First comprehensive U.S. museum exhibition on legendary Black Mountain College premieres at the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston

Black Mountain College, Institute of Contemporary Art, Boston, Tworkov, Jack Tworkov

This October, the Institute of Contemporary Art/Boston (ICA) opens the first comprehensive U.S. museum exhibition on Black Mountain College (BMC), a small, experimental school in North Carolina whose influence on art practice and pedagogy still has profound impact today. Leap Before You Look: Black Mountain College 1933–1957 focuses on how, despite its brief existence, Black Mountain College became a seminal meeting place for many of the artists, musicians, poets, and thinkers who would become leading practitioners of the postwar period. Figures such as Anni and Josef Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Robert Rauschenberg, Elaine and Willem de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Ruth Asawa, Robert Motherwell, Gwendolyn and Jacob Lawrence, Cy Twombly, Jack Tworkov, Franz Kline, Charles Olson, and Robert Creeley taught and studied at the college, among many others.

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Jack Tworkov: Mark and Grid, Opens at Alexander Gray Associates

Jack Tworkov, Alexander Gray Associates, Tworkov, New York

Alexander Gray Associates presents Jack Tworkov: Mark and Grid, 1931–1982, its first exhibition of work by Jack Tworkov, since recently becoming the representative of the artist’s Estate. The exhibition examines the artist’s stylistic progression featuring work from different decades, and highlighting his conceptual approach to painting during the 1960s and 1970s.

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Alexander Gray to represent Estate of Jack Tworkov

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Alexander Gray Associates, New York

Via Artnews—The estate of Abstract-Expressionist Jack Tworkov is now represented by New York’s Alexander Gray Associates, its namesake dealer told ARTnews in a recent telephone interview. For its first Tworkov show, which the gallery will present in September, it is taking a “micro-retrospective approach, which will focus on gesture and grid,” he said.

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Beyond Black Mountain College: Asheville Art Museum opens important Tworkov survey 1952-1982

Jack Tworkov, One Turning, Black Mountain College, 1952, Asheville Art Museum

The Asheville Art Museum presents Jack Tworkov: Beyond Black Mountain College / Selected Works 1952-1982, March 27-June 14, 2015.

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2 major paintings by JT offered by Sotheby’s bridge 20 years of painting

Jack Tworkov, painting, Daybreak, Jean Herman

Two important paintings by Jack Tworkov will be offered at Sotheby’s this March. The paintings bridge the gab of twenty years of painting.

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JT lectures at Skowhegan 1960

Jack Tworkov, lecture, Skowhegan, 1960

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.

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12 Painters of the Studio School

Jack Tworkov, New York Studio School, Steven Kasher Gallery, New York

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.

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JT + New York Studio School: A History.

Jack Tworkov, New York Studio School, Mercedes Matter, 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.

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From the archives: JT at the Whitney circa 1964.

Jack Tworkov, Whitney Museum of American Art, Edward Brant, 1964, Tworkov

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.

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Valerie Carberry to mount the first exhibition to feature the figurative drawings of JT.

Jack Tworkov, Tworkov, Valerie Carberry Gallery, Chicago, figure, figure drawing, drawing, works on paper

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.

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