John Weber: In Memoriam (1932-2008)

  Born in Los Angeles in 1932, New Yorker art dealer John Weber had a prominent role in the contemporary art world and was one of the first dealers in Soho in the 70s, leaving his mark on New York’s art scene of that period. Owner of the popular John Weber Gallery, which opened in West Broadway in Soho in 1971, he then moved to Chelsea in the ’90s where he began his rise in […]

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Ann Pibal, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

  Ann Pibal, BNKRS, 2007 Acrylic on aluminum, 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches May 8 — June 7, 2008 Pibal’s paintings feature deceptively simple compositions that utilize geometric motifs such as targets, rectangles, lines, and open cubes. Pibal works in both small-scale and large-scale formats, though no two paintings are exactly the same size. The compositions, executed in acrylic on thin aluminum panels, suggest shifting situations, motion or entropy; there is an active approach to […]

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Alan Ebnother: Upcoming Exhibitions

  Alan Ebnother, March 18 2008 Oil and pigments on aluminum, 40 x 40 inches View of work in Color Blind at Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art  Alan Ebnother: Painting Green Arte Moderna Ammann Modern Art, Locarno, Switzerland May 17 — June 14, 2008 Color Blind: Black, White, and Gray in Contemporary Art Cardwell Jimmerson Contemporary Art, Culver City, CA May 24 — June 21, 2008

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Dan Flavin / Josef Albers, Gering & Lopez Gallery, New York, NY

  May 4 — June 14, 2008 Gering & López Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Dan Flavin and Josef Albers. Pairing two highly influential artists of the 20th Century, the exhibition will allow the viewer to rediscover, evaluate and place into a new context these very diverse materializations of color and line. Though Albers and Flavin used vastly different approaches, both challenged the function of perception and went on to make significant contributions […]

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Manfred Mohr: Upcoming Exhibitions

  Manfred Mohr, P350-d, 1984-91, 200 x 200 cm View of It from Bit: Manfred Mohr & Gabriel Orozco Grazyna Kulczyk Foundation   bit international – [Nove] tendencije Computer und visuelle Forschung – Zagreb 1961-1973 ZKM | Medienmuseum Karlsruhe, Germany February 23, 2008 — February 22, 2009   Infinity and Beyond: Mathematics in Contemporary Art The Heckscher Museum of Art, Huntington, New York April 19 — June 22, 2008   Bildertausch 3: New Presentation of […]

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Be Part of the Solution: Renewable Energy, Bear Creek Wind Farm, Bald Mountain, PA

  MINUS SPACE is now powered by wind. Community Energy is committed to increasing the domestic supply of clean, fuel-free energy and is delivering real solutions to climate change in the form of new wind power generation and carbon offsets. The cost for wind power is two and a half (2.5) cents more per kilowatt-hour than standard power. For the average NYC resident, this adds up to about $10/ month more on your electric bill, […]

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Michael Zahn: As Michael Zahn, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

  May 29 — July 3, 2008 Eleven Rivington presents an exhibition of new paintings by Brooklyn-based artist Michael Zahn. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and his first with the gallery. The work at Eleven Rivington, As Michael Zahn, presents a picture of an exhibition as an immersive domain, and mediates the various networks in which contemporary painting is enmeshed, including the artist’s studio, the gallery, domestic interiors, and common […]

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Sharon Brant & Li Trincere in No Chromopobia, OK Harris Works of Art, New York, NY

  Works by Li-Trincere May 31-July 11, September 2-6, 2008 An exhibition of non-objective color paintings. Participating artists include Carla Aurich, Diane Ayott, Kate Beck, Siri Berg, Sharon Brant, Cathleen Daley, Julie Gross, Molly Heron, Kazuko Inoue, Marthe Keller, Joanne Klein, Pat Lipsky, Joanne Mattera, Lynn McCarty, Joan Mellon, Margaret Neill, Mary Obering, Doug Ohlson, Rose Olson, Paula Overbay, Susan Post, Cora Roth, Rebecca Salter, Susan Schwalb, Yuko Shiraishi, Louise P. Sloane, Linda Stillman, Rella […]

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Drawing a Conclusion, Peloton, Sydney, Australia

  May 15 — June 7, 2008 Curated by Danny Lacy, the exhibition includes works by Ernesto Burgos, Nadine Christensen, Matthew Deleget, Anthony Farrell, Torben Giehler, Lily Hibberd, Chris LG Hill, Heidi Linck, Nick Mangan, Rob McHaffie, Ola Vasiljeva, Gabriella & Silvana Mangano.

