Mark Dagley: Shaped Canvas, Selections from 1987

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.

Mark Dagley (b. 1957, Washington, DC) has exhibited his work nationally and internationally. Recent and upcoming exhibitions include McKenzie Fine Art (NYC), Sydney Non Objective (Australia), NyeHaus (NYC), San Antonio Museum of Art (TX), Up & Co (NYC, London), Riflemaker Gallery (London), Jersey City Museum (NJ), Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (NJ), The Shore Institute of Contemporary Art (NJ), Axel Raben Gallery (NYC), and Galeria Leyendecker (Tenerife, Spain).

He is a member of American Abstract Artists and his work has been reviewed in publications, such as ARTFORUM, The Brooklyn Rail, Flash Art, and the New York Sun. His work is included in the collections of The Broad Art Foundation, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, Swiss Credit Union, Foundation Prini, Hoffman/LaRoche, Henkel Gmbh., and EMI, among others.

Mark Dagley also co-founded and directs Abaton Garage, a project room in Jersey City, NJ, and Abaton Book Company, specializing in artist editions, book projects, cds and videos. A color catalog accompanies the exhibition, with texts by Matthew Deleget & Nora Griffin, and a comprehensive interview by Don Voisine.