Council of Revision by NC Artist Brad Thomas Featured This Summer at the Turchin Center

Published Thursday, May 19, 2016 at 1:28 pm

Council of Revision is one of the many mixed-media and collage works by the artist and longtime North Carolina arts curator Brad Thomas, which went on display April 1 at the Turchin Center for the Visual Arts.

All the new works in the exhibition, “Show Me the Way to Go Home” — which opens July 1 at the Turchin Center’s Summer Exhibition Celebration ( — are the continuation of a series Thomas started back in 1993, based on a single image of a clown, known only as “HE.”

“For almost a quarter century, I have based countless collage and mixed media works on a single image of a forlorn clown,” says Thomas. (The original was gleaned from a Lon Chaney publicity still from the 1924 silent film HE Who Gets Slapped, which was based on the 1914 play by the acclaimed Russian playwright Leonid Andreyev.)

During that time, Thomas had also served as an arts administrator in various influential positions throughout the Charlotte area. (He recently moved to Minneapolis with his family.)

Show Me the Way to Go Home . . . “marks the first solo museum exhibition I have mounted in over a decade. Through the continued — if not exhaustive — exploration of this core motif, ‘HE’ is showing me the way back home; the way back to my most emboldened, yet vulnerable, creative self.”

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