Ward Jackson: Heat at the Edges, A Conversation with Julian Jackson & Matthew Deleget

Ward Jackson at Kay-Mar Gallery, NY, 1964 Transit & Garden 1 (left to right)   Quite simply, you have to know about Ward Jackson and his work — he was an innovative abstract painter, a maverick editor and arts worker, and a key member of New York City’s abstract artist community.  I recently had the pleasure of speaking with Ward’s nephew, artist Julian Jackson, about his uncle’s life and work.  Our discussion that follows is […]

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Quentin Morris: Paintings and Drawings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

  Quentin Morris in his studio, Philadelphia, PA, March 28, 2007 April 7 — May 19, 2007  “I began exploring monochromatic painting…exclusively black using a myriad of tonalities and textures to present black’s intrinsically enigmatic beauty and infinite depth, to refute all negative cultural mythologies about the color, and ultimately, to create work that innately expresses the all encompassing spirituality of life.” —Quentin Morris

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Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

    Gego, Reticulárea, 1975 Stainless steel wire, 82 x 102 x 7 inches Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Houston April 21 — July 21, 2007 Gego: Between Transparency and the Invisible explores the intriguing relationship between line and light in the work of the Venezuelan artist Gego (1912-1994).  The exhibition will trace Gego’s interest in “mak[ing] visible the invisible” from a rarely seen series of monotypes of the early 1950s to her delicate […]

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Arts Action Alert: Urge Members of Congress to Co-Sponsor the Artist Deduction Bill

  The U.S. tax system accords unequal treatment to creators and collectors who donate tangible works (e.g., paintings or manuscripts) to museums, libraries, educational or other collecting institutions. A collector may take a tax deduction for the fair-market value of the work, but creators may deduct only their “basis” value—essentially the cost of materials such as paint and canvas.   Urge Members of Congress to co-sponsor bipartisan legislation, S. 548 or H.R.1524, which would allow […]

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My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands

      April 15 — May 27, 2007 Organized by CCNOA, this group exhibition serves as a compilation, a gathering of information, thought, content and context relating to today`s artistic practice in the realm of reductive art.  Features artists John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Victoria Carolan (UK) & Guy De Biavre (B), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Jaroslaw Flicinski (PL), Clemens Hollerer (A/B), Andrew Huston […]

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Sol Lewitt: In Memoriam, September 9, 1928 — April 8, 2007

  Sol LeWitt, Cubic-Modular Wall Structure, Black, 1966 Painted wood, 43 1/2 x 43 1/2 x 9 3/8 inches Collection of Museum of Modern Art, NY Sol Lewitt, Paragraphs on Conceptual Art  (1967) “I will refer to the kind of art in which I am involved as conceptual art.  In conceptual art the idea or concept is the most important aspect of the work.  (In other forms of art, the concept may be changed in […]

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Charmion von Wiegand: Offering of the Universe, An Artist’s Path from Mondrian to Mantra, Michael Rosenfeld Gallery, New York, NY

  March 15 — May 12, 2007 Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents its fourth solo exhibition of the work of Charmion von Wiegand (American, 1898-1983). Offering of the Universe – An Artist’s Path from Mondrian to Mantra presents 25 paintings and works on paper from the late 1950s through the 1970s. The exhibition is the first opportunity to explore in depth the profound impact Tibetan Buddhist art and the practice of Buddhism had on the creative […]

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Non Objectif Sud 07: Fundraiser Exhibition, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

  Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 6-9pm Non Objectif Sud (NOS) is located at La Barralière, a Provençal farm house in the Côtes du Rhône valley, 50 km north of Avignon in France. NOS is an alternative to the commercial art gallery and institutional space, situated within a rural environment. Once a year, NOS invites several artists to spend a few days at La Barralière and to create works in situ, collaborate and install an exhibition. NOS […]

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Soledad Arias: Like You I Forgot, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL

  Soledad Arias, like you i forgot, 2007 Chromogenic c print. 30 x 40 inches  April 14 — May 31, 2007 A solo exhibition by MINUS SPACE artist Soledad Arias presenting a body of new work that subtly addresses the relevance of remembering as a personal and social vehicle to responsibility, healing and awareness.

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