Surrealist Painter/Country Gentleman
In 1954, Time Magazine described the French-born, Surrealist artist Yves Tanguy as a do-it-yourself-fan who made terraces and ponds on his Woodbury property. But Tanguy was foremost a painter of meticulously rendered curious, otherworldly forms. With his wife, Kay Sage, Tanguy drew around him a circle of artist friends. This exhibition, drawn mostly from the Mattatuck collections and archives, examines the art and artists of this circle including André Breton, Alexander Calder, Naum Gabo and Hans Richter among others.