Beat Zoderer: Sourceless Fields, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

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Beat Zoderer, Flicken-Pavillon No.1/08, 2008 Acrylic paint on strips of sheet metal, strings, wires, riveted 440 x 770 x 580 cm Temporary installation at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich October 9 – November 22, 2009 Bartha Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Swiss artist Beat Zoderer. The artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery entitled ‘Sourceless Fields’ will feature recent Eternit reliefs, sculptures as well as works on paper. Made since the […]

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Cildo Meireles in Mexico, Museo Universitario Arte Contemporaneo, Mexico City, Mexico

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Cildo Meireles, Red Shift I: Impregnation (detail) 1967-1984 Collection Inhotim Centro de Arte Contemporanea, Minas Gerais, Brazil July 4, 2009 – January 10, 2010 The Museo Universitario Arte Contemporáneo (MuAC) is pleased to announce the opening of Cildo Meireles, the first extensive presentation of the artist’s work, both in Europe and America. The MuAC, which is located within the Cultural Center of the National Autonomous University of Mexico, will be the only venue in America to […]

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Julian Dashper in Chromodomo, Multiple Venues, Groningen, The Netherlands

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Work by Remco Torenbosch September 20 – November 22, 2009 A group show about light, organized by the Groninger Museum, Wall House #2 and Kunstruimte09. Venues: Academie Minerva Zuiderdiep, Kunstruimte09, Wall House #2, Academie Minerva Praediniussingel & NS Hoofdstation Groningen Participating Artists: Spencer Finch, Laura White, Julian Daspher, Erwin Wurm, Remco Torenbosch, Jan van der Ploeg, Willum Geerts, Twan Janssen, Ton Mars, Tomas Rajlich, Aart Rudolphy, Jan Scheerhoorn, Roland Schimmel, Jochem van der Spek, Rom Gaastra […]

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Eva Hesse: Studiowork, Edinburgh Art Festival Exhibition, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Eva Hesse, Studiowork, 1968 Courtesy of University of California, Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive, gift of Helen Hesse Charash, 1979 Photograph by Abby Robinson, New York August 5 – October 25, 2009 Curated by Briony Fer and Barry Rosen The Fruitmarket Gallery’s 2009 Edinburgh Art Festival exhibition is a solo presentation of the work of German-born American artist Eva Hesse, a major figure in post-war art. The exhibition is the result of new […]

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Conversations in Lyrical Abstraction: 1958-2009, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

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Howard Mehring, Untitled (gray all-over), c. 1960-1962 Magna on canvas, 108 x 118 inches September 17 – October 31, 2009 Conner Contemporary Art presents Conversations in Lyrical Abstraction: 1958-2009, an exhibition that elicits visual conversations among work by Morris Louis, Alma Thomas, Howard Mehring Jeremy Blake, and Leo Villareal. Breathing luminous color and varying in media from stain paintings to digitally controlled light emitting diodes, this select gathering of abstract images showcases Lyrical Abstraction as […]

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Zipora Fried, On Stellar Rays, New York, NY

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Zipora Fried, Quentin, 2009 (detail) Wood table and wool 83 x 29 x 38 inches September 9 – October 25, 2009 This exhibition presents portrait photographs, objects and drawings by Zipora Fried, displaying the artist’s practice of detachment from the obligation or facility to form language or function. The works instead preserve and politicize the irony, idolatry and emotion specific to the time of formation. From a letter to the artist by João Ribas: Zipora…. […]

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Anselm Reyle: Monochrome Age, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 17 – October 24, 2009 Gagosian Gallery announces “Monochrome Age,” Anselm Reyle’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Reyle finds inspiration in his immediate environment, from the typical socialist architecture that dominates much of the landscape of post-war Germany to the flea-market finds that signify the march of global capitalism. Conflating all manner of extant social artifact with motifs from the annals of recent art history, he imbues them with new vigor […]

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+/-, Faculty Gallery, Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, Melbourne, Australia

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Kerrie Poliness, Black O wall drawing #6, 1997 Fibre-tipped pen mural Monash University Collection Purchased with funds donated by Mrs. Margaret Stewart, 1997 September 7 – October 9, 2009 Curated by Danny Lacy, +/- examines the minimal and the maximal, the reductive and the additive, the positive and negative, exploring the formal visual elements of pattern, repetition and grid across a wide range of mediums. Inspired by Kerrie Poliness’ geometric Black O wall drawings, +/- […]

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One or Two Things I Know: An Interview with Linda Francis, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, September 22, 2009

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Installation view at Non Objectif Sud, France, 2009 Brent: A drawing dated 1978, Untitled, chalk on paper, has a pair of identical penciled or conté grids which you use to make a series of what appear to be perfect arcs; there are finger marks or smudges; some arcs are taken out. The arcs appear to form some shape, allude to volume, but never really do. What I see is a point where you stopped. Was […]

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Jon Pestoni & Zak Prekop, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

