Hayley Tompkins

When I Broke the Room

September 8 – October 8, 2005

September 8th through October 8th, 2005
Opening reception:  Thursday, September 8th, 6-9 pm
Hayley Tompkins: When I Broke The Room

Hayley Tompkins is a Glasgow-based artist who was born in England and studied at the Glasgow School of Art. Much of her work is characterized by small-scale paintings, which she often executes on wood panels. The images are enigmatic, and shape and color are delivered as subtle punch lines.   Rather than hanging the works on the walls of the gallery, the paintings will be exhibited on tables in the middle of the gallery, thereby deconstructing the inherent politics or the white cube.  She has exhibited widely in the UK; at the Modern Institute, West London Projects and in Germany at Gallerie Giti Norbakhsch, and Daimler Chrysler Contemporary.  This is her second show at the Jack Hanley Gallery.