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Article by Yulia Tikhonova.
“Tobi Kahn’s Reverie presents paintings, works on paper and sculptures by the NYC-based artist, whose observant Judaism is integral to his art practice. In a contemporary art world that is defiantly secular, Kahn’s work is easily mistaken for a purely aesthetic exploration.”
….”Tikkun olam enjoins the Jewish people to work toward a better world. It is a guiding principle for many Jewish cultural organizations that seek to reconcile religious and ethnic differences through the arts. From Jewish Art Salon to Art Kibbutz, these organizations embrace diverse styles and engage Jewish artists in collective art-making as a means of building religious tolerance.
(Appropriately, Kahn will be a featured speaker at the 2015 GladdeningLight Symposium in Winter Park, Jan. 29-Feb. 1. His dedication to tikkun olam will be a welcome contribution to the nondenominational event “where art and spirit meet.”)….
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Below: Tobi Kahn – “EKHEV VI,” 2014, acrylic on canvas over wood