Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana

Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana

October 17-December 5, 2015

Opening October 17th, Gallery 210 will be hosting Tom Huck’s “Hopeless Americana”. The exhibition of over 50 works will feature new and old, gathered together in one place! Included in the exhibition will be selections from Two Weeks in August: 14 Rural Absurdities, The Bloody Bucket, Snacktime Marcy, Hillbilly Karma Sutra, the triptychs Brandy Baghead and The Tommy Peepers from his Booger Stew Series. Also featured will be examples of Huck’s many illustrations for the Village Voice and promotional ephemera from his Evil Prints studio. Artwork borrowed from local collections, regional institutions, and East and West Coast print shops “Hopeless Americana” offers a comprehensive overview of over 20 years of work by one of America’s premier printmakers

A reception for Tom Huck: Hopeless Americana will be held Saturday, October 17 beginning at 4:00PM with a discussion on the work of Tom Huck featuring panelists Richard S. Field, Curator Emeritus of Prints, Drawings, and Photographs from Yale University Art Gallery; Elizabeth Wyckoff, curator of Prints, Drawing and Photographs, St. Louis Art Museum; Sherry Leedy, Director of Sherry Leedy Contemporary, Kansas City, MO, and Tom Huck, Evil Prints, St. Louis, MO followed at 5PM-7PM with a reception for the artist. The public is invited.

Tom Huck was born in 1971 in Farmington, MO. He attended Southern Illinois University in Carbondale where he earned his Bachelor of Fine Arts in Drawing. He received his Master of Fine Arts in Printmaking from Washington University in St. Louis in 1995. Since 1995, he has exhibited on a national and international level, and he has lectured widely across the U.S. about his work. His woodcut prints are included in numerous public and private collections, including the Whitney Museum of American Art, Spencer Museum of Art, Nelson Atkins Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Milwaukee Art Museum, Fogg Art Museum, and New York Public Library. He now lives and works in St. Louis, MO where he runs his own press, Evil Prints

This exhibition is made possible through the generous support of the Regional Arts Commission, The Missouri Arts Council, a state agency, The College of Fine Arts and Communication and the Center for the Humanities at the University of Missouri-St. Louis.

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Detail from Tom Huck’s “The Tommy Peepers.”