DAVID TOBEY'S NEW
CHELSEA SOLO SHOW
NEW YORK APRIL 15 - MAY 10, 2014
David's opening party went very well on the 19th. If you weren't able to attend, try to see the exhibition before it closes on May 10th, because it's impossible to adequately see the detail in these paintings in photographs or on screen; although we will be publishing photos of the exhibition at the gallery in the near future,
In this show, David presents many new works created with paints that are not
supposed to technically be compatable with each other, when applied wet to a canvas surface.
But despite their supposed incompatibility, the paints themselves, under Tobey's very controlled direction, alter their flow, movements & transformations in remarkable ways never seen before until they come to rest on their world -- the flat canvas.
Some of his earlier imaginaries, developmental to his latest discoveries can be seen on this website here, but see the show in person to really appreciate them.
More information is in the press release now available here.
ABOUT THE ARTIST
David Tobey is a painter and sculptor who has had an active life-long career as a professional violinist and visual artist as well as a music & art teacher. The son of the noted historical painter Alton S. Tobey, in his early years he studied with his father and at the Art Student's League in New York and received his Master's degree in Art from the College of New Rochelle. David is an alumnus of the Juilliard School who was selected in 2004 as one of 100 of their most outstanding alumni, and he is a founding member and violinist with the Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra and he performs with many other musical groups.
His art has been commented upon in reviews as a "synaesthetic relationship between abstraction and music . . . the connection between linear and musical rhythms" (NY Times, 3/14/04); " . . .human drama, subconscious imagery, and a playful imagination, all coalesce in paintings and sculpture" (Art in America, 9/07) and his sculpture as having " . . .a unique draftsmanly fluidity in metal, surpassing even that of [Julio] Gonzalez" (Gallery & Studio Magazine, 1/07). "Through his use of vibrant color and his innate musical talents, David stimulates his viewer's senses by allowing them to experience a psychedelic 'mind-manifesting' interpretation of his subject," said Kathleen Masterson, Curator of The White Plains Museum Gallery, where Tobey had a recent solo show March 30th through June 15th, 2011.
David pursues his very active careers in both music & art in his home community of Westchester County, NY and has had more than two dozen solo and group shows of his paintings, prints & sculpture mainly in New York City galleries and in the New York tri-state area, most of which have been benefits for organizations he supports, including The American Cancer Society, The Westchester Philharmonic, The Juilliard School, The Danny Club, The Boys & Girls Club of New Rochelle and others.
Click on any of
the buttons at the top or bottom of any of the main pages on this site to
see many of David's ABSTRACT paintings, his
POP art of musical and other subjects and his welded steel SCULPTURE.
artist's statement and a chronolological list of his exhibitions,
awards and other things are on his ABOUT page; and photos of past exhibitions and some taken at his receptions with links to articles about him and reviews of his exhibitions are on his SHOWS
News about his current shows, upcoming ones and copies of his past media releases are listed on his NEWS page. To add your name to his email or his postal mailing list, or if you have any questions or would like information on availability or prices for any of David's paintings or sculptures, just email David or call him at (914) 329-2581.
A very abbreviated synopsis of his career as a musician can be seen on The Westchester Philharmonic Orchestra's web site here, for those who may be interested. When visiting this or any of the other links to pages noted on this site, to return to the original page just use your browser's "back" button. We hope you enjoy your visit and will come back to see more of his work again soon, as new art is added periodically, along with our posting of invitations to David's upcoming exhibition openings and other events.
If you would like your name placed on the invitation list for his next solo exhibition, which will be in April 2014 in New York City, just email David or call him at (914) 329-2581.
Art gallery owners, art dealers or interior designers who may be interested in his work or who would like to see a preview of the paintings in this upcoming NYC show are also cordially invited to contact him.
This website & all contents © David Tobey, 2003-2011.