Thomson will show a series of paintings and works on paper made during her Brinkley sabbatical. These works have evolved through a gradual process of ravelling the picture surface until the linear forms establish an intricate mesh just inside the painting.
Her ideas originate in the active presence of the canvas’ weave in very small works and the reproduction of this intricate surface in larger pieces. This is achieved by layering, perforating, stitching and script.
Thomson’s works are like fragments, things that might have been part of a larger whole but which now, like the remnant of a broken object or torn vestige, sit enigmatically out of context.