06.05.2017 — 10.09.2017

Mark Tobey : Threading Light

Curator Debra Bricker Balken

Mark Tobey

Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

Organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art, Phillips Academy, Andover, Massachusetts, it’s the first comprehensive exhibition of Mark Tobey’s distinctive and original work in more than forty years and will provide further insight into his intriguing oeuvre and its complicated and contradictory receptions in the United States and abroad.

Curated by Debra Bricker Balken, the exhibition will include approximately eighty paintings from the late 1920s until his last works of the 1970s and will be accompanied by a catalogue published in English and Italian editions. Coinciding with the 57th Venice Biennale the exhibition will debut at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then be presented at the Addison Gallery of American Art.

For the exhibition, the gallery lends two works by Mark Tobey, ” Sumi “, 1957 and ”  Escape from Static “, 1968. After her trip to the United States in 1945, Jeanne Bucher returned with several works of the American artist which she wished to show in Paris, but illness took her life on 1946. Ten years later, Jean-François Jaeger organized his first exhibition in Europe, with the cooperation of the Willard Gallery in New York.

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Mark Tobey, Escape from Static, 1968
Tempera on paper, mounted on pannel
26,4 × 19,1 in
Photograph by Jean-Louis Losi
Mark Tobey, Sumi, 1957
China ink on paper
22,44 × 17,32 in