Pedro Cabrita Reis: True Gardens #6 (Graz), Kunsthaus Graz, Graz, Austria

    February 2 — May 18, 2008 Pedro Cabrita Reis’ works consist of commonplace surroundings, construction materials and architectural semantic appropriated from an existing reality and miraculously transformed into altars of an almost spiritual experience. Practicing his alchemy of the everyday, the artist turns the familiar into sublime, the trivial into a precious and valuable, achieving the noble levels of human perception, emotion and appreciation of the world.

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Agnes Martin: Works on Paper, Peter Blum Gallery (Soho), New York, NY

    Agnes Martin, Wood I, 1963 January 18 — March 15, 2008 Peter Blum Gallery (Soho) presents Agnes Martin: Works on Paper. The exhibition includes over 20 drawings and watercolors from 1960 to 2004, including the very last drawing she made in 2004.  Also on view is the print portfolio On a Clear Day, an important group of 30 screenprints from 1973. The exhibition looks at the development of Martin’s work, from her earliest […]

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Seen and Not Seen, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

    Image: Willum Geerts thru January 27, 2008 A group exhibition curated by Martijn Lucas Smit of Nieuwe Vide (NL) featuring artists Paul Baartmans (A/V-sculpture), Sema Bekirovic (video), Marissa Evers (drawing), Willum Geerts (video), Jannie Regnerus (film), Robbert van der Horst (audio), Jochem van der Spek (video installation) as well as Ward Denys with a functional sculpture.  Also, Tayo Heuser on view in CCNOA’s Project Room.

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Daniel Jenkins, Factory 49, Sydney, Australia

    Daniel Jenkins, Concatenate 54 (CS 1957-D No.1), 2007 Acrylic, oil, mixed media on canvas, 122 x 122cm January 30 — February 9, 2008 The word ‘concatenate’, which means to link or join together, is not only a title to each work in this series, it establishes a narrative from one work to the next. It also refers to its ties within the context of art history genres of Abstract Expressionism and Minimalism. With […]

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Christopher Dean, Factory 49, Sydney, Australia

  Christopher Dean, Middle Age Hard Edge Abstractionist from St Marys Seeking Same, 2007 Oil on canvas, 45 x 45cm February 27 — March 8, 2007 This exhibition focuses on Christopher Dean’s ongoing examination of monochromatic painting using the colour pink. Since 1993 Dean has produced a highly diverse body of pink single colour paintings that have been made using a wide variety of materials and techniques. Some of the earlier works incorporate elements of collage […]

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Chris Martin, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY

  Chris Martin, Untitled, 2007 Oil and collage on canvas, 54 x 49 inches January 26 — March 2, 2008 Mitchell-Innes & Nash presents an exhibition of new paintings by Chris Martin. Martin’s paintings are investigations in color, form and texture, ranging from bold and graphic to gestural and expressionistic. Their surfaces are often distressed or collaged with elements including shellacked Wonder Bread, broken vinyl records and papier mâché forms. Martin is deeply engaged with […]

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The Dark Side, Reuters, January 15, 2008

    National Institute of Standards and Technology reflectance standard (left),  a sample of the new darkest material (center), and a piece of glassy carbon (right), taken under a flash light illumination Chicago — U.S. researchers said they have made the darkest material on Earth, a substance so black it absorbs more than 99.9 percent of light. Made from tiny tubes of carbon standing on end, this material is almost 30 times darker than a carbon […]

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Ray of Light, by Ben Street, Artnet Magazine, January 11, 2008

    Anthony McCall, Long Film for Four Projectors, 1974 “In a 1971 video, the New York-based British artist Anthony McCall, in his period brogues and flapping corduroys, digs a hole in a nondescript area of ground, puts the unearthed soil into a box, wraps the box up carefully, then buries it back in the hole, replacing the soil and the square of turf on top of it, and stamping it down…“

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Robert Barry: NOT THE ART OF WAR, BUT ART AND WAR, by Robert C. Morgan, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2007-January 2008

    Robert Barry, Art and War, 2007 21 latex words, 12 inch letter height “Robert Barry is one of the most convincing conceptualists from the era of the late sixties and seventies. His word lists, wall and window pieces, his sound recordings, and DVD and slide projections, are focused on one central idea: language. Like an asterisk spinning through the void of space and time, Barry’s linguistic orientation traverses print and virtual imagery. Isolated […]

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The Geometry of Hope, by Geoffrey Cruickshank-Hagenbuckle, The Brooklyn Rail, December 2007-January 2008

    Joaquín Torres-García, Composición constructiva 16, 1943 Oil on cardboard “There is a spidered but unbroken vein feeding cannibals (Yes, I said that) into Concrete Art, snaking through the 20th century from the deepest reaches of the Amazon River in Brazil. It was there, in 1928, that Oswaldo de Andrade unleashed his bloodcurdling Anthropophagous Manifesto, declaring that “We are concrete”, while claiming kinship with the Tupi cannibals and threatening to devour all of Western […]

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Gelah Penn: The Narrow Margin, The Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    Gelah Penn, The Narrow Margin, 2007 Installation, studio view (detail), mixed mediums, dimensions variable  January 15 — February 22, 2008 The Rowan University Gallery presents The Narrow Margin, a site-specific installation by Gelah Penn. Penn continues to explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space. As curator Elizabeth M. Grady has noted, “Gelah Penn’s shimmering installations of knotted monofilament are the very essence of drawing, loosened from its dependence on the wall.” […]

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Winter Exhibitions, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Hélio Oiticica, Metaesquema No. 348, 1958 Gouache on board, 18 1/8 x 22 3/4 inches New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930–2006: Selections from a Decade of Acquisitions thru February 25, 2008 This exhibition presents some two hundred works by Latin American artists that have been added to the collection over the past ten years. The works on view embrace several artistic mediums and comprises a variety of styles, from early modernism and geometric […]

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Tayo Heuser: Sealed Confessions, H29, Brussels, Belgium

    January 12-26, 2008 Sealed Confessions is an exhibition of Tayo Heuser’s latest works on paper. Conceived specifically for H29– an artist-run gallery space in Brussels known as an international showcase for contemporary abstract art–the exhibition marks a shift in the artist’s creative process and brings a “new life” to her current production. The centerpiece of the exhibition is a set of three large abstract drawings including words spelled out across their surfaces: Everything, […]

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Jac Leirner, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

    January 12 — March 1, 2008 Jac Leirner creates installations, sculptures, and mixed media pieces using everyday objects like business cards, plastic bags, cigarette packs and banknotes, which are meant to live in transit; they circulate within our society with their final purpose to be destroyed and taken out of circulation. She dislocates these items from their known context and injects them with new value simply by stopping this throwaway product cycle and […]

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Geometric Abstraction, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

    Don Voisine, Poised, 2007 Oil on wood, 20 x 20 inches January 10 — February 9, 2008 Geometric Abstraction examines the variety and multiplicity of sources and expression in the work of six artists, all working with abstract geometric forms: Chris Gallagher, Kim MacConnel, Shari Mendelson, Ann Pibal, Jennifer Riley & Don Voisine.

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Jus Juchtmans: New Paintings, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

    Jus Juchtmans, 20070930, 2007  Acrylic on canvas, 19.7 x 15.7 inches January 10 — February 16, 2008 Thatcher Projects presents the first New York solo exhibition of paintings by Belgian artist, Jus Juchtmans. Juchtmans paintings are often described as monochromes. However, not unlike a work of Robert Ryman, Juchtmans is interested in the viewer not only experiencing the monochrome as painting, but also as object. Every aspect of a painting’s materiality is considered, […]

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