jack toolin

The formal studies of Abstraction capture the periphery of the art world’s center stage, the museums and galleries of New York City. Initiated by a Chelsea gallery guard’s admonition to take no photographs, my attention turned towards the patinas, textures, random splatters and patterns found in the floors, walls and doors of the gallery. This became a theme as I continued to orient myself to my newly adopted home of New York, and the art center I had long kept at bay.