AboutI don't see why one shouldn't be absolutely fascinated with the human form, there are so many reasons to be. Besides, we are living in human bodies, we go through life in this world envelope. Why not acknowledge that and try to say something about it? So what I try to say about it is transformation.
Dorothea Tanning, 1993 Working in close collaboration with The Dorothea Tanning Foundation, Alison Jacques Gallery is proud to present our second solo exhibition of works by Dorothea Tanning. Web of Dreams brings together a selection of paintings and works on paper spanning fifty years, many of which have never been exhibited before. The exhibition begins with Tanning's 1939 work on paper Tango and ends with a work of the same title made in 1989, demonstrating the artist's lifelong study of the passionate interplay of figures.
Some of Tanning's paintings have a mysterious and enigmatic quality to them, digging deep into our unconscious and pulling out fragments from childhood memories, nightmares and fairy tales. In 1942, the gallerist Julien Levy said: