Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares -- Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp

When: Thu., May 19, 6-8 p.m., Wednesdays-Fridays, 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Mondays, Tuesdays, Saturdays, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and Sundays, 12-5 p.m. Continues through Sept. 11 2016

French avant-garde artist Marcel Duchamp was an avowed chess fanatic. While the analytical portion of Duchamp's brain was playing the game, his artistic side was enchanted with the patterns created by the movement of his pieces. Inspired by Duchamp's unique view of chess, British artist Tom Hackney created geometric paintings of individual games, particularly those played by Duchamp himself. Chess Painting No. 54 (Michel vs. Duchamp, Strasbourg, 1924) features criss-crossing yellow slashes left by both bishops’ progress, the red charge of the king’s knight ending prematurely in an apparent capture, and a white defensive wall of pawns dominating the central foreground.

Paul Friswold

Price: free admission