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914Works Exhibition by Artist Tom Hall Extended to April 2
914Works has extended the closing date of its exhibition by artist Tom Hall to Saturday, April 2. “It Could Be Paradise, but It’s Only California” was originally scheduled to close March 31.
The exhibition is free and open to the public. Part of the College of Visual and Performing Arts, 914Works is located at 914 E. Genesee St., Syracuse. For gallery hours or more information, email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In “It Could Be Paradise, But It’s Only California,” Hall takes on the role of frontiersman to immerse himself into a new, wild world that he recently moved to from England and where he has built himself the basics to survive.
Hall’s journey takes a fresh look at the American myth. In the exhibition, he points to the false romantic past propagated by former President Theodore Roosevelt in his book “The Winning of the West,” which romanticizes the reality of the wild frontier; actor and former President Ronald Reagan living out a cowboy dream in the movies; and former President George W. Bush referencing the West and “Wanted, Dead or Alive” posters in remarks following 9/11.
A resident of Syracuse, Hall graduated from London’s Wimbledon School of Art in 1994 with a degree in sculpture and subsequently completed an M.A. at London’s Royal College of Art in 1998. His work has been exhibited in national and international shows since 1994, including exhibitions at Trinity Buoy Wharf, London; Les Tombées de la Nuit arts festival in Rennes, France; Crawford School of Art, Cork, Republic of Ireland; and commissions for Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival and a large roundabout for Eastbourne Council. Learn more at http://www.tomhall-artist.com.