Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence was organized by the Alexandria Museum of Art, Alexandra, Louisiana.
This award-winning exhibition from the Alexandra Museum of Art’s permanent collection features work from the later years of innovative Jewish artist Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012). As a teenager living in Paris, Tobiasse and his family were forced into hiding during the city’s Nazi occupation from 1942-1944. Tobiasse’s work – influenced by surrealism, expressionism, and modern primitivism – explores themes of mythology, biblical stories, exile, and his own past. All of these elements combine to present rich metaphors for the 20th century. His mix of techniques and mediums brings a rich and colorful emotional quality to these later works.
Programming with this exhibition will include a Jewish film series, lectures on Jewish holidays and symbolism, and a presentation by the son of Holocaust survivors dates TBA.
Image: Theo Tobiasse, America, 1986, limited edition lithograph on paper.
This program is funded under a grant from the Louisiana Endowment for the Humanities, the state affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. Any views, findings, conclusions, or recommendations expressed in this exhibition and associated programming do not necessarily represent those of the National Endowment for the Humanities.