1st Thursday: Tomas Montano Solo Exhibition 

Gallery Five18

“Tressa in San Francisco,” by Tomas Montano.

Tomas Montano

“Tressa in San Francisco,” by Tomas Montano.

From politics to the weather, these are extreme times. It can be tough to know what or who to believe, and uncertainty and mistrust can throw people off their groove. That's not the case with local artist (and former BW staffer) Tomas Montano. His work embraces extremes of color, material and subject matter but finds balance in the artist's wealth of craftsmanship and talent. Montano's new solo exhibition at Gallery Five18, everything needn't always be something, is a case study in how riotous color and a graffiti-esque sense of line, run through a powerful sense of equilibrium can radiate equanimity and warmth. The works presented in everything emphasize Montano's media mastery, with images, symbols and textures layered in such a way that each viewing can reveal a new element or idea—you may find you can't live without a little something hanging in your home.

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