Anthony McCall, You and I, Horizontal, 2005 Computer, computer script, video projector, and haze machine, 50 minute cycle in six parts June 9 — September 30, 2007 Anthony McCall and Imi Knoebel both have used deceptively simple projections with strikingly complex effects. You and I, Horizontal (2005), a digital projection — and recent SFMOMA acquisition — by McCall, draws on his 1970s-era solid-light film installations to create an engaging experience of light as a [...]
Installation view August 21— September 15, 2007
Installation view August 3-24, 2007 “We see squares of colour, a hue, a hint of what we imagine alludes to the existence of some other thing. Something that is other than what is unambiguously in this instance light, or better, its effect on a chemical process, leaving what we hope to construe as marks or traces of reference on a surface that we call photography. For what Salvatore Panatteri’s new work entails is simply [...]
In his series of lectures, Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock, Kirk Varnedoe asks tough questions. Why abstract art? What is abstract art good for? These questions, the topic of his six lectures, are familiar. It seems to me that they are asked, and in a sense answered, every time an artist makes an abstract work. They are the questions that artists ask as we wrestle with the history of abstraction and as we [...]
MINUS SPACE artist Lynne Harlow discusses Kirk Varnedoe’s last book Pictures of Nothing: Abstract Art since Pollock, a transcription of his 2003 Mellon Lectures at the National Gallery in Washington. Harlow will present a project at MINUS SPACE project space in December 2007.
Waldemar Cordeiro, Idéia visível (Visible Idea), 1956 Acrylic on masonite, 59.9 x 60cm September 12 — December 8, 2007 The Geometry of Hope comprises some 125 works of art from the collection of Patricia Phelps de Cisneros (CPPC) and provides the most comprehensive scholarly overview to date of Latin American Geometric Abstraction from the 1930s-1970s. Organized chronologically, The Geometry of Hope will focus on key cities in the development of abstraction in the Americas: [...]
Tony Delap, Together Again Wood, canvas, and acrylic paint, 12 x 12 inches August 2-30, 2007
Elizabeth Murray, Flamingo, 1974
Installation view of works by Don Voisine June 24 — September 24, 2007 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents the first of an ongoing series, Orpheus Selection, inspired by the museum’s unique basement boiler room and the classical myth of Orpheus, the bard who attempted, unsuccessfully, to rescue his bride Eurydice from the underworld. Like the poet’s descent into hell, Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness is an exploration into the unearthly and unknown, where [...]
Andrew Leslie, Corner, 2007 Acrylic on adonized aluminum, 73 x 295 cm August 22 — September 22, 2007
Mick Johnson, The Clash, 2007 August 16 — September 25, 2007 Features MINUS SPACE artist Mick Johnson.
Installation view August 10 — October 14, 2007 A new exhibition by MINUS SPACE artist Julian Dashper.
The summer of 1967 made for perhaps the most mythical American season of the 20th century’s latter half. It was the Summer of Love, the summer of “Light My Fire” and “Incense and Peppermints.” The summer of San Francisco. An era of idealization that is often still idealized by the generation that experienced it, a sentiment fueling the Whitney Museum’s current Summer of Love exhibition. This project by artist Michael Zahn is the first [...]
Terry Haggerty and his able-handed assistant, his father Wallpaper covers the creation of Terry Haggerty’s new wall painting at Munich Re’s offices in London. Includes a brief interview with the artist and photos of his process from start to finish.
Mary Heilman, Go Ask Alice, 2006 May 20 — August 26, 2007 The Orange County Museum of Art presents the first retrospective of work by influential New York-based painter Mary Heilmann. A pioneer of infusing abstract painting with influences from popular culture and craft traditions, Mary Heilmann (b. 1940) is one of the most important yet least recognized artists in the United States today. One of the very few female abstract painters of her [...]
Sydney Ball, Argonex, 2007 Acrylic on canvas, 183 x 110 cm July 31 — August 19, 2007
Installation view July 24 — August 18, 2007
Installation view July 24 — August 16, 2007
Jeremy Blake, Station to Station: Carbon Sink Park, 2001 Still from DVD with sound for projection or plasma screen 16 minute continuous loop Jeremy Blake, an up-and-coming artist who sought to bridge the worlds of painting and film in lush, color-saturated, hallucinatory digital video works, has died.
August 3 - September 2, 2007
A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.