JCC art gallery goes abstract with Ginny Tompkins exhibit

“Dawning of One Hundred Days,” acrylic by Ginny Tompkins

Paintings by Ginny Tompkins will be featured in the Tucson Jewish Community Center Fine Arts Gallery through Aug. 24.

Specializing in very large abstract art in acrylic, Tompkins was the subject of “Ginny Tompkins: A Retrospective” by France-Marie Haeger, Ph.D., published in 2005 with 101 color plates.

Haeger’s descriptions of the universal symbolism conveyed through Tompkins’ use of color and form brought to light facets previously hidden from the artist years after the paint had dried on her canvas. Haeger “saw connections in my work that reflected my life when I had sensed no parallel,” says Tompkins.

The JCC Fine Arts Gallery is open Monday through Thursday from 9 a.m. to 9 p.m.; Friday and Sunday, from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. For more information, call (520) 299-3000.