Hollis Taggart Galleries - Chelsea
521 W 26th St, 7th Fl, New York
Monday - Friday: 10 am - 5 pm, Saturday: 11 am - 5 pm
Julius Tobias: Capturing Space
May 10-Jun 02
Hollis Taggart Galleries presents Julius Tobias: Capturing Space, Paintings from the 50s & 60s. Julius Tobias explored the fluid border between abstraction and reality in both painting and sculpture, pushing the boundaries of the two media in size and form. His paintings from the 1950s and 1960s have a poetic, minimalist tone similar to that of his contemporary Mark Rothko, although Tobias' paintings have a strong sense of action as well as a feeling of spare landscape. Tobias, a humanist at heart, saw the realities of urban existence and of the world at large as abstract pictorial elements to be manipulated at will and integrated into his work. Gradually, over the course of a decade, he moved from pure expressionist abstractions to incorporate the more hard-edge aspects of Neo-plasticism.