recto y verso EDITIONS
On view October 24, 2019
through December 20, 2019
RED CARPET GALA ART OPENING
41 STATE STREET (LOBBY & SUITE 103)
ALBANY, NY 12207
Thursday, October 24, 2019
Collectors & Press Preview: 1pm thru 3pm
Official Public Opening: 3pm thru 6pm
This solo exhibition will highlight recent works by New York based painter Tom Koken. Tom’s work has been described as luminous and cerebral with a unique emphasis on deriving from nature and patterns, using techniques of deconstruction and assemblage of known subject matter to create a new visual form.
“I’m interested in a delicate balance of opposites. All kinds of opposites – chaos vs order, boredom vs excitement, beauty vs dullness, foreground vs background, representational vs abstract, flatness vs. dimensionality...” –TOM KOKEN
Selected one-person shows include: Separate, MKG127, Toronto; Artist’s Space, NYC, Group Show–Member’s Gallery, Albright-Knox Museum, Buffalo, NY; Animal Life, One Penn Plaza, NYC; and Gold, Art Advisory–Museum of Modern Art.
His work is in the collections of Bank of Montreal, Prudential Life Insurance as well as several private collections. He lives and works in New York City. www.tomkoken.com