Don Voisine, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

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  Don Voisine, Connection, 2007 Oil on wood, 17 x 26 inches April 30 – June 6, 2009 Opening: Thursday, April 30, 6-8pm McKenzie Fine Art presents an exhibition of new paintings by Don Voisine. The artist has participated in several group exhibitions at the gallery in recent years, including a two-person show with Mark Dagley in 2007; this will be his first solo outing at the gallery. A catalogue with an essay by Deven […]

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Directions: Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds, Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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  Walead Beshty, Six Color Curl (CMMYYC): Irvine, California, July 18th 2008, 2008 Fuji Crystal Archive Type C, Color photographic paper, 93 x 50 inches Courtesy the artist and Wallspace, New York April 30 – September 13, 2009 Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty creates photographs and sculptures that reconsider some of the fundamental premises of modern art. Beshty’s mesmerizing photographs blend an enduring fascination with modernist visual culture and an astute inquiry into the nature of […]

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Placing Color, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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  Carrie Patterson, 10 Steps St. Francis Xavier, 2008 Acrylic, enamel, wood, linen, 18 x 6 inches April 28 – May 23, 2009 Paintings by Kayla Mohammadi, Brett Baker, Carrie Patterson. Catalogue available with essay by Vittorio Colaizzi. Placing Color is an exhibition that explores painting as both a place of action and destination. The exhibition presents paintings by three artists: Brett Baker, Kayla Mohammadi, and Carrie Patterson. Seen together, the artists’ intensely individual approaches […]

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Linear Persuasion: The Prints of Fred Sandback, Susan Sheehan Gallery, New York, NY

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  Fred Sandback, Untitled, 1984 Color lithograph in brown on Japanese paper Sheet Size: 24 1/2 x 36 1/4 inches Publisher: Edition Fred Jahn, Munchen Edition Size: 20 + Proofs April 24 – June 6, 2009 The radically minimal string and yarn sculpture of Fred Sandback (1943-2003) constitute one of the most respected and persuasive statements in Post-War American art. Less well known, is the substantial body lithographs, woodcuts and etchings Sandback created during the […]

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Field + Stream: New Paintings by Douglas Witmer, The Painting Center, Project Room, New York, NY

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  April 28 – May 23, 2009 Since the late 1990s, Douglas Witmer’s paintings demonstrate an increasingly distilled sensibility related to surface and color. Intuitively combining simple geometric imagery, emphatic color, and subtle manipulation of the surface, his paintings are inquiries into the materiality of seeing, perception, feeling, and memory. In a recently published interview with the Tokyo-based artist Brent Hallard, Witmer said, “I want the present moment of seeing to be charged with the […]

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Robert Sagerman: On and On: Inquiries into Indeterminacy, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

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  Robert Sagerman, 51,499 (detail), 2009 Oil on Canvas April 30 – June 13, 2009 Thatcher Projects presents Robert Sagerman’s fourth solo exhibition which offers a notable development of his strikingly distinctive work. Sagerman’s painting, paradoxically, combines a visual opulence with a rigorous, even ascetic, approach to art-making. His meticulous process involves the application of thousands of “marks” of oil paint using dozens of colors that he mixes and applies in thick, textural layers. The […]

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Julian Dashper & John Nixon, Laure Genillard Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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  Work by Julian Dashper April 24 – June 18, 2009 The gallery presents two painters John Nixon (b. 1949) living in Melbourne, Australia and Julian Dashper (b. 1960) based in Auckland, New Zealand, who have exhibited in our Foley street location back in 1997. Both are concerned with ‘painting’ as a subject rather then a process, opening up the lexicon of possibilities for painting in general, painting not as a vehicle for personal narrative […]

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Josef Albers: Paintings, Waddington Galleries, London, United Kingdom

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  Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square, 1961 Oil on masonite, 32 x 32 inches April 1 – May 2, 2009 Waddington Galleries presents an exhibition of paintings by Josef Albers from his Variant and Homage to the Square series, dating from 1947 to 1971. The earliest painting in the exhibition is Variant: “White and Grey with Two Yellows and Two Greens” (1947–1955). Albers started the Variant series in 1947, a year which […]

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Flavin Estate Goes After Former Destiny’s Child Singer Kelly Rowland

  Sorry, but this is too funny not to post. “A year ago, Artnet News published a light-hearted piece on a music video by former Destiny’s Child singer Kelly Rowland, which set the pop star’s gyrations amid florescent light environments, and clearly owed a debt to the work of the late minimalist Dan Flavin. Well, not everyone thought the reference was so amusing. John Silberman, of the law firm that represents the Flavin estate, writes […]

