John Armleder & Olivier Mosset, Contemporary Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

    Olivier Mosset, Untitled, 1970 Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm May 9 — August 3, 2008 The Contemporary presents an ambitious exhibition with John Armleder and Olivier Mosset, two of the most influential artists working today, and whose work remains under-recognized in the United States. This widely anticipated exhibition—the inaugural show of the Contemporary’s new curatorial team—introduces the museum’s newest program of exhibitions, publications and events.  Signaling its commitment to artist-centered exhibitions, […]

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Olafur Eliasson: Take Your Time, Museum of Modern Art & PS1, New York, NY

  Installation view at PS1, photo by Michael Nagle April 20 — June 30, 2008 Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Scandinavia, while foregrounding the sensory experience of the work itself. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over fifteen years of Eliasson’s career. His […]

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Jack Tworkov: The Late Paintings, Acme Fine Art, Boston, MA

  Jack Tworkov, Q1 75 #3, 1975  Oil on canvas, 72 x 72 inches March 28 — May 3, 2008 ACME Fine Art presents an exhibition of important oil paintings by one of New York School’s most distinguished practitioners, Jack Tworkov. The exhibition will feature paintings from the final 15 years of Tworkov’s distinguished career. Jack Tworkov was born on the cusp of the twentieth century in Biala, Poland, emigrated to the United States in […]

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George Rickey: Selected Sculptures from the Estate, Maxwell Davison Gallery, New York, NY

  George Rickey, Tree, 1956 Stainless steel and polychrome, 35 1/2 x 19 inches April 1 — May 17, 2008  The Maxwell Davidson Gallery presents an exhibition of works by George Rickey. While this is an unprecedented fifteenth exhibition for the artist at the Maxwell Davidson Gallery, it marks the first time the Estate of George Rickey has made a significant group of works available for sale. The exhibition will be retrospective in scope, tracing […]

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Kate Shepherd: Schroeder Practices, Dieu Donne, New York, NY

    Kate Shepherd, Untitled, 2006 Blow-out on handmade paper, 40 x 30 inches April 17 — May 31, 2008 Dieu Donné presents an exhibition of new works by painter Kate Shepherd. A full-color publication with essay by Maxwell Heller is available. Shepherd developed a new body of work in handmade paper through the Lab Grant Program for mid-career artists. These luminous, structural forms reveal another lineage of Shepherd’s exploration of color and the desire […]

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To Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art, Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, NY

  Mel Bochner, Theorem of Pythagoras, 1997 Wood engraving on handmade paper, 22 x 17-1/2 inches April 19 — June 22, 2008 Our era is driven by the possibilities inherent in reducing countless observations to one mathematical formula and of generating seemingly random phenomena from a set of precise rules. The geometry of the universe has been summarized in E=mc 2, the Book of Life has been translated into the four-letter code of DNA, and […]

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Ad Reinhardt, by Michael Corris, Reaktion Books, January 2008, £25.00

  Purchase on Amazon.com Born in Buffalo, New York, Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) was a highly influential pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. His influence as teacher, writer, activist and critic was as significant as his art – Reinhardt taught at Brooklyn College from 1947 to 1967, and during this time also lectured at the California School of Fine Arts, the University of Wyoming, Yale University and Hunter College, New York. In latter times Ad Reinhardt […]

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Danish Konkrete: A Survey Show of Danish, Geometrical Paintings from 1950 to 2000, Rocket Gallery, London, UK

  Helge Ernst, Ramloese august, 1950 Oil on canvas, 65 x 88 cm April 11 — May 31, 2008 In Denmark ‘Konkret’ is used widely as a term to describe art that is geometrically-based – art that is not figurative nor Cobra expressionistic abstraction. The Danish ‘Konkret’ artists have never been as widely acknowledged as their Cobra colleagues, so this show offers a reassessment of their distinct form of abstraction which finds many echoes in […]

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Currents 102: Sarah Oppenheimer, Saint Louis Art Museum, St. Louis, MO

  Installation view April 11 — July 6, 2008 Currents 102: Sarah Oppenheimer is an exhibition by the artist, entitled Horizontal Roll, that offers a cinematic view of contemporary works in the Museum’s collection. Oppenheimer creates installations that reconfigure the built environment. In Horizontal Roll, she uses architecture to generate a “filmic” experience. Shaped holes puncture walls, framing vistas into adjacent spaces constructing views of works of art from the Museum’s contemporary collection. Each hole operates […]

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Jean Shin: Dress Code, Fallon Federal Building, Baltimore, MD

  Jean Shin, Dress Code, 2008 Cut fabric (military uniforms and naturalized citizen’s clothes), beva adhesive on eighteen painted aluminum composite panels, overall: 14.25 x 58.5 feet Commissioned by General Services Administration, Art in Architecture Permanent Installation at the Fallon Federal Building 31 Hopkins Plaza, Baltimore, MD

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Christa Blatchford: See Around, Artists Space, New York, NY, Curated by Meredith Johnson

  Christa Blatchford, See Around, 2008 2 screen production still of video installation April 25 — June 21, 2008 Brooklyn-based artist Christa Blatchford explores the perceptual and physical conditions of seeing, translating location through personal and sensory reference. By focusing on her subject with an extended gaze, and slightly altering fragments frame by frame, she draws attention to elements normally passed over by the quick encounter. In See Around, a four-channel video installation, Blatchford examines […]

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The Discerning Eye of Rose Marie Frick, Aucocisco, Portland, ME

  Don Voisine, Argyle – Green, 2008 Oil on wood, 16 x 16 inches April 2-26, 2008 This group show was curated by Rose Marie Frick, and features work by artists for whom she has had an enduring interest. As an independent consultant and curator, and owner of the Frick Gallery in Belfast, Maine, she has carefully observed the artists in this show for several years.

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Mark Dagley: Shaped Canvas, Selections from 1987

Installation view

April 2008

MINUS SPACE presents a solo exhibition by New York artist Mark Dagley. Dagley presented four shaped paintings -- two monochromes and two with checkerboard patterns -- which were originally produced in 1987. Dagley made the works in William S. Burrough's Bunker space on the Bowery in NYC, exhibited them later that year at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Soho, and subsequently put them into storage. Dagley's exhibition at MINUS SPACE marks the first time the works will be shown publicly in more than twenty years.

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Plastic Fantastic Formalism: Mark Dagley, by Nora Griffin

Here we are far from the living-room and close to science-fiction Jean Baudrillard, “The Ecstasy of Communication” Your aluminum finish slightly diminished is the best I ever have seen Jefferson Airplane, “Plastic Fantastic Lover” In 1987, the year Mark Dagley’s paintings currently on view at Minus Space were first exhibited at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, abstract painting was exploring its newfound relationship to the digital age. The hard-edge lines and shapes that had been a mainstay […]

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Punk Noise & Paint, Interview with Mark Dagley, by Don Voisine

Abstract artist and musician Mark Dagley has been working in New York and Europe for over twenty-five years. Drawing from various postwar art movements and developments: Op Art, Washington Color School, Monochrome Painting, as well as European modes of art making, such as Support/Surface and Radical Painting, Mark has created a diffuse, yet particularly American body of work. Last spring Mark retrieved a group of paintings he had in storage at his parents’ home in […]

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