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Zak Prekop, Untitled, 2008 Pen and paper on canvas 25 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches September 9 – October 18, 2009 Lisa Cooley Gallery presents a two-person exhibition of abstract paintings by two artists, Jon Pestoni, from Los Angeles, and Zak Prekop, from Chicago. The paintings of Jon Pestoni and Zak Prekop have clear affinities – their separate practices arise from a conceptual foundation, but are executed with intellectual playfulness, subtlety, lightness and lyricism. Both […]

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Lissitzky+: Part 1: Victory Over the Sun, Van Abbemuseum, Eindhoven, The Netherlands

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El Lissitkzy, Proun, ca. 1922-1923 Photo: Peter Cox September 19, 2009 – September 5, 2010 In September 2009 the Van Abbemuseum launches the three-year Lissitzky+ project, in which the museum will be casting new light on its renowned Lissitzky collection. This takes the form of a triptych of exhibitions, each exploring a particular theme, continuing through 2012. The first part, Lissitzky+, Victory over the Sun, opens on 19 September 2009. An entire floor of the […]

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Rebecca Ward, Milk Gallery & Design Store, Istanbul, Turkey

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Installation view September 3–27, 2009 “My installations are site-specific works dependent upon the space they occupy. Utilizing existing lines, beams, and angles, each piece I create is informed by the individual site and its unique linear movement. Thus, my installations are inherently architectural. I choose patterns and shapes according to detailed measurements of the installation site. Ideally these patterns are numerically symmetrical or somehow numerically balanced, producing a dialogue between line and space.”

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Color-Space-Time, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY & Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

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Gary Petersen, Wish You Well Acrylic and oil on panel 20 x 16 inches September 10 – October 10, 2009 Curated by Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama Participating Artists: James Biederman, Laurie Fendrich, Joanne Freeman, Julie Gross, Ben La Rocco, Gary Petersen, Kazimira Rachfal, Jennifer Riley, Yvonne Thomas, Kim Uchiyama, Stephen Westfall, Thornton Willis and Kevin Wixted “Music is an art of sound interval, time interval, and painting – my painting – is an art […]

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Constructivism in Relief: Taller Torres Garcia, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

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Julio Alpuy, Constuccion con hombre rojo, 1945 Painted wood 74 x 36 x 9 inches September 17 – October 17, 2009 Participating artists: Julio Alpuy, Gonzalo Fonseca, Jose Gurvich, Francisco Matto, Manuel Pailos, Alceu Ribeiro, and Augusto Torres.

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Easy Pieces: Interview with Richard van der Aa, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, September 15, 2009

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Brent: Finding. You come out of a bit of a painting history; gesture; hints of constructive; a kind of record keeping; painting that pays attention to relationship more than heroics, though the mark and scale suggests that’s where you were initially coming from? Richard: Yes, I do feel that what I do comes out of, and actually continues within, a history of painting. I trained as a painter initially during the early 80s in Christchurch, […]

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Lynne Harlow: 515 Chalkstone, Providence, RI

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Lynne Harlow, 515 Chalkstone, 2009 Acrylic paint on vinyl siding 3 story house, 28 feet wide x 38 feet deep A project for the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation. HousEART is a program of the Smith Hill Community Development Corporation that invites artists to make art on vacant neighborhood houses owned by the SHCDC that will soon be renovated and offered for rent at affordable rates. The art is temporary, remaining only until the property […]

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Gilbert Hsiao: Shape/Anti-Shape, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

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September 12 – October 31, 2009 Gallery Sonja Roesch announces a solo exhibition of recent work by Gilbert Hsiao, featuring perceptually-based abstraction painted on shaped wooden panels. Hsiao has been exploring the mechanics of visual perception since the 1980s. The viewer perceives oscillation through the illusion of a continuous wave produced by the physiological experience of space and movement. Meticulously layered stripes in tightly woven structures create a musical rhythm and repose. “Shape/Anti-Shape” showcases Hsiao’s […]

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Tilman: Substance (for Julian); Carl Suddath, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

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September 20 – October 25, 2009 The exhibition project `SUBSTANCE (for Julian)`, at The Suburban, Chicago aims to inform the viewer about two issues addressed as parallel realities of perception – on one hand the notion of a profound play with the qualities of the existing space and simulteanous, the memory of fellow artist Julian Dashper who passed away about six weeks ago and who also exhibited at The Suburban in 2008. Julian Dashper’s work […]

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Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

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Ree Morton, Line Series, 1974 Watercolor, crayon and pencil on paper 22 1/4 x 30 inches Estate of Ree Morton September 18 – December 18, 2009 The Drawing Center presents an exhibition of the work of the late American artist Ree Morton (1936–1977). The exhibition highlights Morton’s influential body of work, remarkably all produced between her decision to turn to art full-time in the late 1960s and her tragic death in an automobile accident shortly […]

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Voids: A Retrospective, Kunsthalle Bern, Bern, Switzerland

