Carl Andre: Western Red Cedar, Paula Cooper Gallery (534 W. 21st), New York, NY

  Carl Andre, 7 Hollow Square, 2008  September 6 — October 11, 2008 Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of new works by Carl Andre. Continuing his strategy of arranging standardized elements in geometric configurations, Andre’s new works take pre-cut columns of western red cedar wood as their constituent building blocks. Placing these timbers upright, Andre has delineated quadrilateral perimeters in an increasing numerical progression. This rational ordering system made visible in cedar wood animates […]

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Lisa Hamilton, Jane Kim / Thrust Projects, New York, NY

    Lisa Hamilton, Open Secret, 2008  Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches  October 17 — November 30, 2008  Jane Kim / Thrust Projects presents works by New York abstract painter Lisa Hamilton. Lisa Hamilton’s work is focused on the process of geometric constructions of color, shape, and line with an assertion of the materiality of paint. Building up and stripping down to the essential elements allows Hamilton to create and juxtapose opposing visual […]

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Tony Smith: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Matthew Marks Gallery (522 W. 22nd), New York, NY

    Installation view  September 13 — October 25, 2008 The exhibition presents two large-scale sculptures, Willy (1962) and New Piece (1966), made in Smith’s signature steel, painted black. Accompanying these works is a set of twenty charcoal drawings from 1954 and a single 14-foot long black and white painting, both of which represent the artist’s largest works in their respective mediums. Together, the works in this exhibition illustrate the diverse nature of Smith’s oeuvre. […]

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Paul Feeley: Nine Paintings, Matthew Marks Gallery (523 West 24th), New York, NY

    Paul Feeley: Corfu (February 22), 1962  Oil-based enamel on canvas, 60 x 48 inches  September 13 — October 25, 2008 The exhibition includes nine enamel on canvas paintings made between 1961 and 1964. Feeley’s abstract works with their bright colors, simple repetitive forms and symmetrical compositions occupy an important place in the history of twentieth-century American art. Feeley, alongside Morris Louis and Kenneth Noland, worked against the grain of the prevailing Abstract Expressionists […]

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Imi Knoebel: Works 1966-2006, by Wolfram Hogrebe, Johannes Stüttgen, Martin Schulz, Dirk Martin, Franz-Joachim Verspohl, Published by Kerber, 2008

  Click to purchase on Amazon.com Born in Dessau in 1940, Imi Knoebel is a leading figure of 1960s abstraction. He was a student in Joseph Beuys’ master class when he began to seriously question the role of the image in painting, and by 1968 he had formulated the foundation of his practice in the seminal installation “Raum 19,” which has continued to influence his work. Working in between painting and sculpture, Knoebel layers individual […]

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Giorgio Morandi: 1890-1964, Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, NY

  Giorgio Morandi, Still Life (Natura morta), 1956 Oil on canvas; 9 7/8 x 13 7/8 inches September 16 — December 14, 2008 This is a comprehensive survey—the first in this country—of the career of Giorgio Morandi, one of the greatest 20th-century masters of still-life and landscape painting in the tradition of Chardin and Cézanne. The exhibition presents approximately 110 paintings, watercolors, drawings, and etchings from his early “metaphysical” works to his late evanescent still […]

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Wendingen: A Journal for the Arts, 1918-1932, Peter Blum Gallery (Soho), New York, NY

  Cover of Volume 4, Issue 11, November 1922 Lithograph after a drawing by El Lissitzky September 18 — November 1, 2008 Peter Blum Gallery presents WENDINGEN: A Journal for the Arts, 1918-1932. On view is the complete set of 116 issues of the important art journal. Wendingen, meaning turnings or upheavals in Dutch, was a monthly publication organized by the Amsterdam art society Architectura et Amicitia. The first issue was published in January 1918, […]

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Stefana McClure: The Beat That My Heart Skipped, Josee Bienvenu Gallery, New York, NY

