This Space Intentionally Left Blank
New Work by Tom Loughlin
curated by Amy Cancelmo, Root Division
On view now through March 31, 2015.
Thursday, February 26th
5:30pm – 6:45pm Exclusive VIP reception for clients of R&F and their guests.
7:00pm Artist Talk with Tom Loughlin (open to the public)
7:30pm – 9:00pm Public Reception
Root Division is thrilled to partner with Rhodes & Fletcher LLC to curate Spare Change Artist Space with the work of our Studio Artists and Affiliates. Former Root Division Studio Artist, Tom Loughlin presents This Space Intentionally Left Blank, a new body of work exploring intersecting social systems in the world of financial planning. Loughlin’s multi media works highlight the abstraction of financial exchange, and track the evolution of transactions that, although they have roots in basic collaborative exchanges between people, deviate largely from that original form.
Loughlin’s work questions how systems are built to facilitate collaboration and collective negotiation of social landscapes. Those constructs include language, narrative, ideology, and spirituality. He is interested in the way these systems fail – not just the way they can break down, but the manner in which their proper functioning can obscure our ability to see things as they really are.