The Asheville Art Museum presents Jack Tworkov: Beyond Black Mountain College / Selected Works 1952-1982, March 27-June 14, 2015.
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In the summer of 1960, Jack Tworkov was invited as a guest lecturer and visiting artist to Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Maine. Rather than offering a prepared talk, Tworkov asks for questions from the audience and a spontaneous conversation ensues. Tworkov discusses his early education, abstract painting / abstract expressionism, role of a teacher, state of art education and the changes facing abstract painting versus figurative/subject.
On the occasion of the New York Studio School’s 50th Anniversary, Steven Kasher Gallery is pleased to present 12 Painters: The Studio School, 1974/2014. This dynamic exhibition brings together paintings by six artists who studied at the New York Studio School in the early 1970s: Andrea Belag, Robert Bordo, Joyce Pensato, David Reed, Adam Simon, and Christopher Wool; and six Studio School teachers who influenced them:Nicolas Carone, Philip Guston, Mercedes Matter, George McNeil, Steven Sloman, and Jack Tworkov.
This year the New York Studio School celebrates its 50th anniversary. From humble beginnings, it was founded in1964 by a group of restless students under the leadership of artist, activist, writer and educator Mercedes Matter. Jack Tworkov was instrumental as one of the original artists to contribute to the formation of the school. This is a brief accounting of the history of the Studio School, JT’s friendship with Mercedes Matter, and his involvement with the school.
50 years ago this year the Whitney Museum of American Art opened a major survey of Jack Tworkov’s work featuring 60 paintings, 5 collages, and 19 drawings. The exhibition opened at the Whitney on March 25 and ran until May 3, 1964, then traveled to other American museums including the San Francisco Museum of Art and the Walker Art Center among others. Accompanying this historic exhibition was a substantial catalogue. In celebration of the 50th year of the exhibition, the catalogue essay written by Edward Bryant has been reproduced herein as well as the corresponding illustrations.
Valerie Carberry Gallery is pleased to announce Drawing the Figure, an exhibition of drawings by Jack Tworkov that spans four decades. The exhibition opens November 14, 2014 and will be on view through January 10, 2015. This is the first exhibition to specifically feature the figurative drawings by the artist.
On view now through February 28, 2015 at the Lawrence A. Gleischman Gallery at the Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institute, is an exciting exhibition featuring diaries of famous artists including Oscar Bluemner, Joseph Cornell, Helen Torr Dove, Blanche Lazzell, Charles Green Shaw, John Storrs, Karl and Marion Zerbe, and Jack Tworkov among others.
This fall, a major work by Jack Tworkov will be auctioned at Sotheby’s New York. Painted in 1957-58, “Queen II,” is a signature example of Tworkov’s Abstract Expressionist period. To mark the appearance of such work of this rarity, Jason Andrew, Manager/Curator of the Estate of Jack Tworkov offers a brief history of the painting and it’s relationship to it’s time and place.