Mark Tobey: Threading Light
May 6 – September 10, 2017
Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice
Mark Tobey: Threading Light is the first comprehensive retrospective of the American artist’s work in twenty years in Europe, and the first in Italy. Opening May 6, 2017, at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection in Venice, the exhibition traces the evolution of the artist’s groundbreaking style and his significant yet under-recognized contributions to abstraction and mid-century American modernism. With 66 paintings spanning the 1920s through 1970, Mark Tobey: Threading Light surveys the breadth of Tobey’s oeuvre and reveals the extraordinarily nuanced yet radical beauty of his work. Mark Tobey: Threading Light, organized by the Addison Gallery of American Art at Phillips Academy in Andover, Massachusetts, and guest curated by the independent curator Debra Bricker Balken, will be on view at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection through September 11, 2017. Following its run in Venice, the exhibition will travel to the Addison Gallery, where it will be on view November 4, 2017–March 11, 2018.