AMOA Exhibit: Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence

TheoTobiasse1Exhibition Dates: March 7 – May 24, 2014

Alexandria Museum of Art is pleased to announce its upcoming exhibition, Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence. This selection of works from AMoA’s permanent collection represents the later years of Jewish artist Theo Tobiasse’s prolific and innovative career. 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 richness and colorful emotional quality to these later works.

TheoTobiasse2Theo Tobiasse (1927-2012) spent two terrifying years in hiding with his family in Paris during his teenage years. He spent most of this time reading and drawing. After the war, armed with a portfolio of drawings, he began his artistic career as a graphic designer and painted at night. By 1969 he was able to devote all of his time to painting. The works in this exhibition are Carborundums, Aquatints and Lithographs from the 1980s.

AMoA presents this exhibition as part of our nation’s April 2014 Days of Remembrance Commemoration of the Holocaust, in conjunction with our own community’s Holocaust observance activities.


Family Art Class: Printing Texture with Tobiasse

Saturday, April 5, 2014, 1-3pm

Free for AMoA Member families, $20 per non-member family

Families and kids of all ages will tour AMoA’s exhibition Theo Tobiasse: Textural Emergence, then learn how to create textural prints, similar to Tobiasse, using an embossed collagraph process. Bring the whole family or just your kid at heart! Call to register: (318) 443-3458.