Young Brothers & Sisters | 2018, Painting Details | 84" x 128" Enamel & Varnish on Canvas
Chase Contemporary is pleased to invite you to celebrate the exhibition Tom Everhart "Sleeping Beauties: The Have Mercy Paintings" which will take place on Thursday, 15 November 2018 from 7pm-9pm at Chase Contemporary located at 231 West 10th Avenue in New York City. RSVP RSVP@chasecontemporary.com
Tom Everhart’s works are both familiar and new. Using cartoon characters in his art, Everhart utilizes the instantly recognizable image of Snoopy to communicate a new sensibility – one that is at once accessible and exotic. Working alongside the likes of artists such Andy Warhol and Jean-Michel Basquiat in the 80s of New York, he then became fascinated with the “brilliant architecture of Schulz’s black ink line,” and its potential for monumental shifts in tone and scale. From the early expressionist slashes of his works, to the prismatic dot, to the sculptural tendencies of his most recent art, Everhart has an unmatched eye for color and a willingness to experiment with textures and surfaces. Everhart’s work has been exhibited in Museums including the Louvre (Paris, France), Museu da Cidade (Lisbon, Portugal), Suntory Museum (Osaka, Japan), and the Charles M. Schulz Museum (Santa Rosa, CA).
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My Homie Ace | 84" x 128" (2 Panels Each 96" x 64") Acrylic & Varnish on Canvas
Swiss Herb Bubble Bath | 44" x 29.5" Giclee & Silkscreening on Deckled Paper
Cracking Up | 90" x 134" Acrylic Enamel & Varnish on Canvas
Dogg Pound Gangsta Bubble Bath | 84" x 54" Acrylic on Canvas
Clones | 84" x 128" Acrylic on Canvas
Up Town Art Lady Bubble Bath | 44" x 29.5" Giclee & Silkscreening on Deckled Paper
Tom Everhart was born on May 21, 1952, in Washington, D.C. He went to college at the Yale University of Art and Architecture where he completed his graduate work in 1976, followed by post-graduate studies at the Musee de l'Orangerie, in Paris. In 1980, Tom Everhart was introduced to cartoonist Charles M. Schulz at Schulz's studios in Santa Rosa, California. Everhart found himself involved in a freelance project that required him to draw and present Peanuts renderings to Schulz's studios. Preparing as he would for his large-scale nature related paintings, Everhart blew up some of the cartoonist's strips on a twenty-five foot wall in his studio. Schulz's painterly pen stroke, now larger than life, translated into painterly brush strokes and he was able to reproduce the line art almost exactly, which in turn impressed Schulz at their meeting. A few years later, while still adding to his previous series of nature paintings, Everhart began drawing special projects for Schulz and United Media, both in New York and Tokyo. These authentic Schulz-style drawings included covers and interiors of magazines, art for the White House, and the majority of the Met Life campaign. When Everhart was not painting, he was now considered to be the only fine artist authorized and educated by Schulz to draw the actual Schulz line. In 1991, Charles Schulz and United Media drafted a legal agreement to allow Tom Everhart to use subject matter from Schulz's Peanuts strip in his art for "the term of his life”. CBS made a film of the process Everhart used in painting Pigpen's Dirtballs, a large 72" x 128" canvas. The result was the TV special "The Fabulous Funnies". The first series of four related lithographs was published in 1996 and over the next ten years S2 Art editions and Tom Everhart would create an astonishing body of seventy-four lithographs. In 2000, his first solo museum show was launched at the Suntory Museum of Art in Tokyo and Osaka, Japan. The Exhibition traveled to five other locations in Japan until the year 2002. After Charles Schulz passed away in February 2000 it left Everhart with a deep sense of loss as well as an even stronger desire to communicate the incredible gift bestowed on him by Schulz. The Charles M Schulz Museum opened in August 2002 and the following year Everhart had the honor of presenting his works in a solo exhibition titled Under The Influence. He was also included in the Museum's 2011, Pop'd From The Panel exhibition along with Andy Warhol and Roy Lichtenstein. Tom Everhart continues to to produce new large bodies of works on paper, canvas, and wood and is the only fine artist legally authorized by Charles Schulz to use subject matter from Schulz's Peanuts strip to create fine art.
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