Commissioned by Edgar J. Kaufmann Sr., the Pittsburgh department store magnate who had commissioned Frank Lloyd Wright about a decade earlier to build Fallingwater in Pennsylvania, the house was designed by Richard Neutra in 1946 as a desert retreat in Palm Springs, California. The house’s current owners plan to auction the house at Christie’s in New York in May 2008. Its presale estimate is $15 to $25 million.
Daniel Göttin, Shift, 2007 Site specific installation, wallpainting, adhesive textile tape, aluminium panel different sizes November 2 — December 2, 2007 SNO 33 features installations by Daniel Göttin (Switzerland), Matt Shoemaker (USA), and a collaborative project by Salvatore Panatteri (Australia) and Kjell Bjørgeengen (Norway).
Painting by Mark Dagley November 8 — December 22, 2007 Nyehaus presents INDICA. Acknowledged as the first experimental art space in London, John Dunbar’s Indica gallery, in existence from November ’65 – November ’67, was born into a far more uncynical time. Open for barely two full years, Indica (from ‘Indications’ – somewhere to go) set the controls for the heart of experimental art in Britain. During its short life, Indica encouraged collaboration and [...]
David Thomas, Amid our Narratives, 2006 Enamel on photograph on Dibond, 100 x 150 cm November 3 — December 20, 2007 David Thomas lives and works in Melbourne where he currently lectures as an Associate professor in painting at RMIT. In his practice which includes painting, photopainting and installations, Thomas engages with the monochrome in an at once speculative and reflexive, reverential yet unorthodox way. He employs monochrome in conjunction with other elements – [...]
Francisco Sobrino, Espace Indéfini, 1968 Plexiglas sculpture, 76 x 31 x 24 inches October 27 — November 24, 2007 Sicardi Gallery presents the works of three of the founding members of the art group Centre de recherche d’art visuel (CRAV): Francisco Sobrino, Horacio Garcia Rossi, and Hugo Demarco. CRAV, later known as GRAV (Groupe de recherche d’art visuel) which also included Julio Le Parc, Vera and Francois Molnar, Francois Morellet, and Yvaral [...]
John Stephan, Disc #12, 1970 Acrylic on canvas, 70 x 68 inches November 1 — December 21, 2007
Burgoyne Diller, First Theme, 1964 Oil on masonite construction, 22 x 23 x 1.5 inches November 8, 2007 — January 5, 2008
Winston Roeth, Santa Fe Assembly, 2007 Tempera on slate, 20 x 100 inches October 12 — November 2, 2007
Andreas Christen, Monoform, 1961-1964 Polyester painted white, 184 x 200 x 25 cm September 13 — November 3, 2007
October 27 — December 8, 2007
Charles G. Shaw, Untitled [MR21], c.1940 Oil on canvasboard, 20 x 16 inches November 1 — December 22, 2007 Michael Rosenfeld Gallery presents Charles G. Shaw, a landmark exhibition featuring thirty five major paintings from the 1930s and 1940s. Charles Green Shaw (American, 1892-1974) was a preeminent American abstract artist whose painting and writing contributed greatly to the social, artistic, and cultural dynamism of America. Works featured in this exhibition share the distinguished Charles [...]
Tony McGillick, Arbitrator, 1968 Acrylic on 4 shaped canvases, 287 x 406 cm overall October 25 — November 17, 2007
Robert Irwin at MCASD; Photo by Stephanie Diani October 21, 2007 — April 13, 2008 The largest exhibition of Irwin’s work since 1993, Robert Irwin: Primaries and Secondaries features five new major installation works created specifically for the Museum of Contemporary Art San Diego’s downtown galleries, and is drawn almost exclusively of works from the Museum’s collection. The exhibition, a survey spanning more than 50 years of work, is curated by Hugh M. Davies, [...]
October 17 — December 14, 2007
October 21 — November 24, 2007
October 18 — November 24, 2007 In her unique approach to painting, Shepherd applies threadlike lines of oil paint upon highly saturated and glossy layers of enamel. The refined lines suggest common structures and patterns—a scaffold, a trapeze, lace, rain—which are recognizable and invoke personal associations and recollections. The delicate and intimately familiar forms are juxtaposed against the slick, durable enamel, a paint often used for architectural and industrial surfaces. Furthermore, joined wood [...]
Paul Kelpe, Untitled, c. 1928 Watercolor and collage on paper 11 3/4 x 7 3/8 inches September 8 — October 27, 2007
Thomas Downing, Fahrenheit, c. 1961 Acrylic on canvas, 901⁄2 x 87 inches October 4 — December 1, 2007 Gary Snyder’s first year of programming will focus on Hard-Edge Abstraction circa 1955–1975. The first show features Thomas Downing (1928–1985), who with Kenneth Noland and Gene Davis established a “Washington School” known for combining the influence of Morris Louis’s staining of unprimed canvas with a new interest in geometry. Downing was in many of the seminal [...]
