Toby Tover Krein
A New Path to Asia
August 23 - December 17, 2010
Artist Reception: Friday December 3, 2010
Olson Realty, 920 First St, Benicia CA 94510
Toby Tover Krein's artwork is a process of inner discovery through an exploration of texture, form, color and light. She has always had a particular interest in building layers and been fascinated by their tactile surfaces that suggest infinite possibilities. Krein is also highly conscious of the play of light. Natural in appearance, with an underlying strength, her textural pieces contain actual found objects. Texture and form are seen through veils of color.
Pieces of metal, punched-out grills, lacy cutouts, old shingles and artifacts all find a place in Tover Krein's work. Recycled materials are reborn! Rethinking-and reusing-- items that have had another purpose fascinates her. Krein states that "Viewing my work invites a visual journey and new discoveries. My works are linked naturally by the use of materials that express multidimensional meanings with environmental aspects."