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Christopher Wool: Porto – Köln, Museum Ludwig, Cologne, Germany

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Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2008 Silkscreen print on paper Museum Ludwig, Köln, permanent loan Gesellschaft für Moderne Kunst am Museum Ludwig April 21 – July 12, 2009 Christopher Wool is not only an abstract painter, he is also an explorer of abstraction. In his paintings he brings together figures and the disfigured, drawing and painting, spontaneous impulses and well thought-out ideas. He draws lines on the canvas with a spray gun and then, directly after, wipes […]

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Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Linda Francis, Daniel Göttin, Gilbert Hsiao & Jan van der Ploeg in Non-Objectif Sud 2009 Fundraiser, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

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  Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6-8pm Wine bar and hors d’oeuvres Gary Snyder Project Space 250 West 26th Street 4th floor, between 7th & 8th Ave. New York, NY 10001 for inquiries please call 646 325 4581 Tickets $25 NOS Donor $50 NOS Patron $100 NOS Benefactor, includes or more acknowledgment in 2009 catalogue Raffle Win a DAN WALSH work Tickets: 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 5 for $100 All other works for sale $500 […]

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Lucio Fontana: Graphics, Multiples and More, by Harry Ruhe & Camillo Rigo, Tuja Books, Amsterdam, 2006

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    Click to purchase on Amazon This book recently came to our attention. By no means exhaustive, this labour of love attempts to catalogue the multitudinous editions of Lucio Fontana. Divided into 13 different sections, examining everything from handmade multiple editions and lithographs to jewelry and printed works, each edition is clearly presented one to a page and accompanied by production details. Nearly 200 color and b+w illustrations.

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Bibi Calderaro’s PRESENT, An Interview with the Artist by Karen Schifano

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    For three hours, twice a week, artist Bibi Calderaro “shows up for work” at a white formica-top desk in the café at P.S.1, in an ongoing performance of her work, PRESENT, part of the Minus Space exhibit (which has been extended through May 4). On the desk are a manual typewriter, a stack of well-worn books, and an “out-box” where Bibi places typewritten thoughts that are her responses to readings. These pages of […]

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Roni Horn aka Roni Horn, Tate Modern, London, United Kingdom

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  Roni Horn, You are the Weather, 1994—1995 64 C-printed photographs and 36 gelantine-silver prints 26.5 x 21.4 cm / 10 7/16 x 8 7/16 in ea Installation view, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 1996 February 25 – May 25, 2009 Roni Horn is an American artist who has been making work since the 1970s. Horn worked through the legacy of minimalism yet developed her own concerns with memory and identity, and this is her […]

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Dan Graham: Beyond, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA

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  Dan Graham performing Performer/Audience/Mirror at P.S.1, NYC, 1977 Photo courtesy of the artist February 15 – May 25, 2009 Dan Graham: Beyond is the first North American retrospective of the art of Dan Graham (b.1942, Urbana, Illinois), examining his entire body of work in a focused selection of photographs, film and video, architectural models, indoor and outdoor pavilions, conceptual projects for magazine pages, drawings and prints, and writings. Graham has been a central figure […]

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Katharina Grosse: Shadowbox, Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Berlin, Germany

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Katharina Grosse Un altro uomo che a fatto sgocciolare il suo penello, 2008 Galleria Civica di Modena, 2008 Photo: Paolo Terzi April 10 – June 14, 2009 Katharina Grosse’s work is characterized by an anarchic impulse. Since the beginning of the 1990s, she has been working on a pictorial form that disregards fixed boundaries and hierarchies. For the Temporäre Kunsthalle Berlin, Grosse has created a new group of works. The title of the show, “shadowbox”, […]

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Grid and Ritual, Havendijk 80, Gorinchem, The Netherlands

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  Work by Henk van Gerner April 26 – May 24, 2009 Rhythm and repetition form the common characteristic features of the exhibitors works. Within this connection is looked for variation and contrast. So the well-considered grouped paintings of Frans Vendel and Go de Graaf are opposite the obsessive, in rhythmical strokes, constructed canvasses of Jerry Keizer. The monumental paintings of Tonneke Sengers show fixed and controlled, while Sanne Bruggink uses a free and lively language. […]

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Personal Structures Symposium: Space, New Museum of Contemporary Art, New York, NY