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No Thing Impossible, Tobey Fine Arts, New York, NY

  Peter Pezzimenti, Really Having Fun Like Jobless Fucking People, 2008 Flashe on wood, 27 x 24 inches May 9 — July 3, 2008 Tobey Fine Arts presents No Thing Impossible, a group exhibition of non-objective works made with non-art materials.  Participating artists include Shinsuke Aso, Keiko Narahashi, Jim Nolan & Peter Pezzimenti.

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Half Square Half Crazy, Published by Cornerhouse, 2007

  This publication explores the re-examination or the redeployment of forms and devices drawn from Minimal art by numerous contemporary artists. Taking into account their present adoption by the cultural and design industries, these artists update the inherent contradiction of the neo-avant-gardes of the 1960s—between an aspiration for the autonomy of art, and the heteronomy of the means to achieve this. Looking back on the aporias of such an historical heritage, the practices discussed here […]

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Jonathan Hartshorn & Joyce Kim: No Greater Solitude, Thierry Goldberg Projects, New York, NY

  Joyce Kim, Piano, 2008 Acrylic and acrylic foil on canvas, 50 x 44 inches May 9 — June 8, 2008 Thierry Goldberg Projects is pleased to present “No Greater Solitude,” a two-person show about the reclusive nature of abstraction and memory, with drawings and installation by Jonathan Hartshorn and paintings by Joyce Kim. Perilous and murky, the works struggle with remembrance, personal and historical, in bleak retrospect.

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Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future , Boston Institute of Contemporary Art , Boston, MA

  Anish Kapoor, Past, Present, Future, 2006 May 30 — September 7, 2008  Anish Kapoor: Past, Present, Future assembles 13 works made since 1980, a period in which Kapoor’s sculptures and installations have grown increasingly ambitious and complex. The first U.S. museum survey of Kapoor’s art in more than 15 years, and the first ever to be seen on the East Coast, the exhibition premieres a new resin sculpture and features many pieces on view […]

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On Kawara: 10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

  May 18 — August 24, 2008  For more than four decades, On Kawara has created paintings, drawings, and books that mark time in various ways, from paintings of individual dates to mailed postcards to diagrams and charts of weeks and months. On Kawara: 10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages at the Dallas Museum of Art will mark one of Kawara’s very rare exhibitions in a United States museum, and will in fact be his first […]

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Statements: Beuys, Flavin, Judd, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

  Donald Judd, Untitled, 1971 Anodized aluminum, Collection Walker Art Center,  Gift of the T.B. Walker Foundation, 1971 May 15, 2008 — July 12, 2009  Joseph Beuys, Dan Flavin, and Donald Judd were contemporaries of thought rather than form. Each took sculpture off its pedestal—literally and figuratively—and expanded the conventions of what constitutes a work of art, influencing scores of artists to do the same. Grouping Beuys, Flavin, and Judd in a new exhibition from […]

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Max Neuhaus: Circumscription Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

  (left to right) Max Neuhaus, Drawing: Three to One, 1992 Colored pencil on paper, 35 1/4 x 29 1/8 inches Sound Work References: Exhibition: Documenta 9, Collection: Documenta, Location: AOK Building, Kassel, Germany Dimensions: 7 x 16 x 3 meters; Extant: 1992-present May 4 — August 10, 2008  Max Neuhaus belongs to a generation of artists whose work changed the parameters and transformed the experience of art in the 1960s. A pioneer in the […]

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Breath of Life, by Alexandra Anderson-Spivy, Artnet Magazine, May 2, 2008

  George Rickey, Carousel IV, 1994 “The galleries showing George Rickey’s sculpture post wall labels next to every piece reading “Please Don’t Touch and Don’t Blow.” No wonder. It’s hard to resist the urge to apply a surreptitious little push to these supremely elegant abstractions. For Rickey was the 20th-century master of kinetic innovation and his fluid geometric constructions are born to move. His stacked hollow rectangles and circles and wavering columns of stainless steel, […]

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The Day the Lights Went On, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine, May 5, 2008

  Installation view at Zwirner & Wirth “Works of art often last forever, or nearly so. But exhibitions themselves, especially gallery exhibitions, are like flowers; they bloom and then they die, then exist only as memories, or pressed in magazines and books. Unless someone has the time, money and obsession to regather the work, research how it appeared and rehang a show — and the Zwirner & Wirth gallery has all those things, plus the […]

