Amarie Bergman: C, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France


Installation view November 28 – December 19, 2009 C, an installation by Bergman at ParisCONCRET, configures the chemical symbol for carbon using an innovative architectural product called ‘softwall’ by Molo Design to make a translucent white curve of vertical pleats. C, in its reductive simplicity, aims to place the viewer “in an indeterminate, luminous space, in attentive contemplation” experiencing the light and space of symbolic carbon. With this project Bergman references Agnes Martin’s “To the […]

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Abstract 09, Atelier Rondo, Graz, Austria

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Installation view November 25 – December 15, 2009 This group exhibition Abstract 09 at Atelier Rondo in Graz, Austria was initiated by German artist Frank Altmann, currently artist-in-residence in Graz. Abstract 09 is investigating contemporary artistic strategies and practices in the realm of abstract art in general and reductive art in specific. All participating artists, Frank Altmann, Marita Fraser, Alex Lawler, Steffi Alte and Tilman explore the aesthetic qualitiesof abstraction, its form of representation and […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: Good & Plenty, Aschenbach & Hofland Galleries, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No.273 Grip, 2009 Acrylic on wall, 560 x 1400 cm November 7 – December 19, 2009 JAN VAN DER PLOEG “And yet Giotto succeeded. He could make the local and particular stand for universal ideas.” — Roger Fry, Vision and Design (1920) “The purpose of good design is to ornament existence, not to substitute it.” — George Nelson, Good Design: What is it for? Problems of Design (1957) “Q: […]

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Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY


Dan Flavin, the nominal three (to William of Ockham), 1963 Daylight fluorescent light November 5 – December 19, 2009 David Zwirner presents Dan Flavin: Series and Progressions, the first exhibition of the artist’s work at the gallery since having announced its representation of the Estate of Dan Flavin. From 1963, when he conceived the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Constantin Brancusi), a single gold, fluorescent lamp that hangs on a diagonal on the wall—a […]

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Fully Booked, Hotel Beethoven, Bonn, Germany


Daniel Göttin, Vakuum, 2009 Adhesive textile tape, transparent tape, aluminium tape Installation view November 15, 2009 – February 28, 2009 Featuring 50 artists from 8 countries. Participating Artists: Nir Alon, Nathan Baker, Carola Bark, Nicholas Bodde, Ingo Bracke, Lars Breuer, Silke Brosskamp, Laura Bruce, Christoph Dahlhausen, Bruno Dorn, Reinhard Doubrawa, Martin Durham, Karsten Fodinger, Manuel Franke, Marcel Frey, Sebastian Freytag, Tom Früchtl, Daniel Göttin, Wiebke Grösch und Frank Metzger, Yvo Hartmann, Geka Heinke, Graham Hudson, […]

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Francesca Mataraga, Factory 49, Sydney, Australia


Francesca Mataraga, Abstrakt Painting, 2009 November 18-28, 2009 Francesca Mataraga presents her new work Abstrakt Painting at Factory 49. Abstrakt Painting consumes the gallery space with colour, combining canvases with objects, fluorescent lights, painted walls and mirror, unifying the space through the use of objects as abstract forms. In this expansive new work Mataraga explores the possibilities of three-dimensional painting in contemporary practice. A Sydney based artist, Mataraga has exhibited work in the Tim Olsen […]

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Jason Hoelscher: Attention Span Management, Recent Paintings, RULE Gallery, Denver, Colorado


Jason Hoelscher, Catalyticon, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 66 x 48 inches November 6, 2009 – January 2, 2010 Jason Hoelscher’s work explores the interzones between flat and spatial, between corporate and aesthetic. Using a sleek, minimal look influenced as much by logos and graphic design as by minimalism and hard-edge abstract painting, Hoelscher tests two of the dominant pictorial modes of painting over the last 500 years. Combining the visual cues of Renaissance perspective with […]

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Eric Olson: I Want More!, Gallery IMA, Seattle, Washington


November 5 – 29, 2009 Gallery IMA presents I Want More! a solo show by Seattle artist Eric Olson. Olson’s “dot paintings” are two-dimensional and sculptural work based on the ideas of structure, change and randomness. Heavily influenced by number tables that translate visually into meditative patterns of kaleidoscope colors, Eric’s work is created by meticulously applying acrylic paint directly from the tube onto surfaces of aluminum and wood panels. Olson expresses the tension that […]

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Douglas Melini: In Conversation, by Matthew Deleget, November 2009

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  Installation view at MINUS SPACE project space, 2009   Matthew Deleget: Where did the paintings in your exhibition at MINUS SPACE begin?   Douglas Melini: Well, you were actually involved in the dawn of the new work. As you know during the summer of 2007, I had just finished preparing work for your exhibition Machine Learning and as fate would have it, my studio flooded, destroying close to a year’s worth of paintings, most of […]

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TRANS: form | color, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA


