These current art exhibits feature David Tomb and Jeepney Projects Worldwide.
The Indiana University of Pennsylvania presents
Roots and Wings
Maura Koehler Keeney and David Tomb
April 5 2014 – May 17, 2014
Walk and Talk with the Artist, David Tomb – Saturday April 5th, 6:00 – 8:30pm in Sutton Hall.
The University Museum celebrates spring with a colorful exhibition of paintings and drawings, Roots and Wings. The featured artists share a connection to nature – a fascination with the intricacies of its life forms and a concern for their struggles to survive in changing climates.
David Tomb describes himself as a “bird nerd kid” with a BFA in painting and drawing from California State University, Long Beach, who spent 20 years painting portraits before returning to his first love – birds. His colorful paintings and drawings are inspired by birding trips and his research at science institutions in California and New York. Currently his work is focused on birds of the Philippines. In 2011 he visited Mindanao there to see the endangered Philippine eagle. He is a co-founder of Jeepney Projects Worldwide – Art for Conservation, which supports local efforts to advocate for endangered species and foster habitat conservation. Tomb has exhibited nationally and his work is in the collections of The Huntington Library, the Oakland Museum, the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the U.S. Embassy in the Philippines, and the Consulate General of the United States: Ciudad Juarez and Tijuana.___________________________________________________________
The San Francisco Public Library and Jeepney Projects Worldwide present
Endangered Birds of the Philippines
mixed media works on paper
by David Tomb
October 5 2013 – March 28, 2014
Artist Talk – October 19th at 1:45pm in the Koret Theater. Jeepney Projects Worldwide gave a presentation about their inspiring trip to Mindanao to see the Great Philippine Eagle, its fragile future, and the incredibly rich bird life of the Philippines.
The San Francisco Public Library, in conjunction with Jeepney Projects Worldwide, is pleased to present Endangered Birds of the Philippines, with mixed media works on paper by David Tomb, through March, 2014.
The exhibition features artwork celebrating the iconic and critically-endangered Great Philippine Eagle and other endangered birds of the Philippines, including the Rufous Hornbill. Tomb’s latest artworks are luminous and colorful paper assemblages with subtle low-relief elements that help convey spatial depth, as well as the ambiguous and mysterious jungle terrain of the Philippine island of Mindanao. Through this project, Tomb and Jeepney Projects Worldwide bring attention to the challenges and tensions these grand birds face in order to survive and share a sustainable future with an ever-growing Filipino population.
David Tomb is a co-founder of Jeepney Projects Worldwide: Art for Conservation, an organization that partners with regional conservation groups to inspire, support, and help restore lost habitat of critically endangered birds. In January of 2011, Tomb and the Jeepney team visited Mt. Kitanglad on Mindanao to see wild nesting Great Philippine Eagles and other endemic birds. Jeepney has since partnered with the Philippine Eagle Foundation, creating limited edition fine art prints to raise funding for research and public outreach/education concerning the Great Philippine Eagle.
Tomb has exhibited in galleries, universities, and museums extensively across the United States and has been published widely including the New York Times, The New Yorker, and Harpers. Tomb’s work is in many public collections including the Fine Arts Museums of San Francisco, the Huntington Library, and the Consulate General of the United States in Tijuana and Ciudad Juarez.