PRESENTED BY FRANKLINTON ARTS DISTRICT
JIMBO TAMORO: AN EXPLORATION OF SCRIBBLES
January 14 - February 5
Show Statement My more recent work explores the possibilities of lines. It is an extensive study into not only creating the hard edges of an outline, but breaking down planes of light, smoothly rendering values, and even building color with a ceaseless swarm of elaborate scribbles.
Bio As a child, a miscreant, Jimbo Tamoro, was taken in and trained by a champion artist, who went so far as to adopt Jimbo into his family after the premature death of his own son. Now, decades later, Jimbo is a skilled artist himself and a arts trainer in the U.S. Military. Upon the death of his surrogate father and sensei, Jimbo is informed of a mysterious, no-holds barred, highly illegal arts tournament in Columbus, OH known only as the kumite. At the bidding of his sensei and against direct orders from his military superiors, Jimbo travels to Columbus, OH to participate and uphold his master’s honor. In order to succeed not only will he have to win the tournament; he must also evade capture by two military police sent to arrest him and the prying questions of a nosy reporter eager for a story.
ABOUT THE GALLERY
The Bridge Gallery Presented By Franklinton Arts District is an art gallery and event space, in collaboration with 400 W. Rich., dedicated to uniting neighborhoods through art, community, and education. Monthly exhibitions will open on Franklinton Fridays, our District-wide art crawl on the second Friday of every month. The Bridge Gallery Presented By Franklinton Arts District is the first physical space managed by the Franklinton Arts District and serves as our office and community meeting space.