DWith Vecinos, Ron Tomlinson explores the qualities of humanity through a
variety of aesthetic interpretations and expressions. The exhibit showcases a
number of silkscreen print editions that illustrate the beauty inherent within
Over the years, the subject of North, South, and Central American immigration
has featured prominently in Tomlinson's work, and the proximity of Fort Worth
to the Mexican border is precisely the reason why. Bearing witness to the
results of thousands of border crossings while serving on the board of a
nonprofit that helped asylum seekers impacted Tomlinson's life and career.
In these 20 works, he examines issues of respect, trust, safety, and dignity
for all of those who seek peaceful refuge in the United States of America.
Tomlinson, who passed away in September, originally produced these prints at
Mana Contemporary in Jersey City for Once We Were Strangers, a collaboration
with his one-time student and longtime friend Amir Akhavan.
Vecinos, the Spanish word for "neighbors," is a timely, provocative, and
poignant statement on our shared humanity on a subject that is both urgent
A portion of the proceeds of all sales will benefit the Ron Tomlinson
Foundation, a non-profit established to provide financial aid to
underprivileged art students.
Ron Tomlinson was born in Boston, Massachusetts in 1945. He holds a Masters
of Fine Arts from City University of New York, Brooklyn College, where he
studied under the tutelage of Philip Pearlstein. He holds a Bachelor of Fine
Arts from Boston University, majoring in painting as well as minoring in
sculpture and psychology. He attended the Skowhegan School of Painting and
Sculpture, where he studied also with Philip Pearlstein, as well as other
illustrious figures such as Alex Katz, Ben Shahn, and John Cage. He has
lectured on his work at various museums and universities, and was a professor
of painting, sculpture, and film aesthetics at Texas Wesleyan University. His
work is held in both public and private collections throughout the United
States and abroad
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