Press Release

Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce their forthcoming exhibition, "Jack Tworkov: Paintings and Drawings", which is scheduled to run from January 12 through February 26, 2000, Tuesday through Saturday. "Jack Tworkov" will feature works from the estate of the artist as well as loans from private collections. This exhibition will be the first to examine in depth the artist’s works on paper from the 1940s through the late-1960s. It is also the artist's first solo exhibition in New York in nearly nine years. In the mid-1940s, Tworkov became closely associated with the New York Abstract Expressionists and began moving away from figurative drawing. Although the figure never fully left Tworkov's art, his paintings and drawings became more open and gestural by the late-40s and early-50s, due in part to his friendship with Willem de Kooning. By the late-50s, he had almost completely adopted a sweeping all-over composition of positive and negative areas anchored by geometric structure. His teachings at Yale University and his leadership in the New York School make Tworkov central to the development of postwar art in the United States. A fully illustrated catalogue with essays by Barry Walker, Curator of Prints and Drawings, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and Michael Craig-Martin, a professor at Goldsmith's College in London, will accompany the exhibition and will be available through the Gallery.