Tobi Kahn: Formation: Images of the Body

Brooklyn Rail review of Kahn’s exhibitions at the Phillips Collection and the Wesley Theological Seminary in Washington DC.

By Douglas Dreishpoon, Chief Curator Emeritus at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery and Director of Catalogue Raisonné at the Helen Frankenthaler Foundation. 

“The matter of spirituality permeated the panel that convened in the auditorium of The Phillips Collection to celebrate Tobi Kahn’s installation—seven modestly sized paintings dating from 1977 to 2020—as well as his concurrent exhibition of new figurative work nearby at the Wesley Theological Seminary. That Kahn’s room at the Phillips naturally communed with Mark Rothko’s luminous chapel across the hall felt entirely fitting.”

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Artwork: ©Tobi Kahn, from the series Formation: Images of the Body, currently displayed in the Dadian Exhibit at Wesley