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Haydn Thomas: ESC CTRL

Haydn Thomas ESC CTRL

November 4, 2013-February 2, 2014
Bob Prittie Library, Metrotown

Haydn Thomas’ series of pencil crayon drawings ESC CTRL combines forms and motifs drawn from nature. Patterns emerge from these forms through a wandering, unplanned drawing process, with the artist seeking to allow the drawings themselves to unfold and bloom. Through patterning inspired by diverse sources such as Ukrainian Easter eggs; Indian and Tibetan mandalas and Morroccan rug designs; and Polish and Eastern European lace-work, Thomas notes the embedded effects of patterning on young consciousness–through the wallpapers, linoleum designs, carpets and decorative objects that surrounded him as a child. These patterns have served an important role in the shaping of his aesthetic sensibilities and resound throughout his practice.

Haydn Thomas is a self-taught artist living and working in Vancouver, BC. He has shown work at the Fifty Fifty Gallery (Victoria, BC), the Surrey Art Gallery and the Arnica Artist Run Centre (Kamloops, BC). This is his first solo exhibition. Thomas will present an ‘artist walk’ Sunday, November 17, meeting in the main library atrium at 2pm. He will discuss his ideas on drawing and his recent experimentation with patterning from various mushroom and fungus spores, leading a walk to look at and collect natural pattern pieces in Burnaby’s Central Park. This is a free event and all are welcome.