Anthony McCall & Imi Knoebel: Project, Transform, Erase, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, CA

  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 […]

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Salvatore Panatteri: Untitled (To Dan Flavin), Counterpoint, Melbourne, Australia

  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 […]

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Small Differences Make All the Difference, by Lynne Harlow

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 […]

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The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art, from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

  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: […]

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Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

  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 […]

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What’s This Shit Called Love?, by Michael Zahn, NYFA Current, August 1, 2007

  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 […]

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Mary Heilman: To Be Someone, Orange County Museum of Art, Newport Beach, CA

  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 […]

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

Don Voisine, Hamlin R-10, 2006, mixed media on foam, 8 x 8 inches

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.

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