Carolee Toon: Complex Simplicity: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings

7500 Glenoaks Blvd. Burbank, CA 91510
Jan 25, 6 PM - 8 PM — ends Apr 04, 2020
Welcoming the decade with a very special survey, Woodbury University’s Nan Rae Gallery will host exhibition, “Complex Simplicity: A Survey of Paintings and Drawings,” curated by David Pagel and showcasing the work of Toon (1936-2016), a revered and influential contemporary artist, and professor at Woodbury.

Carolee Toon’s distinctive artistic voice is found in her monochromatic, non-objective abstract paintings that on first look appear as exceptionally simplistic but in actuality are profoundly complex. In the work of this engaging contemporary artist, these concepts are not just opposites; they are complementary. Her beautifully crafted, idiosyncratic paintings and drawings with hyper-refined surfaces, expose unique relationships between shape, color and surface. Her subtle obliquely shaped paintings on meticulously sanded wood unite the duality of reflection and absorption of light.