450 Harrison Ave.
Boston, MA 02118
W-F (12:00 - 5:00 pm and by appointment)
Opening Reception: April 5, 5:00 - 8:00pm
Jamal Thorne’s Timestream Muckery references popular culture, religious iconography, and symbolism to create images multi-layered with identity and personal truths. Thick with layers of drawing and mixed-media, his work serves as a documentation of personal journeys into the past, armed with current knowledge of how those past events changed the future, affecting the present moment where the artist finds himself today. Weaving visuals of iconic moments in the the civil rights movement into the physical layers of his collages, Thorne reflects on how the inclusion of contemporary objects and figures might have changed the experience of those historical moments. With layers composed of tape and paint, Thorne draws, paints, peels, tears, and builds his canvases. As a new layer covers the previous one, time moves forward, and new events occur. As in history or memory, some elements are lost, while others are preserved as indelible impressions in time.