Work by Brent Hallard November 12 – December 19, 2009 An international, visual conversation between abstract painters; a traveling, transformable series of shows. Exhibiting artists – Kasarian Dane, Stephan Fritsch, Brent Hallard, Leonhard Hurzlmeier, Robin McDonnell, Mel Prest, Richard Schur, Nancy White, John Zurier Meridian Gallery is pleased to present TRANS: form | color the San Francisco manifestation of a series of international traveling shows by nine artists from Japan, Germany and the United States […]

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Julie Mehretu: Grey Area, Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin, Germany


Julie Mehretu, Berliner Plaetze, 2008-2009 Ink and acrylic on canvas, 304.8 x 426.7 cm Commissioned Work by the Deutsche Bank in consultation with the Solomon R. Guggenheim Foundation for the Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin October 28, 2009 – January 6, 2010 Acclaimed American artist Julie Mehretu premieres a new suite of paintings that she has produced for the fifteenth project of Deutsche Guggenheim’s commission program at the exhibition space Unter den Linden. Julie Mehretu is celebrated […]

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Daniel G. Hill: Digital Painting, Koussevitzky Gallery, Berkshire Community College, Pittsfield, MA


Daniel G. Hill, Shade/Stairs 1, 2009 Archival inkjet print, 24 x 35 inches October 13 – November 12, 2009 “I work in the areas of painting, photography and digital media. As a personally constructed system of signs, painting is inherently abstract while photography, an indexical sign left by a trace of light across a film plane, is unavoidably representational. Though such a clear distinction can be made between these media, the corresponding realms of representation […]

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Kasarian Dane: Original Six, (106) South Division Gallery, Grand Rapids, MI


Installation view October 16 – November 20, 2009 The exhibition features the painting Untitled (Original Six: Montreal, Toronto, Boston, Detroit, Chicago, New York), which is a tribute to the original six National Hockey League teams: The Montreal Canadiens, Toronto Maple Leafs, Boston Bruins, Detroit Red Wings, Chicago Blackhawks, and New York Rangers. The colors of the paintings are drawn from these teams’ traditional colors and the installation consists of six 48 x 72 inch panels. […]

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What’s Bin Did and What’s Bin Hid’, 106 Green Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Michael Zahn, Power, Corruption, and Lies (Version), 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 60 x 60 inches October 14 – November 15, 2009 Curated by Ryan Steadman Participating Artists: Carl Ferrero, Noah Sheldon, Molly Smith, Brent Steen, Michael Zahn, Addie Juell, Roger White, Stacy Fisher, Carlos Jiménez Cahua, Brad Phillips, Josephine Halvorson, Brian Belott Stripped-down essentialism will never go away and never go out of style. People will always want to get back to the “roots” of […]

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Alex Couwenberg: Waimea, Royale Projects, Indian Wells, CA


November 28, 2009 – January 2, 2010 Alex Couwenberg, who was honored with the prestigious Joan Mitchell Foundation Award in 2007, continues to expand his visual lexicon in a solo exhibition of new work at Royale Projects. The Los Angeles Times recently described his paintings as “sleek, multilayered, spatially sophisticated compositions”, but these words barely scratch the meticulously finished surface. Comparisons to the renown Abstract Classicists of the midcentury are inevitable. This is in part […]

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Robert Ryman: Critical Texts Since 1967, Edited by Vittorio Colaizzi, Ridinghouse, 2009


The third volume in Ridinghouse’s series of anthologies on the central figures of Minimalism, About Robert Ryman offers a crucial look at the artist. The book charts the gradual evolution of the reception of and reaction to Ryman’s art. Texts include critical responses from his very first solo exhibition to present. A comprehensive selection of over 60 essays and exhibition reviews has been collated into one volume, including texts by some of the most influential art historians and critics. This […]

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Bauhaus 1919–1933: Workshops for Modernity, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY


Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus Stairway, 1932 Oil on canvas. 63 7/8 x 45 inches Collection The Museum of Modern Art Gift of Philip Johnson November 8, 2009 – January 25, 2010 This survey is MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about […]

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Three exhibitions by Frank Badur in Berlin, Germany


Installation view at Hamish Morrison Galerie October 31, 2009 – January 8, 2010 Frank Badur: Colour Recall at Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany Frank Badur: Why Pattern? at fruehsorge contemporary drawings, Berlin, Germany Frank Badur: Editions at Jordan Seydoux – Drawings & Prints, Berlin, Germany The galleries Hamish Morrison Galerie, fruehsorge contemporary drawings and Jordan Seydoux – Drawings & Prints are pleased to present three exhibitions by the artist Frank Badur on the occasion of […]

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David Mackenzie: Isn’t It, The Painting Center, New York, NY


David Mackenzie, #6-2009-9, 2009 Acrylic on engineered jute, 18 x 18 inches October 27 – November 21, 2009 This is Mackenzie’s first solo exhibition in New York City. He has exhibited in numerous group shows including the Whitney Biennial, the American Academy of Arts & Letters invitational and is a member of American Abstract Artist. He has been painting for thirty-five years, working quietly on the problems surrounding contemporary abstraction. David Mackenzie writes: “The works […]

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