“Shadows Unfamiliar” by Tom Ferson & Brad Teodoruk
Opening on the 28th Jun at Marfa Gallery, “Shadows Unfamiliar” is a joint show by Brad Teodoruk and Tom Ferson, who’ve recently returned from Q Bank Gallery. Opening night supported by the delicious Bodriggy Brewing Co. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with enquiries.
Tom’s artistic output is wildly varied but nevertheless unmistakable. In addition to having developed a unique and time-consuming process resulting in him being dubbed by Monster Children Magazine as ‘Australia’s most patient Artist’. Tom has applied himself to a variety of media from drawing and painting to cross-stitch and even interactive work. What has emerged through this insatiable exploration are a few unifying signatures – a deft touch, an otherworldly and distinctive colour sensibility, and an inclination toward the subtly surreal and psychedelic.
Born and raised in Sydney and currently living and working in Melbourne, Tom’s next significant body of work is already well underway; a series of paintings with a focus on narrative, relating a fascination with everything love, sexuality and intimacy.
Brad’s work has an air of free association, as though he is showing us a mind-map that is at once personal and drawn from the public domain. The viewer is prompted to immerse themselves by filling in gaps through curiosity and recognition. A spur-of-the-moment practice as instinctive as Teodoruk’s should almost preclude a disjointed body of work. Nevertheless, the works are united by the common theme of omission and layering, recurring imagery, and his unmistakably individual style.