It is with great pleasure that Tucker Robbins announces an exhibition of the work of American Modernist Sam Glankoff (1894-1982).
"Our showroom has never looked so beautiful,"proclaims Tucker Robbins. "Having just discovered the work, I immediately gave every available wall to Sam's paintings. This visual dialogue of hand-hewn elegance is a marriage of both our worlds."
The exhibition focuses on the later years of Glankoff's career, when decades of technical and aesthetic experimentation culminated in his innovative print-paintings, as they have come to be known. Glankoff's monumental works are informed by a lifetime of painting and woodcut printing and dictated in construction by the exigencies of Glankoff's small, New York City apartment on 33rd Street where he lived for fifty years, and which you can see from Tucker Robbins' window. With very few exceptions, each work is comprised of at least two panels which Glankoff reverse-painted on plywood boards and transferred onto uniform Japanese mulberry paper panels â€“ a process of layering inks and casein that he repeated up to a dozen times per image, carefully calibrating the paper each time to it's matrix. Glankoff then assembled the panels to their monumental scale.
Glankoff's deeply resonant works; their primordial shapes and simplicity of forms, most notably circles, illustrates the commonality between his work and Tucker's deeply inspired aesthetic.
Sam Glankoff: Print Paintings on Paper
May 16, 2016 | 5pm-7pm
200 Lexington Ave | Suite 504
New York, NY 10016