Abstract painter Tommy May will debut his work at the Field Gallery, with a reception on Sunday, August 20 from 5 to 7 p.m. There will also be a retrospective of artist Rose Abrahamson at the event.

Mr. May is a Los Angeles based artist and a frequent summer resident of the Vineyard. His most recent work makes use of acrylic stains with automatic drawings on top of them, layering and layering them together. In his words the work has “an almost topographical quality to the paintings.”

The Field Gallery is located at 1050 State Road in West Tisbury.