530 West 25th Street, 4th Floor, New York
The exhibition will run from November 7th through November 25th, 2006 and is a benefit show for the National Scholastic Chess Foundation. The NSCF is a not-for-profit organization that promotes the study of chess as an educational tool in currricular classes and enrichment programs within schools and in communities. David's painting Bishop Takes Rook, shown below on the poster for the exhibition, was especially created and gifted by him to the NSCF, and will be auctioned off with 100% of the proceeds from the sale to go to the organization. An additional 30% of all revenue from the sale of any other artwork in this exhibition will also go to the NSCF. Detailed information, photos and David's artist's statement are available in our media release about the show.
Bishop Takes Rook, 2006
Acrylic on canvas 36 x 48
"Chess masters strategize to formulate a dynamic approach to the game while creating concealed patterns and relationships within. The painting 'Bishop Takes Rook' was created to emulate this model.
"By means of a multi-layered abstraction process, chess pieces have been integrated and hidden within the painting’s greater design. A sense of intuition and balance encompasses this piece to affect a comprehensive relationship between the arts of chess and painting."
-- David Tobey
Join us at Pleiades Gallery on November 9th to meet David and members of the NSCF, as well as some award-winning chess-playing students from the Albert Leonard Middle School in David's home community of New Rochelle, NY where he lives with his family and teaches. They will demonstrate their skill at the art of chess, and will accept challenges from anyone wishing to compete with them. More information on the National Scholastic Chess Foundation and their activities in bringing the art of chess to young people can be found on the NSCF website.
Professional musician and painter
DAVID TOBEY will be exhibiting two of his paintings: "Labyrinth" and "Escaping Energy" in a group exhibition at Castle Gallery of the College of New Rochelle September 5 through November 14, 2004. David received his Master's Degree in Fine Arts from the College of New Rochelle. These two paintings can be seen on two pages following this one on this website.
Visitors to this site may also be interested in knowing that David has been selected as one of a diverse group of 100 outstanding alumni of The Juilliard School in New York, where he is a graduate, for inclusion in a special publication commemorating the School's Centennial in 2005-2006.
September 5 - November 14, 2004 at
The Castle Gallery
The College of New Rochelle
29 Castle Place, New Rochelle, NY
Acrylic on canvas, 24 x 30
in David's New York and White plains exhibitions 2002-2003
You are cordially invited to attend the
for the New Rochelle exhibition
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 12th
2 to 4 p.m.
For directions call 914-654-5423 or see the Castle Gallery website.
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ABOUT THE MUSIC CONSERVATORY OF WESTCHESTER
DAVID TOBEY'S WELDED SCULPTURE
OTHER PAINTINGS BY DAVID TOBEY
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