Tobi Kahn: Sacred Spaces for the 21st Century
by : Ena G. Heller | Sep 30, 2009
Based on a recent exhibition at the Museum of Biblical Art, New York, this This volume discusses the creation of sacred space in the 21st century, examining 28 works by Tobi Kahn including his recent commission for Congregation Emau-El B'ne Jeshrun in Milwaukee. Each work is accompanied by a Meditation by novelist and poet Nessa Rapoport.
From large 6’ x 4’ canvasses with biomorphic forms to three-dimensional pieces such as the art nouveau-influenced thrones, Kahn’s work has a presence that is immediately striking, and his reputation has grown steadily since his inclusion in the Guggenheim’s New Horizons in American Art show in 1985.