The Link Gallery hosts a monthly programme of local artists exhibiting their latest work. These exhibitions are always free to access.
The Link Gallery is located at Jersey Museum and Art Gallery and is an exhibition space betweeen Jersey Museum to the Société Jersiaise. Each month, the gallery features an exhibition by a different Jersey artist, providing local artists with a central space in St Helier to showcase their work.
THE LINK GALLERY IS FREE FOR JERSEY HERITAGE MEMBERS AND NON MEMBERS.
1 FEBRUARY TO 1 MARCH
Tom Parker is an artist from the UK working primarily in print whose work relies on an interest in process and action. Having studied Fine Art Printmaking at the CASS School of Art, London, he now works on his own practice part-time at his studio in Jersey. Using strict self imposed rules work is allowed to create itself through recursive gestures or to become the product left after a pre-dictated sequence has run its course.
The importance of rules and formula in Tom’s work comes from an interest in mathematics and is evident in sometimes minimally absurd series of works where what has happened does not appear to be much but is simply a record of something having been made. This is in part the manifestation of a nihilist intrigue in the importance that is often placed in an artwork and the posing of the question, is the artwork important or is the work that has gone into making it important?
As the beginnings of an answer to this, focus is placed on methodology and the collecting of information. It should be noted that the data collected through a practice is not necessarily used to any means, is simply taken for its own sake, and becomes an integral part of the work whether displayed or not.
This exhibition shows a collection of etchings made over the course of the last seven years alongside several recent Giclée prints.