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Gerwald Rockenschaub: Swing, Kunsthalle Bern, Switzerland

  May 10 — July 27, 2008 Kunsthalle Bern presents Swing, a solo-show by Gerwald Rockenschaub (b. 1952, Vienna), renowned pioneer of the crossover of minimalism and pop, design and club culture. For his exhibition in Bern, Gerwald Rockenschaub designed three new, large room installations, which were developed using a meticulously calculated virtual Kunsthalle. These installations will enter into a suspenseful dialogue with five new animated movies as well as several existing works.

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Unfinished Business: Dutch Abstracts, Kunstverein Medienturm Graz, Austria

    Thomas Wildner, certain improbability, 1 move, 59 steps, 2006 May 9 — July 5, 2008 Kunstverein Medienturm in Graz presents the group show UNFINISHED BUSINESS – DUTCH ABSTRACTS. The exhibition with Dutch-based artists, working in the field of non-objective /abstract art, features as a second part of a duo exhibition, the first part being AUSTRIAN ABSTRACTS in Amsterdam, 2006. Nowadays, one can sense a new interest in modernism and its variants amongst younger […]

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Charles Pollock: Stacked Color, Paintings from the 1960s, Jason McCoy Gallery, New York, NY

  Charles Pollock, NY 1, 1968 Acrylic on canvas, 44 x 30 inches May 8 – June 14, 2008 Jason McCoy presents a selected group of Charles Pollock’s (1902-1988) paintings and works on paper from the 1960s. The 1960s marked a period of artistic freedom for Charles Pollock. He took a sabbatical year in Rome in 1962 and became an artist-in-residence at the University of Pennsylvania in 1965 and 1967. In 1967, he received both […]

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Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  March 7, 2008 – ongoing This installation, drawn from the Museum’s collection of paintings by Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, focuses specifically on the fertile years between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, during which each artist identified the style and format that would engage him for the rest of his career. Reinhardt’s and Rothko’s ideas about form and color challenged and reconsidered European artistic traditions and philosophies, giving rise to a unique […]

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Esther Stocker: Abstract Thought is a Warm Puppy, CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium

  Esther Stocker, Was sind das für Dinge, die wir voraussetzen? (Quine), 2005 Site specific installation / wood, 8.5 x 4 x 3.2 m approx. Installation view at Galerie Krobath Wimmer, Vienna, Photo: W. Woessner May 9 — June 15, 2008 CCNOA presents the new large site-specific installation entitled Abstract Thought Is A Warm Puppy by Italian artist Esther Stocker in their main space, a retrospective of collaborative works by Alexandra Dementieva (RU/B) & Aernoudt […]

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Ruth Pastine: Ever Present, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  May 10 — July 5, 2008 The Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to announce the exhibition Ever Present, featuring work by California-based artist Ruth Pastine. Ruth Pastine’s nearly monochrome paintings invest in the perceptual experience of color, light, and temperature. Suspending preconceived notions about visual experience, she investigates the mercurial shift of warm and cool color identities. The complementary oil colors are worked together on the canvas inch-by-inch, wet in wet , layer upon […]

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Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

  May 4 — September 21, 2008 In Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, over fifty key works by 32 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture.

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When Donald Judd Came to Portland, PORT — Portland Art + News + Reviews

  “The Portland Center for Visual Arts (PCVA) was based on a very simple premise: artists talking to artists. The PCVA was founded in 1971 by three artists Jay Backstrand, Mel Katz, and Michele Russo. The exhibition space was located on the third floor of 117 NW Fifth Ave. Katz wanted to give something to the community as well as bring to Portland some of the things that he missed from New York. Usually, the […]

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Juan Gopar, José Herrera, Emi Fierro & Juan Matos Capote, Dak’Art 08, Biennale Off, Dakar, Senegal, Curator Celestino Hernandez

  Juan Matos Capote, 7 Geometric Designs to Better Serve Society (Plans of Table Arrangements in New York City Restaurants) (detail), 2008 Vinyl on used and washed cotton restaurant napkins, 7 pieces,  50 x 46 cm each, 50 x 382 cm overall, 7 designs (in different colors) of table placements in New York City’s restaurants (in some of which the artist, as well as other immigrant fellows, worked) May 10  — June 14, 2008 This exhibition is made […]

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