William Paul Thomas: Breathin’ Different
October 24 – December 12, 2019
Opening reception, Thursday, October 24, 5-7 pm

William Paul Thomas is a painter and videographer from Durham, North Carolina. His artworks consist of an ongoing series of portraits he began in 2015 with his nephew as subject. He selects models for his paintings from personal relationships and uses descriptive titles that specify his point of view. This offers his audience a starting point to further contextualize the painted subject. Thomas states, “The work begins as an intimate acknowledgement of an individual and is subsequently transformed into a set of symbols poised for the viewer’s investigation.” He received his BFA from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and his MFA from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. Thomas has exhibited regionally and held several residencies, his most recent in 2019 at Duke University’s Rubenstein Arts Center.

Funding support for the Sarah Moody Gallery of Art comes from the department of art and art history and the College of Arts and Sciences. Additional support comes from the Farley Moody Galbraith Endowed Exhibition Fund. Admission to the gallery is free. Hours are Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. The gallery is located at 103 Garland Hall in the heart of UA campus on Woods Quad. Information about visitor parking is available here: http://bamaparking.ua.edu/visitor-information/. Parking is free on campus in a legal space after business hours. For further information, contact the gallery at 348-1891 or check our main webpage: https://art.ua.edu/gallery/smga/.