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PAINTER OFFERS A DIFFERENT POINT OF VIEW

REVIEW: The Art Gallery exhibition ALIGNED: Paintings by Tobi Kahn gives a new angle to common images.

By Topher Forhecz, Gazette

Whether it’s sculpture or painting, art is a matter of perception for Tobi Kahn.
“What interested me is even if you just move a drop from where you’re standing to right next door, you see things so differently,” he says.
 
A professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York, Kahn’s work involves taking common images, such as aerial landscapes, and giving them his own twist. The result often is a familiar view from a new angle.
 
His paintings are on view through Dec. 9 in the exhibit, “ALIGNED: Paintings by Tobi Kahn,” at the University of Maryland’s The Art Gallery.
 
Kahn uses a process that has followed him through some 40 solo exhibitions and 60 museum and group shows in which he has been featured since he was part of the 1985 Guggenheim Museum exhibit, “New Horizons in American Art.”

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Date of Publication: 
11/3/11