April 18 through May 20, 2009
Inspired by media images, Timothy Tompkins' paintings are intended to ''give extended life to what are considered 'disposable images','' thereby prioritizing the traumatic over the superficial. His paintings of natural disasters, including his pieces of the effects of wildfires, ''reflect the human condition on a global level,'' manifesting society's
skewed connection to nature. Tompkins' pieces allude to a society dominated by material needs and consumerism, forming a connection with the more classical themes of painting which communicates the struggles and rewards of the human condition.