June 9 - July 21, 2019
The Black Sox
A Century Later
OPENING RECEPTION (with Thom Ross) June 9th 2-4pm
VIP RECEPTION June 13th 2-4pm
Thom’s interests as an artist are firmly based in historical people and events which ultimately transcend their own reality to take on mythic qualities and interpretations. In his new series - The Black Sox - A Century Later - 8 players for the Chicago White Sox accepted bribes to throw the 1919 World Series. With 67 watercolors on paper and acrylics on canvas, the series gives a visual overview of the many different people involved -- from the ball players, to the gamblers, to the owners and the sports writers.
It is the pivotal moment in baseball history and, to a great extent, coming as it did at the end of World War I — it was a true "loss of innocence" for a war-weary America.