Steven Parrino, Universal Mafia, 1992 Enamel on canvas, 72 x 103 inches September 25 — November 3, 2007 Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of works by Steven Parrino. The show will feature paintings, drawings and sculptures as a selective view across the career of an artist who lived and worked in New York up until his untimely death in a motorcycle accident in 2005. “When I started making paintings, the word [...]
Julius Shulman, Photograph of Case Study House #22 (Pierre Koenig, architect, Los Angeles, 1959–60), 1960 October 7, 2007 — January 6, 2008 Birth of the Cool examines the broad cultural zeitgeist of “cool” that influenced the visual arts, graphic and decorative arts, architecture, music, and film produced in California in the 1950s and early 1960s. The widespread influences of such midcentury architects and designers as Harry Bertoia, Charles and Ray Eames, John Lautner, and [...]
October 20 — December 2, 2007 Australian modernist Peter Upward’s calculated gestures and considered processes contradict the idea that Abstract Expressionism was an art of spontaneous self-expression. Frozen Gestures will be the first retrospective of this important, yet underknown artist. Often described as the purest of Australia’s abstractionists, this exhibition celebrates Upward and will features more than fifty works including paintings, screen prints and posters from the late 1950s through to the early 1980s. [...]
Kyle Jenkins, Urban Geometry #187, 2007 Acrylic on canvas, C-Type and wooden frame, collage and wooden frame, dimensions variable Vicente Butron, No. 220, 2007 Oil on canvas, 157.5 x 122 cm each Vicente Butron, No. 220B, 2007 Serigraph, 72.0 x 50.0 cm (available for the audience to take) October 5 — November 4, 2007 SNO’s 32nd installment includes the following exhibitions: * Vicente Butron (Sydney) * Kyle Jenkins (Toowoomba) * Shifting Trends: [...]
Kenneth Martin, Rotary Rings (1st Version) 1967 Brass, 425 x 170 mm October 6, 2007 – January 13, 2008 Constructed Works brings together two of Britain’s key post-war abstract artists, Kenneth Martin (1905-1984) and Mary Martin (1907-1969). In the first joint public-gallery exhibition since 1971, the show presents a focused body of work by each artist, highlighting the correspondences and differences between their practice. Living and working together, they continually exchanged ideas, although rarely [...]
October 7-31, 2007
Thornton Willis, Red Wall (detail), 1968 Acrylic on canvas, 110 x 112 inches October 13 — November 15, 2007
September 29 — November 20, 2007
Kunstruimte 09 in Groningen, The Netherlands, has recently published two catalogs relating to their four-part exhibition Colour Matters. You can purchase the catalogs Colour Matters and Colour Matters 2 online at Amazon.de.
Regine Schumann, Leuchtpfeifen, installation September 15 — November 28, 2007 A group exhibition about light with works by Christoph Dahlhausen (Germany), Dan Graham (USA), David Thomas (Australia), Brigitte Kowanz (Austria), Yvo Hartmann (Switzerland), Regine Schumann (Germany), Nir Alon (Israel), and Spencer Finch (USA).
Merrill Wagner, Untitled #3, 2007 Rust preventative paint on steel, 15 x 23.5 inches October 5 — November 17, 2007 “I have for years been fascinated by looking at farms. Close valued greens, browns, and yellows cause me to stare in contemplation of colors and linear shapes created in the landscape by human beings. Rows are straight and formal in design. Their purpose is to provide food for a community. This year I have [...]
September 11 — November 3, 2007 Art and reality – these are the two central poles in the work of Maik and Dirk Löbbert. Their aim: to break down the separation between the two areas so that they fluently merge to form one entity. Their works often consist of only minimal changes, hardly perceptible interventions which always adapt to their surroundings like a chameleon and therefore mostly first become visible on second glance. [...]
September 29 — November 11, 2007 New Monuments to My Lovelife is an elaboration on and expansion of several ongoing projects. Each project takes the shape of an installation containing various and sundry drawings, sculptures and photographs that are dispersed throughout the gallery and, periodically, shifted about during the course of the exhibition. At Smack Mellon sections of these projects are brought together for the first time. New parts are added and original compositions [...]
On October 4, 1957, the Soviet Union successfully launched Sputnik I, the world’s first artificial satellite. It was about the size of a basketball, weighed only 183 pounds, and took about 98 minutes to orbit the Earth on its elliptical path. Sputnik’s launch ushered in new political, military, technological, and scientific developments. It marked the start of the space age and the US / Soviet space race.
Purchase on Amazon.com Edited by Ani Boyajian and Mark Rutkoski with essays by William C. Agee and Karen Wilkin, these volumes are the definitive reference on Stuart Davis’ paintings, watercolors, drawings, and published illustrations.
Purchase on Amazon.com Colorful and playful kinetic sculptures, experimental objects designed to be catalysts for community building, manifestos calling for joy and the negation of melancholy: these are the elements that have shaped The Geometry of Hope. The title of this richly illustrated, 340-page volume brings together two threads that epitomize postwar abstract art from Latin America: on the one hand, geometry, precision, clarity and reason; on the other, a utopian sense of hope. [...]