Tobey Number 1

Mark Tobey, Crystallizations (1944), tempera on board, 18 x 13″; courtesy the Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center for Visual Arts at Stanford University

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“‘Threading Light’” is a superb exhibition. Sensitively paced and keenly selected, the exhibition underscores painterly and metaphorical continuities, all the while tracing a development that, though not without hiccups, is streamlined and, until the end anyway, utterly organic.”

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