  Stefana McClure, earbud ball, 2008 iPod earphones, 41 inches circumference September 18 — October 25, 2008 Josée Bienvenu Gallery presents Stefana McClure’s fifth solo exhibition in New York. The Beat That My Heart Skipped (a line from a Jacques Dutronc song) takes its title from Jacques Audiard’s compelling 2005 film about a small-time hood who dreams of becoming a concert pianist, itself a riff on James Toback’s 1978 film Fingers. Distillation of time, obliteration […]

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Olle Baertling: A Modern Classic, by David Birnbaum & David Raskin, Published by Steidl/Swedish Books/Moderna Museet, 2007

  Click to purchase on Amazon.com As a concrete-abstract painter during the 1950s and 60s, Olle Baetling (1911-1981) developed a personal pictorial universe, while also occupying a firm position among the “Salon des Realites Nouvelles” and Galerie Denise Rene in Paris. His work was highly influential to American Op artists and Minimalists like Donald Judd.

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Michael Rouillard: Layered Compositions, Paintings and Drawings, Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, Santa Fe, NM

  September 5-27, 2008 Michael Rouillard has long been fascinated by the relationship of the seen to the unseen. He recalls painting both the backs and the fronts of his early paintings, and his installations have sometimes featured light emanating from behind walls or parts of paintings hidden behind architectural elements. His more recent work, including the new work in his upcoming exhibition at Charlotte Jackson Fine Art, reflects this interest through the technique of […]

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Edges of Darkness, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany

  Installation view September 5 — October 25, 2008 The exhibition Edges of Darkness at Hamish Morrison Galerie showcases artists working from various different aesthetic angles using black. From artists whose names are synonymous with black such as Ad Reinhardt, to others, most strikingly the Spanish painter Prudencio Irazabal, whose focus has been the antithesis to black – light and colour. As the title suggests, rather than a severe, minimilist or monochromatic standpoint it is […]

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Material Color, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

  Joanne Mattera, Vicolo 35, 2008 Carved encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches October 5, 2008— January 31, 2009 The exhibition, curated by Mary Birmingham, includes Cecilia Biagini, Alana Bograd, Ivana Brenner, Omar Chacon, Carlos Estrada-Vega, Peter Fox, Vincent Hamel, Gregg Hill, Wil Jansen, Vadim Katznelson, Lori Kirkbridge, Kathleen Kucka, James Lecce, Markus Linnenbrink, Joanne Mattera, Carolanna Parlato, Paul Russo, Robert Sagerman, Louise P. Sloane, Leslie Wayne.

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Bram Bogart: Recent Paintings, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, NY

  September 11 — October 11, 2008 Jacobson Howard Gallery presents an exhibition devoted to the work of Bram Bogart. Bogart was born in 1921 in Delft, and lived variously in Paris, Rome, and Brussels. In the 1960’s he gained Belgium nationality and began what was to be the work that characterized his career. Throughout that career Bogart has been linked to such diverse groups and movements as Abstract Expressionism, Tachism/l’art informele, and Art Concrete. […]

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Joanna Pousette-Dart, Moti Hasson Gallery, New York, NY

  September 9 — November 1, 2008 Presenting nine new paintings and several drawings, Joanna Pousette-Dart began making shaped panels while working in the Southwest. Her perceptions of the Southwest are realized in the physical shapes of her paintings as well as her glowing palette. She has stated that her concerns in these paintings were in creating a sense of movement through space as opposed to a fixed perspective. Drawing that changes from line to […]

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Joanne Freeman & Kim Uchiyama: Recent Works, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY

  Joanne Freeman, Caprice, 2008 (left) Oil and wax on shaped panel, 35 x 17 inches Kim Uchiyama, Untitled, 2008 (right) Oil on canvas, 18 x 14 inches September 4 — October 11, 2008 Lohin Geduld Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama. This exhibition pairs two artists who view abstract painting as the ultimate means to explore complex ideas concerning nature and culture. By employing an implied grid […]

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Katharina Grosse: Un altro uomo che ha fatto sgocciolare il suo pennello, Palazzina dei Giardini, Modena, Italy