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  Friday, April 3 & Saturday, April 4 2009 This Symposium is open to everybody, so we hope you will be able to attend, we really brought together a group of very interesting artists, such as: Robert Barry, Jessica Stockholder, Peter Halley, Rene Rietmeyer, Keith Sonnier and Richard Tuttle. April 3, Day 1 3pm Robert Barry (artist, USA ) 3.45pm Jessica Stockholder (artist, USA ) 4.30pm Break 4.45pm Dr. Peter Lodermeyer (art historian, Germany ) […]

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Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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  León Ferrari, Planet, 1979 Stainless steel, 51 inches diameter Collection Museum of Modern Art April 5 – June 15, 2009 León Ferrari (Argentine, b. 1920) and Mira Schendel (Brazilian, b. Switzerland, 1919–1988) are considered among the most significant artists working in Latin America during the second half of the twentieth century. Their works address language as a major visual subject matter: the visual body of language, the embodiment of voices as words and gestures, and language […]

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Kjell Varvin: Welded Iron & Other Drawings, Galleri Erik Steen, Oslo, Norway

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  Installation view March 19 – May 3, 2009 Kjell Varvin (born 1939) creates both drawings and paintings, but is best known for his sculptures and installations. This exhibition focuses on a large selection of sculptures made of welded steel and produced over the last fifteen years. Together with the sculptures, a number of drawings on veneer will be on show and the exhibition thereby comprises the largest presentation of Varvin’s work so far. Kjell […]

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Performance 1: Tehching Hsieh, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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  Tehching Hsieh, One Year Performance 1985-1986 (statement)  January 21 – May 18, 2009 This is the inaugural installation in an ongoing series that will bring performance documentation, original performance pieces, and live reenactments of historic performances to various locations throughout the Museum. The first artist to be spotlighted is Tehching Hsieh (b. 1950, Taiwan), who is best known for his five One Year Performances: between 1978 and 1986, the artist spent one year locked […]

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David Malek, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY

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  David Malek, Proposal for a Truncated Infinite Grid (Painting for Robert Barry), 2009 Enamel on panel, 36 x 36 inches March 4 – April 12, 2009 Smith-Stewart presents the US solo debut of New York artist David Malek. The exhibition features twelve new paintings. For Smith-Stewart, Malek produced a series of geometric abstractions in a dynamic color palette that fill an entire wall in the gallery from floor to ceiling. Here Malek is exploring a […]

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Other Voices, Other Rooms, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

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David Simpson, True Blue, 2000 (wall) Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 75 inches Light Well #5, 2007 (floor) Acrylic on canvas, 71.5 inches diameter  April 19 – June 28, 2009 Works by Max Cole, Marcia Hafif, Winston Roeth, David Simpson, and Fred Sandback Curated by Steven Evans, this exhibition examines the work of a small group of American artists that have been developing their bodies of work since the late 1960s; they offer an alternative […]

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Project Space: Donald Judd Colored Plexiglas, L & M Arts, New York, NY

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  Installation view Photo: Genevieve Hanson, NY  March 5 – April 18, 2009 Curated by Peter Ballantine When Donald Judd very reluctantly abandoned painting in 1961-62 in favor of working in three dimensions, it was because he had finally concluded that a philosophically tenable painting was not possible – philosophically in the empirical-perceptual sense of being entirely available visually, and tenable in the sense of being free of abstraction or any other kind of representation. […]

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Cecilia Vissers: Recent Works on Steel, Aluminum & Paper, Gallery Nine, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

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  Cecilia Vissers, Orange Tide 2, 2008 Aluminum, 200 x 89 x 0.8 cm  April 4 – May 2, 2009 Painting in steel Cecilia Vissers creates wallsculptures and floorsculptures in metal. To her especially steel, as an unflexible material, has an essential importance that runs through all her work. The character of plates warm rolled steel, the specific marking and the weight, to her these all signify what is for a painter the surface of […]

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Comma: Jose Davila and Jaime Gili, Bloomberg Space, London, United Kingdom

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  Installation view April 1-25, 2009 COMMA focuses entirely on the commissioning of new work providing exceptional opportunities for artists to experiment and expand their practice in relation to the particular nature of Bloomberg SPACE. Twenty of today’s most outstanding established and emerging international artists have been invited to create new work, installations and architectural interventions in a fast paced succession of exhibitions created in response to Bloomberg SPACE and seen there for the first […]

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