Interwoven: Modernist Tapestries from SUMA's Collection

June 1 - September 28, 2024

Hiver Polonais by Thomas Gleb


As a thread that connects the summer exhibition themes of modernism, abstraction, biography, and history, this small show displays four mid-century tapestries by Mathieu Matégot and Thomas Gleb. While Matégot’s pieces demonstrate his versatility as a modernist artist and designer who worked across media, much like Harry Bertoia, the tapestry designed by Gleb, a Holocaust survivor, expresses the power of art to record personal experience, document a shared history, and elicit collective remembrance.

Thomas Gleb (b. Poland 1912 - d. France 1991), Hiver Polonais (Polish Winter), 1965, Woven wool fiber, 46 x 72 in., Gift of Lawrence and Frances Jeppson, Southern Utah Museum of Art (2020.5.5)