• Harold Tovish

    Alpha Gallery

    Harold Tovish is considered one of Boston’s most accomplished sculptors, yet this was his first major gallery exhibition in 13 years. Certain highly gifted postwar sculptors, among them Tovish, found themselves in a historical predicament mistakenly interpreted as a failure of talent. Trained in an academic figurative mode, they were mismatched with an art world hostile to naturalistic realism. The figure’s status throughout the ’50s, ’60s, and early ’70s reads like a premature obituary: challenged by Abstract Expressionism, cynically re-appropriated in Pop art, and negated by Minimalism and

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