Next week we will begin installing Sock Monkey Scenarios.
In Sock Monkey Scenarios, Vancouver-based artist Thomas Anfield explores in his paintings the labyrinth-like and tangled conditions of being human through the symbol of the beloved Sock Monkey. Inviting us into his carefully choreographed scenes, Anfield’s Sock Monkeys look curiously familiar as we encounter them in universal human spheres by themselves, or in relationship with each other evoking both, immediate self-reflection as well as imagined realities. In their theatrical and anthropomorphic quality, each painting shines light on the complexity of being human and the constant shape shifting we experience in the Theatre of Life.
The opening reception for Sock Monkey Scenarios will be June 16th, from 6pm – 8pm at the Art Gallery of Grande Prairie.
Check out the exhibition page for updates here.
This exhibition was curated by Sabine Schneider, Curator, Learning.
This exhibition was sponsored by Crouse’s Cleaners.
Featured artwork: Portrait Sitting, Thomas Anfield, acrylic on canvas, 36″ x 20″, 2020