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Title Tobi Kahn : metamorphoses / curated by Peter Selz ; essays by Peter Selz, Dore Ashton, Michael Brenson.

Published Lee, Mass. : Council for Creative Projects ; [Seattle, Wash.] : Distributed by the University of Washington Press, [1997]


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Store  700.92 KAHN/ TOBI MF11    AVAILABLE
Physical description 79 pages : colour illustrations ; 30 cm
Notes Catalog of an exhibition held at the Weatherspoon Art Gallery, the University of North Carolina at Greensboro, Aug. 3-Oct. 26, 1997, and 7 other locations.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 76-79)
Contents Tobi Kahn : metamorphoses / Peter Selz -- Tobi Kahn's matter and memory / Dore Ashton -- Survival rites / Michael Brenson.
Summary Tobi Kahn explores dreams, memories, and myth in his paintings, which achieve a luminous character through the subtle variations of many layers of paint and wash. Over the years he has carved originally conceived furniture; he has crafted Jewish ceremonial objects -- menorahs, carvings on Torah arks, candlesticks and chalices; and he has created small shrines. His ritualistic objects enshrine single bronze humanoid figures that resemble the small terra-cotta models of Greco-Roman temples, as well as reliquaries of the Judeo-Christian tradition. Among Kahn's major works in three dimensions are also stage designs. There are no specific referents in Kahn's work. His paintings and sculptures, executed with consummate craftsmanship, are animated by a yearning for the transcendent.
Other author Kahn, Tobi, 1952-
Selz, Peter, 1919-
Ashton, Dore.
Brenson, Michael.
Weatherspoon Art Gallery.
Subject Kahn, Tobi, 1952- -- Exhibitions.
Variant Title Metamorphoses.
ISBN 1890789054 (paperback)