Exhibition of paintings by Tom Hackney on view at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art

Tom Hackney: Corresponding Squares: Painting the Chess Games of Marcel Duchamp, a show comprised of 17 paintings opened at Francis M. Naumann Fine Art on March 18, 2016, and run through April 29, 2016. It will then travel to the World Chess Hall of Fame in Saint Louis, where it will be shown from May 9 through September 11, 2016. This is Tom Hackney’s first solo show in the United States. Hackney is a young British painter who has created geometric abstractions based on the movement of pieces in games of chess. In the case of the present exhibition, they are games played by the celebrated French artist and chess player, Marcel Duchamp. Duchamp once remarked that playing a game of chess was like making a drawing. “The chess pieces are the block alphabet which shapes thoughts,” he explained, “and these thoughts, although making a visual design

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