Properties, IS Projects, Leiden, The Netherlands

  René Eicke, gesso on canvas, 70×100 cm August 17 — October 5, 2008 Featuring artists Iemke van Dijk, René Eicke, Pieter Geraedts, Jasper van der Graaf, Sarah Keighery, Alexandra Roozen, Léopoldine Roux & Clary Stolte.

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Julian Dashper, Kyle Jenkins & Tilman in My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

  August 20 — September 13, 2008 Organized by CCNOA and curated by Tilman, the exhibition includes artists Justin Andrews (AUS), John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Helen Calder (NZ), Julian Dashper (NZ), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Billy Gruner (AUS), Andre Hemer (NZ), Clemens Hollerer (A), Andrew Huston (UK/USA), Simon Ingram (NZ), Kyle Jenkins (AUS), Klaas Kloosterboer (Nl), Pippa Makgill (NZ), Rossana Martinez (USA), Simon Morris […]

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Billy Gruner: Collective Monochrome 13, Sarah Keighery: Abstract Lines, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

  Installation by Billy Gruner   Installation by Sarah Keighery August 9 — October 11, 2008 Hebel_121 presents a two-person exhibition by Australian artists Billy Gruner and Sarah Keighery.  Both Gruner and Keighery will be included in MINUS SPACE’s upcoming exhibition at PS1 in October 2008.

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Tomma Abts, By Laura Hoptman, Bruce Hainley & Jan Verwoert, Phaidon Press, 2008

  Click image to purchase on Amazon.com This volume on Tomma Abts (b. 1967) is published in conjuction with the exhibition at New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art (April 9 – June 29, 2008). It explores how the artist creates forms that delight the eye and challenge the mind. While working within strict parameters, Abts has reinvented abstraction for the twenty-first century. This is the first monograph on Abts, providing an extensive overview of […]

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Geo/Metric: Prints and Drawings from the Collection, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  Lyubov Popova, Untitled from Six Prints. (c. 1916-1917) Linoleum cut title page with watercolor & gouache additions from a portfolio of six linoleum cuts June 11 — August 18, 2008 This exhibition, which inaugurates a series of newly opened galleries on the Museum’s second floor, surveys the widespread and recurring impulse toward geometric abstraction in modern and contemporary art. Artists representing various movements and geographical backgrounds are featured: Cubist, Dada, and Russian avant-garde artists of […]

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American Abstract Art of the 1930s and 1940s: The J. Donald Nichols Collection, By Robert Knott, Published by Harry N. Abrams, 1998

Click image to purchase on Amazon.com This book is new to us, although it’s been out for more than a decade.  We just saw it today at The Morgan Library & Museum bookstore.  About the book: After attending Wake Forest University on an athletic scholarship, J. Donald Nichols played professional baseball with the Baltimore Orioles. From there he went into the real estate development business. He has built more than 175 shopping centers throughout the […]

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Julian Dashper, Kyle Jenkins, Jan van der Ploeg & Tilman in Und, Croxhapox, Ghent, Belgium

  Image by Ward Denys August 31 — September 14, 2008 Organized by Billy Gruner (AUS), Tilman (D/B) & Jan van der Ploeg (NL) in cooperation with CCNOA Brussels (B). Participating artists include: Julian Dashper (NZ), Koen Delaere (NL), Ward Denys (B), Sacha Goerg (CH/B), Michelle Grabner (USA), Billy Gruner (AUS), Ro Hagers ((NL), Kyle Jenkins (AUS), Sarah Keigherty (AUS), Andrew Leslie (AUS), Gerold Miller (D), Leopoldine Roux (F/B), Ton Schuttelaar (NL), Ingrid-Maria Sinibaldi (F), […]

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Leiden Assemblage No. 1, Gallery Le Petit Port, Leiden, The Netherlands

  August 24 —September 7, 2008 Gallery Le Petit Port in Leiden presents the international group show Leiden Assemblage No. 1. Guest curators and artists Billy Gruner (AUS) and Jan Maarten Voskuil gathered an international group of artists to integrate their work as a ‘social assemblage’ in a surround mural by Daniel Gottin (CH). This Swiss artist known for his spatial interventions, often with tape, made a design especially for the front room or window […]

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Jasper Johns: Gray, By Douglas W. Druick & James Rondeau, Published by Art Institute of Chicago, 2007

