Currently on exhibit is Tobi Kahn - AURA: New Paintings from Nature, March 12-22.
Enchanted by Florida's landscapes since the 1970s, especially with
the Everglades and Florida Keys, Tobi Kahn's love for the beauty
and fragility of these dynamic and diverse ecosystems has been
transmitted into this collection he titles "AURA". "My fascination
with nature's complex beauty has always been a major inspiration
for my art. The birth of my children, the landscapes that shape
me, cells and biomorphic images - all appear in my work, but
transmuted into archetypes, referring to reality and also responding
to it: 21st century experience rendered into a timeless essence."
Harmon-Meek Gallery has represented this contemporary American
master since 1994 and we have witnessed rising global recognition
for his work from both museums and art critics alike. The works in
this exhibition will go on to exhibit at the Museum of Art in Deland,
FL this summer. His most recent museum exhibitions were at the
Cornell Fine Arts Museum at Rollins College in Winter Park, FL,
the Fort Wayne Museum of Art in Indiana, and The Butler Institute
of American Art in Youngstown, OH in the spring of 2017.
Kahn's paintings are created by first building a solid wood base
using cabinet finish grade wood and covering it in gesso. Many
additional layers of gesso are added and actually sculpted in the
desired patterns. Kahn then adds dozens of layers of paint and
clear medium onto the surface to create his signature texture. He
is equally concerned with capturing the colors from his mind, and
adds elements and other pigments to his paints to create the correct
color. A meticulous artist, Kahn is able to tap into the viewer's
emotion and imagination through texture, color, and imagery in an
We offer private showings of a wide selection of works by the artists we represent. We provide private art consultation and can bring works to your home or office within Southwest Florida.
During the season we show new exhibitions regularly starting in November and running through April. Please contact us for more information.
"YVGAL" by Tobi Kahn, acrylic on gesso wood panel, 24"x 34", 2017