Roy Thomas Comes Full Circle
The significance of the circle to indigenous cultures across North America could not be more prevalent than in the paintings of one of Northwestern Ontario’s most important artists, Roy Thomas (1949– 2004). Vision Circle, the title of a major retrospective of the work of Thomas taking place at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery this summer is an appropriate summation of how this Ojibwa artist interacted with, and viewed the world.
The major retrospective at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery, Vision Circle, brings together over 60 of Roy Thomas’ paintings from public and private collections in Canada in order to show the depth of his artistic achievement. The works range from his earliest drawings to very large and impressive public commissions. Following the exhibition in Thunder Bay (June 8 – September 9, 2012) Vision Circle will travel to other Canadian galleries over the next two years.
The impact of Roy Thomas as an artist, a mentor, and a father is strong and clear. The circle of his influence continues to widen. Be sure to see his exhibition Vision Circle at the Thunder Bay Art Gallery.
For other upcoming exhibitions visit the Thunder Bay Art Gallery website.
Originally posted Feb 22/12