Color Chart: Reinventing Color, 1950-Today, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

    Purchase on Amazon.com March 2 — May 12, 2008 Color Chart celebrates a paradox: the lush beauty that results when contemporary artists assign color decisions to chance, readymade source, or arbitrary system. Midway through the twentieth century, long-held convictions regarding the spiritual truth or scientific validity of particular colors gave way to an excitement about color as a mass-produced and standardized commercial product. The Romantic quest for personal expression instead became Andy Warhol’s […]

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The Writings of Donald Judd: A Chinati Foundation Symposium, Marfa, TX

    May 3-4, 2008 The Chinati Foundation is pleased to announce a symposium dedicated to the writings of the late artist and museum founder Donald Judd. The symposium will offer a diverse range of presentations and subjects. Among the topics to be considered will be the relationship of Judd’s writings to his art; his use of language and syntax; Judd’s political views; how Judd produced and edited his essays; and Judd’s art criticism and […]

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Dan Walsh, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

    February 22 — March 29, 2008 Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Dan Walsh. This is the artist’s sixth one-person show at the gallery, which has represented him for over fifteen years. Since the early 1990s, Walsh has approached the precedent-laden field of geometric abstraction with an idiosyncratic methodology based on the repetition of hand-drawn shapes or lines set within a clearly delineated picture plane. His early paintings used […]

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Joanne Klein: Abstractions, G.A.S., Poughkeepsie, NY

    Joanne Klein, Triptych, 2008 Oil on canvas, 64 x 70 inches March 15 — April 13, 2008 Joanne Klein’s use of color and form creates a compelling aesthetic vision. This current body of work exemplifies a movement away from the traditional use of the single canvas. Klein incorporates a series of canvases to create a distinct image. She continues to use geometric forms and densely saturated color, but her process of deconstruction and […]

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Karen Schifano: Out of Bounds, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

    March 7 — April 26, 2008 Tobey Fine Arts presents Out of Bounds, new paintings by Karen Schifano. While visually still in discourse with the minimalist geometric painting aesthetic, this exhibition makes a marked shift from that history. Off-kilter rectilinear shapes now recede and advance, producing a different kind of space; one representing conditions that are more contingent, dependent on something outside of themselves. As the viewer moves around the physical space of […]

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Sensory Overload: Light, Motion Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

    Erwin Redl, Matrix XV, 2007 LED Installation with fiber-optics, 30 x 30 feet January 24, 2008 — October 2009 Sensory Overload tracks the development of Kinetic and Op art, whose optical stimulation and interactivity introduced new dimensions to art. Stanley Landsman’s Walk-In Infinity Chamber (1968), which has not been on view for nearly fifteen years, together with Erwin Redl’s dramatic Matrix XV (2007), a 25 x 50 foot LED installation, punctuate this extraordinary […]

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Freeze Frame, Thrust Projects, New York, NY

    Carrie Moyer, Sap Green, 2007 Acrylic, glitter on canvas, 50 x 40 inches January 11 — February 17, 2008 Thrust Projects presents the group exhibition FREEZE FRAME organized by gallery artist Elizabeth Cooper. FREEZE FRAME showcases 8 female abstract painters whose work breaks through the boundaries of abstraction in contemporary practice. The exhibition explores a moment in abstraction at which there is no dominating style or agreed upon direction in painting, though cues […]

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Chris Martin, with Craig Olsen, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2008

    Portrait of the artist by Phong Bui In the midst of preparations for his current exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in Chelsea ( January 26th–March 1, 2008), Chris Martin welcomed painter and Rail contributing writer Craig Olson to his Williamsburg studio to discuss his life and work.

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Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

    Kenneth Noland, Following Sea, 1974 Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 98 inches February 29 — May 26, 2008 Color field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is characterized by pouring, staining, or spraying thinned paint onto raw canvas, creating vast chromatic expanses. Exemplified in the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella, these paintings constitute one of the crowning achievements of […]

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Hartmut Böhm featured in Stretching a Point, edited by Willi Otremba, Kunstlerhaus Dortmund, 2007

    Stretching a Point, a new catalog published on the occasion of the show “perplex” with documentation of the shows “ich sehe was, was du nicht siehst” and “inner spaces” and relating to the show “the other sight”.  Edited by MS artist Willi Otremba. Cover image by MINUS SPACE artist Hartmut Böhm.  Hardcover, 144 pages, printed by Kettler, ISBN 978-3-939825-80-7.

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Imaging by Numbers: A Historical View of the Computer, Space, Color, and Motion, Mary and Leigh Block Museum of Art, Evanston, IL

    Installation view with work by MINUS SPACE artist Manfred Mohr at left January 17 — April 6, 2008 Examining the intersection of digital technology and the graphic arts, Imaging by Numbers surveys the use of computers in printmaking and drawing through approximately 60 works created by nearly 40 North American and European artists from the 1950s to the present. Space, Color, and Motion presents time-based computer artworks by four artists exhibited in the […]

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James Lee Byars: Five Points Make a Man, Michael Werner Gallery, New York, NY

    February 7 — March 29, 2008 Michael Werner Gallery presents Five Points Make A Man, a special two-part exhibition of American artist James Lee Byars (1932–1997). Part one of the exhibition is Five Points Make A Man, performed here for the first time and presented daily in the gallery from 7 February to 1 March. This is followed from 3 to 29 March by an installation of Byars’s sculpture The Diamond Floor, exhibited […]

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Robert Sagerman: Never. Ever., Marcia Wood Gallery, Atlanta, GA

    January 24 — March 1, 2008 The titles of Sagerman’s paintings derive from the number of applied daubs of paint that make up each work. His rigorous process involves the application of thousands of ‘marks’ of oil paint using dozens of colors he mixes and applies in thick, textural layers often resembling dense, three-dimensional materials like astroturf, mounds of confetti, candies, ribbon, textiles and so on. Sagerman laboriously builds the paintings mark by […]

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David Smith: Sprays, Gagosian Gallery (Madison Ave.), New York, NY

    David Smith, Untitled, 1964 Spray enamel on canvas, 19 x 16 inches January 17 — February 23, 2008 American sculptor David Smith produced a distinctive body of work using commercial aerosol paint almost immediately upon its invention in the mid-nineteen-fifties. Wielding the spray can with the assurance of a welder’s torch and the immediacy of a paintbrush, Smith combined the sensations of sculpting, painting, and drawing. In these works on paper and canvas […]

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Group Show, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

    Kevin Finklea (left) & Richard Bottwin (right) February 1-29, 2008 A group exhibit of selected gallery artists, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures and installation by: Isabel Bigelow, Nancy Blum, Richard Bottwin, Kay Hwang, Joseph Hu, Kevin Finklea, Franco Mueller, Margaret Murphy, Jackie Tileston and Julie York. The show will also include invited artist Sara Hughes.

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Tony Smith: Smoke, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

    Opens February 16, 2008 Smoke, an asymmetrical network of 43 connected geometric elements fashioned from black-painted aluminum, now fills the 60-foot high atrium leading into the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Ahmanson Building, part of the original campus that recently has been renovated to join the new $56 million Broad Contemporary Art Museum, designed by Renzo Piano on Wilshire Boulevard. The renovations open on February 16.

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