My name is Tom Mungovan. I am an artist, writer, drummer, teacher, learner, entrepreneur, father and husband and am seemingly cloaked in virtual opaqueness. I can be at times a very complicated person. I use sarcastic humor as a deflector to ward off my own true self to anybody that may want to get close to me. I am a dreamer. I am stubborn. I am both selfish and selfless. I always fight for the underdog no matter the situation. I draw odd pictures that I want to be known for, but rarely show people. I impulsively and intuitively create artwork that makes some people wonder why I even bother to waste my time. I write countless poetry books and screenplays that are never seen. I have a knack for confusing people but also bringing them together. I am the founder of a non-profit organization community-based drum festival because there was a simply a need to create one. I hide from myself to protect myself from myself. I am funny. I am shy. I am outgoing. I am an artist.
If you wish to know more, please ask. I welcome any conversations about my art. Feel free to email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Artist Statement: I share my birthplace with the Pharaohs of Egypt. My immigration to the US has been the underlying event which has defined my work for many years. Most of my painting is figurative made in a spontaneous, expressive manner. It also addresses identity, displacement, and reflects how the exterior reality affects the idea of who I am. Some might suggest relationship, story, or other significant moments in time.
I have a strong sense of person's presence. I feel that I recognize their face and read their movement on the stage of life... as if they were placed there just for my sake. They move so that I may depict their movement. They grant me the right to reduce their figures to lines, spots and colors.
They allow me to transform them into impressive and mighty beings or to mere phantoms. This helps me to discover my own path to the invisible reality and determines the affinity with my thought process, like the flow of ideas, to create a collage with different subjects that results in a visual relationship.
Saturday, September 6th 2014
12pm - 3pm
BATV 430 Boston Road, Billerica
Otherwise artwork will be on exhibit at the BATV Gallery from August 31st - September 27th.
The month of June features works by Helen Potter. Helen was an art teacher in Billerica Public Schools and she is also BATV member! Feel free to stop in during our operating hours to check out Helen's work!
The Gallery at BATV continues to be a source of enjoyment for our members, visitors and those of us who work here. We’re pleased to provide first-time exhibitors a comfortable space to display their art, and always honored to have well-established artists willing to exhibit at the Gallery.
BATV offers the Gallery free of charge to artists. BATV affords artists the opportunity to exhibit their work, use a variety of media options available to promote the exhibit, host receptions and mail invitations or announcements at a discounted postage rate.
Please plan to visit the Galley and support the art community. The Gallery is free and open to the public during BATV’s normal operating hours.
For information about exhibiting your art work, please contact Karen Sennott at 978-663-2284.