Thomas Chimes: The Entropy Paintings, 2007
Interview with the artist and Phillip Mitsis
58 pages, Softcover
Published by Locks Art Publications
This gallery publication and exhibition coincides with Thomas Chimes: Adventures in 'Pataphysics, a major retrospective of the artist's work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. This publication brings together approximately fifty works by Chimes, none more than six inches square. Many of the works are grouped in combinations of up to ten small works. Installed in sequence, the artist compares them to visual poems. Much of the cartoon-like imagery of the paintings is inspired by the drawings of Alfred Jarry, who has been a life-long source of inspiration for the artist. These ethereal and mysterious works also contain references to entropy, alchemy, and astronomy. The publication features a recent interview with the eighty-five year old artist with Phillip Mitsis.