    Installation view September 19, 2008— January 6, 2009 “Katharina Grosse,” writes Milovan Farronato, “is an artist who takes over the exhibition space, at times highlighting and at other times departing from the architectural structure. Hers is an exploded painting which contemplates expression in terms of volume thus becoming a composite environment, the logic of which is defined in terms of ratios of scale, the coming together/clashing of the full and the void, negative […]

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Active Forms, Eleven Rivington, New York, NY

  Installation view September 5 — October 5, 2008 Eleven Rivington presents a group exhibition of Brazilian artists titled ACTIVE FORMS. Curated by Fernanda Arruda, it brings together abstract works on paper and sculpture by Edgard de Souza, Marcius Galan, Mira Schendel and Camila Sposati. The show expands on the rich and significant history of Latin American conceptual abstraction and provides a contemporary view as it is practiced by a current generation – and contextualized […]

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Dan Flavin: The 1964 Green Gallery Exhibition, by Jeffrey Weiss, Published by Steidl/Zwirner & Wirth, 2008

  Click to purchase on Amazon.com This book examines a seminal 1964 Dan Flavin exhibition at New York’s influential (though short-lived) Green Gallery, which broke new ground–and marked a turning-point in the artist’s career–with the first series of works composed of colored fluorescent light tubes. The exhibition included seminal works like “the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Robert Rosenblum)” (1963) and “a primary picture” (1964). This volume coincides with Zwirner & Wirth’s recreation of […]

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Positionen ruduzierter Malerei, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany

  Dirk Rathke, Untitled (565 & 564), 2006-2008 Acrylic on canvas, 2 parts, approximately 74 x 61 x 7 cm each September 12 — October 11, 2008 Participating artists: Stephan Baumkötter, Joachim Grommek, Marcia Hafif, Joseph Marioni, Dirk Rathke, Rolf Rose, Phil Sims und Peter Tollens.

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You Said He Said She Said, Seiler + Mosseri-Marlio Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland

Terry Haggerty, Side by Side 2, 2008 Acrylic on canvas on wood, 145 x 122 cm August 29 — October 4, 2008 YOU SAID HE SAID SHE SAID is a group show of New York based artists whose work to date spans various media and who have enjoyed exploring space, senses, sensitivity and scenarios. The works selected for this show enjoy a common thread of lines, shapes and declinations thereof, weaving a combined presence and […]

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Aan Het Licht Gericht, De Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands

  Installation view August 30 — October 5, 2008 Participating artists: Geeske Bijker, Rene van den Bos, Noël Drieghe, Daniel Göttin, Jasper van der Graaf, Arjan Jansen, Ditty Ketting, Jan van der Ploeg, Tonneke Sengers, Jan Maarten Voskuil.

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Julian Dashper solo exhibition Pretty Minimal, Sue Crockford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

  Installation view September 16 — October 11, 2008 Dashper’s work focuses on the histories, theories and more general or popular ideas of abstraction, conceptualism, and minimalism as a working methodology. The geographical positioning of New Zealand globally and how this country receives and disseminates visual information is also a core subject in Dashper’s work. His practice manifests itself in various forms, including paintings, unique photographs of paintings, found objects infused with abstract images and […]

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Rob Lye: The Hand You Have Been Dealt, Supplement, London, United Kingdom

  Installation view September 6-28, 2008 Supplement Gallery is a series of 6 solo exhibitions. Each exhibition will be accompanied by an editioned work by the artist that exists in dialogue with the show. For its fifth exhibition Supplement presents a new work by Rob Lye. For The Hand You Have Been Dealt Lye has explored the workings of an artist led gallery space. Lye’s practice involves the use of non-linear narratives, he is interested […]

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Sydney Ball: In Light of Colour, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

  September 9-28, 2008 In 2007 Sydney Ball revisited the direct pictorial architecture of his Canto paintings to develop Structures 2, a series of radiant abstract colour works. The modernist architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe and Zaha Hadid – and their open-ended, problem-solving approach to refined ‘architectonic form’ – provided a framework that resonated with Ball’s artistic practice.  As a young man, Ball worked as an architectural draughtsman before moving to New York in […]