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September 13 – October 11, 2009 With Voids: A Retrospective, the Kunsthalle Bern offers an opportunity to explore a crucial chapter in the history of art. Following Yves Klein’s exhibition at the Iris Clert gallery in 1958, the empty space became a recurrent artistic theme. This chronological retrospective exhibition brings together nine empty exhibitions by Yves Klein, Art & Language, Robert Barry, Robert Irwin, Stanley Brouwn, Bethan Huws, Maria Eichhorn, and Roman Ondák. Yves Klein’s 1958 emblematic […]

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Icons of the Desert Catalogue: Early Aboriginal Paintings from Papunya, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

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Mick Namararri Tjapaltjarri (Pintupi, ca. 1927–1998) Water Dreaming, late 1972 Synthetic polymer powder paint on composition board 69.53 max. x 56.52 cm September 1 – December 5, 2009 “It is not every day that a new kind of beauty is born,” says Professor Roger Benjamin of the University of Sydney, the exhibition’s guest curator. Such is the achievement of the painters of Papunya, who adapted the rich meaning of their image-making to a new context, […]

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Jeffrey Cortland Jones: Recent Paintings, Some Walls, Oakland, CA

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Installation view September 10 – October 31, 2009 Some Walls is a new curatorial and writing art project located in a private home in Oakland, California. For the inaugural exhibition, Some Walls presents “Jeffrey Cortland Jones: Recent Paintings,” from September 10 – October 31, 2009. Images and an essay about the exhibition are at Some Walls. Jeffrey Cortland Jones is Associate Professor at University of Dayton in Dayton, Ohio. A painter as well as a […]

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Works on Paper: Jo Baer, James Bishop & Suzan Frecon, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX

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Jo Baer, Untitled, 1962 Gouache & ink on paper, 5 x 5 inches September 9 – October 16, 2009 Lawrence Markey is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by Jo Baer, James Bishop and Suzan Frecon. Jo Baer was born in Seattle, Washington in 1929. She studied biology at the University of Washington and completed graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1953. Baer gained notoriety […]

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Gelah Penn: Clash by Night, Real Art Ways, Hartford, CT

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Installation view (detail) August 20 – October 11, 2009 Gelah Penn’s work is both sparse and substantial. Her site-specific installation presents jagged, three dimensional lines, shapes, and colors set against stark white walls. The unconventional materials used in her work include vinyl lanyard, monofilament, plastic mesh, rubber & vinyl tubing, plastic & Styrofoam balls, and upholstery needles. Artist Statement “In my recent work I explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space using the […]

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Intangible Moods, Nohra Haime Gallery, New York, NY

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Clockwise from top left: Francisca Sutil: Resonancia No. 7, 2005; Carole Seborovski: Winter, 2003; Julie Hedrik: Lapis Rim, 2009; Heather Hutchison: Divided (Vermillion), 2008 August 25 – October 3, 2009 Intangible Moods, a group exhibition including twelve works by four women artists depicting minimalist abstract forms will be on view at the Nohra Haime Gallery from August 25 through October 3.Artists featured in this exhibition are Julie Hedrick, Heather Hutchison, Carole Seborovski and Francisca Sutil. […]

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Cecilia Vissers, Element Gallery, Waalre, The Netherlands

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Cecilia Vissers, Wald, 2009 Aluminium September 13 – October 18, 2009 Cecilia Vissers intentionally and increasingly aims to achieve concentrated and uncomplicated constructions that function as signs on the wall. In her work, Cecilia Vissers is driven by power, rhythm, repetition and pattern. Logic is regularly challenged in apparently inflexible materials and irrefutable forms. Her plate steel sculptures are executed in 8-15mm steel and weigh up to 200kg. In this material, she intervenes with only one, […]

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Georgia O’Keeffe: Abstraction, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York, NY

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Georgia O’Keeffe, Series I—No. 4, 1918 Oil on canvas, 20 x 16 inches Städtische Galerie im Lenbachhaus, Munich Gift of The Georgia O’Keeffe Foundation September 17, 2009 – January 17, 2010 Although Georgia O’Keeffe (1887–1986) has long been celebrated as a central figure in twentieth-century art, the abstract works she created throughout her career have remained overlooked by critics and the public in favor of her representational subjects. In 1915, O’Keeffe leaped into abstraction with […]

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Incongruous Associations and Visceral Urges: An Interview With the Sculptor Fawn Krieger, by Karen Schifano

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I’ve long admired the large ambition and seriousness of purpose underlying Fawn Krieger’s deceptively funky sculptural work. She is at home in a variety of scales and situations: crafting “product lines” for a “store” (COMPANY, Art in General), a room-sized installation and collaboration with musician Wynne Greenwood at The Kitchen, scale-shifting architectural sculpture shown both here and abroad, a storyboard for a film, and finally, a new “stage setting” at the Portland Institute for Contemporary […]

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David Novros, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 1-26, 2009 The Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of work by David Novros. Six paintings dating from 1965 to 1969 will be shown, some of which have not been seen in public for over forty years. An original member of Park Place, the historic New York artist collective, Novros is well known for his large, abstract paintings on irregularly shaped, multipaneled canvases. With their sensuous and reflective surfaces created with multiple […]

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