Thomas Shows Work in Three Exhibitions

Ceramics and Sculpture Technician Ian F. Thomas’s solo exhibition “Something Sweet” is at BLUEOrange Contemporary Art Gallery in Houston, Texas through April 25. “Something Sweet” is an examination of gender inequality found in commercial cereal advertising. The multidisciplinary exhibition, with use of classical cereal iconography and the utopic vision it supplies us, poses questions about masculinity and dominance within this seemingly all-inclusive realm. Thomas also had a solo exhibition, “Specifically,” at Western Illinois University’s art gallery February 6 through March 14. The interactive installation, completed with the assistance of the students of the WIU art department, examined art, labor, and community. Thomas also participated in the NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Biennial. He was one of 50 artists whose work was selected out of 1,500, submitted internationally. On display at Brown University’s David Winston Bell Gallery, the exhibition ran from January 24 through March 29.