Click image to purchase on Amazon.com The exhibition catalogue includes essays by James Rondeau; Douglas Druick; Mark Pascale, associate curator, prints and drawings, Art Institute of Chicago; Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, University of Texas-Austin; Barbara Rose, noted Johns scholar; and Kelly Keegan, assistant painting conservator, and Kristin Lister, conservator of paintings, Art Institute of Chicago; as well as an interview with the artist by Nan Rosenthal, senior consultant, Department of […]

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Marietta Hoferer: Off the Grid, Academy Art Museum, Easton, Maryland

  August 1-30, 2008 Hoferer creates dazzling hybrid forms that are rooted in elements of drawing, collage, craft and the all-encompassing mixed-media. The resulting, unframed works present rich layers of pattern and light that inspire through their craftsmanship and subtle beauty. One reviewer from the Boston Globe offered his observation of Hoferer’s work stating, “(They) could be lace doilies, or enlarged snowflakes — no one like another. . . Sometimes it splatters over a design, […]

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Recent Brooklyn Rail Posts

  July 2008 Meeting Imi and Blinky at Dia: Beacon, by Sharon Butler  Philip Guston Works on Paper, by John Yau   June 2008  David Novros with Phong Bui, by Phong Bui  Wynn Kramarsky with William Corbett, by William Corbett  Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008), by Dorothea Rockburne & Nan Rosenthal  Mel Bochner, by David Markus  Milton Resnick: A Question of Seeing, by Thomas Micchelli  Weltanschauung and Abstract Painting, by Robert C. Morgan  Rebecca Horn: […]

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Imi Knoebel: 24 Colors—for Blinky, 1977, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY

  Installation view May 17, 2008 — ongoing Dia Art Foundation presents Imi Knoebel’s 24 Colors—for Blinky (1977), at Dia:Beacon. This epic cycle of 21 paintings marks Knoebel’s first sustained engagement with color in its manifold guises. Viewed by him as a gift from his close friend, German painter Blinky Palermo, color would become for Knoebel a primary agent in an ongoing exploration of the metaphysics of picture making. This presentation of 24 Colors—for Blinky […]

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John Armleder, Olivier Mosset & Haim Steinbach, Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery, New York, NY

    Installation view: John Armleder, Baptisia leucantha and Flush (2008) June 12 — August 15, 2008 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery presents a focused show that includes three distinctly related artists, John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, and Haim Steinbach. By employing an aesthetic scheme of trilogies, the exhibition permits three single works of art to create an immediate, reactive dialogue among the artists’ concerns. For the inaugural show, Armleder, Mosset and Steinbach’s reductive manipulation of space and […]

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Constraction, Deitch Projects, New York, NY

  Installation view, Left: Joe Bradley,  Right: Tauba Auerbach, Above: Peter Coffin,  Floor: Tauba Auerbach June 28 — August 9, 2008 CONSTRACTION, an exhibition of conceptual abstraction curated by Kathy Grayson, features Tauba Auerbach, Joe Bradley, Peter Coffin, Xylor Jane, Mitzi Pederson, and Ara Peterson. While the Spring 2008 exhibition SUBSTRACTION, curated by Nicola Vassell, explored street-inspired action painter abstraction, this sister exhibition complements our survey of new trends in abstraction by comprising the best […]

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Buckminster Fuller: Starting with the Universe, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

  Photo Librado Romero/The New York Times June 26 — September 21, 2008 One of the great American visionaries of the twentieth century, R. Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) endeavored to see what he, a single individual, might do to benefit the largest segment of humanity while consuming the minimum of the earth’s resources. Doing “more with less” was Fuller’s credo. He described himself as a “comprehensive anticipatory design scientist,” setting forth to solve the escalating challenges […]

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Imageless: The Scientific Study and Experimental Treatment of an Ad Reinhardt Black Painting, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

  Walter Rosenblum. Thomas Hess papers,  Archives of American Art, Smithsonian Institution July 11 — September 14, 2008 Ad Reinhardt’s Black Painting, 1960–66 (1960–66) was donated to the Guggenheim Museum in 2000 by AXA Art Insurance Corporation as a study painting after it was deemed irreparably damaged. Over the course of seven years, conservators, scientists, curators, and artists collaborated to examine the issues surrounding the conservation of this painting, including the inherent vulnerability of monochromatic […]

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