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Will Lamson: Actions, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

  Will Lamson, Actions 24-minute performance September 6 — October 11, 2008 Marty Walker Gallery presents ACTIONS, an exhibition featuring new video and photography by Brooklyn artist William Lamson. Lamson’s video Actions depicts 33 short video performances involving the artist, black balloons and low-tech yet carefully calculated machinations designed to perform a variety of feats, both humorous, yet comically sinister. Although wildly entertaining, there is a sense of the macabre in the corporeal quality of […]

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: (In)formed by Color, Americas Society, New York, NY

  Carlos Cruz-Diez, Maze of Chromosaturation and Chromatic Walkway, 1969 Public Intervention, Odeón Métro Station, Paris September 10 — December 13, 2008 Americas Society presents Carlos Cruz-Diez’s first solo show in a major United States cultural institution. Focusing on the relationship between color and perception, the exhibition seeks to correct the limited understanding and visibility of Cruz-Diez, one of Latin America’s Kinetic art masters. (In) formed by Color: Carlos Cruz-Diez will feature Cromosaturación, a site-specific […]

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Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

    David Novros, 4.24, 1965 Acrylic paint and metallic powder on canvas, four parts Overall: 92 ½ x 100 ½ in. (234.9 x 255.3 cm) Collection of Blanton Museum of Art September 28, 2008 – January 18, 2009 The Blanton Museum of Art presents a groundbreaking exhibition of work by artists associated with the Park Place Gallery, a prominent artists’ cooperative space in 1960s New York. With their specific aesthetics, the group was often […]

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Kate Shepherd: Stack Shack, Glenn Horowitz Bookseller, East Hampton, NY

  September 20 — November 10, 2008 Kate Shepherd has said of her work that “all art making is a project.” Glenn Horowitz Bookseller presents an exhibition of new work in which Shepherd demonstrates her commitment to the idea of art as an ongoing search for solutions. Stack Shack is an exhibition of paintings, wall drawings and prints, as well as less traditional art objects such as blocks and puzzles. The work calls to mind […]

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John Clement: Alee, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  September 13 — November 1, 2008 Right on the heels of Hurricane Ike, Gallery Sonja Roesch presents an exhibition featuring work by New York City-based artist John Clement. Starting with a coil of spiraling bent steel pipes, Clement diligently, but playfully, cuts, bends, joins, and welds the pipes into different interweaving and interconnecting arrangements. At once an ordinary industrial material is transformed into a whimsical and monumental line drawing in space. The curved form […]

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Nora Griffin: Girl and a Gun, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ

  September 7 — October 2, 2008 Abaton Garage presents Girl and a Gun, an exhibition of recent constructions, paintings and works on paper by New York artist Nora Griffin. This is the artist’s first commercial solo exhibition. Nora Griffin draws on an array of diverse sources, including film theory, constructivist art, the late works of Philip Guston and the unruly colored frame paintings of Howard Hodgkin. Working with a variety of mediums, she creates […]

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Andrew Leslie: Positions, John Buckley Gallery, Melbourne, Australia

  September 10-27, 2008 “Traces of minimalism-conceptualism’s redefinition of the work of art as analytical proposition converge in Andrew Leslie’s recent works, which are best described as hybrid painting-objects. Each is comprised of a bundle of narrow, factory-made lengths of aluminium. Only when installed as a rectangle of closely spaced, vertical units on the (gallery) wall do they become a ‘painting’, highlighting the interconnected role of architecture and conventions of media as agents of artistic […]

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Ronnie Hughes: The Gradual Materialisation of Essence, Rubicon Gallery, Dublin, Ireland

  Ronnie Hughes, New England Drawing 94, 2007 Colour Pencil on Paper, 29 x 24 cm September 5 — October 11, 2008 Ronnie Hughes (b. 1965, Belfast) is interested in networks of analysis, methodology and interpretation. He feels that these new works share with their geographical source of origin a connection to a certain ‘enlightenment’ sensibility – a desire to uncover an underlying order in the apparent chaos of nature. The works take the form […]

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