Tom Eckert received his M.F.A. degree from Arizona State University, with advanced study at California State University at Northridge. Exhibited in over 170 national and international exhibitions since 1966, his work is displayed throughout the United States and was part of the Craft in America traveling exhibition. Internationally, his work has been published in the United States, Europe, Asia, and The Middle East.
"Since childhood, I have been curious about and amused by mistaken impressions of reality presented as part of my visual experiences. One of my earliest recollections, on a car trip, was my perception of the wet, slick highway ahead that turned out to be an illusion, a mirage. The revelation that I was fooled, visually and intellectually tricked, stuck with me. This visual deception is now the basis for my creative direction. When this idea is applied to my compositions (floating book, floating cards, floating rock) a sense of the impossible happens - for me, magic." - Tom Eckert
NocturneGroup Exhibition 18 Nov 2021 - 26 Feb 2022As winter approaches and the days get shorter, Momentum Gallery hosts Nocturne, a collection of enchanting works in a variety of media that celebrates the drama and mystery of the night. Nocturne includes paintings, photography, cyanotypes, plywood constructions, sculpture, and original prints, While the world is shrouded in shadow, the moon and artificial lights offer definition to shapes that emerge from the darkness. Imagination picks up where detail leaves off, imbuing this time of day with magic and intrigue - the potential of the unknown and unseen. Featuring works by John L. Cleaveland, Jr., Tom Eckert, David Ellsworth, Bill Hall, Ron Isaacs, Ron Layport, Casey Roberts, Sandy Rothberg, Paul Sattler, Brian Sostrom, Maltby Sykes, and more.
SMALL WORKS | BIG IMPACT 2019Intimately-scaled works by gallery artists and special guests 14 Nov - 31 Dec 2019This year’s curated exhibition of intimately scaled works by gallery artists and special guests addresses themes of memory, the passage of time, mortality, and the natural world. Although small in...
Give Me WoodA group invitational wood show featuring internationally recognized artists 27 Jun - 31 Aug 2019Give Me Wood is an imaginative and evocative collection of contemporary painting and wood sculpture. Central to the identity and creation of all the extraordinary two- and three-dimensional works in...