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REACH FOR THE HORIZON

REVIEW: ARHU's The Art Gallery exhibition ALIGNED: Paintings by Tobi Kahn creates a sense of calmness.
By Beena Raghavendran, The Diamondback

Starting today, The Art Gallery in the Art-Sociology building is a place of meditation. The front room displays paintings on handmade paper with cool, serene colors. Past the paintings is the back room, lined with 33 horizon paintings. In the gallery, life slows down.
 
This absolute sense of calmness captures the work of artist Tobi Kahn. His exhibition, ALIGNED: Paintings by Tobi Kahn, will have its free public opening reception tonight from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. in the gallery.
 
Kahn is an artist and professor at the School of Visual Arts in New York City whose work has been shown in more than 40 solo exhibitions. Megan Rook-Koepsel, a graduate assistant at the gallery, said that spirituality emerges in Kahn's abstract quality of art and the multiple interpretations it allows.
 
The exhibition showcases about 50 paintings by Kahn. "Sky & Water," the main focus of the exhibit, features 33 paintings based on Kahn's own photographs of horizons around the world.
 
"I'm very interested in being in a space at different times and seeing how the light changes the way everything looks," Kahn said.

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Date of Publication: 
10/26/11