be at the opening to discuss his artistic journey. At the champagne reception, 2 Blue Shoes will play the music of Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen, Taj Mahal and Bob Dylan as well as a few original songs.
For more information, call 715-2789.