Please Help Support MINUS SPACE!


Installation view of Linda Francis: Interference
MINUS SPACE project space, 2009

Dear Friends,

We are writing to thank you for your wonderful support of MINUS SPACE during the past year. As you know, MINUS SPACE is a platform for reductive art on the international level, and we are the only venue of its kind in the United States.

In spite of the challenging economy, your interest has helped us accomplish a lot this year. Here are some highlights:

* In January, we launched a brand new web site, which is now used by more than 800 people daily from over 160 countries. Our site lists more than 1,100 log entries with nearly 4,500 indexed topics. It is quickly becoming one of the most comprehensive resources about abstract art on the web.

* Also in January, we moved our office over to green, renewable wind energy. Our site is also now hosted at a carbon-neutral web hosting company.

* In February, we launched VIEWLIST, a new online project space where we invite artists and others to curate a visual essay of images. VIEWLIST is a venue that focuses exclusively on ideas, a kind of idealized curatorial space. This year we presented three VIEWLIST projects by artists Douglas MeliniMichelle Grabner, and Karen Schifano.

* Thanks to Australian artists David Thomas and Billy Gruner, our group exhibition Escape from New York, surveying reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City, opened at RMIT University School of Art in Melbourne, Australia, in February. The exhibition originated at Sydney Non Objective in 2007, and traveled to Curtin University in Perth in 2008.

* And most significantly, in August, we opened a brand new project space in Brooklyn! After six years, we now have a dedicated space for regular exhibitions with public viewing hours (Fridays & Saturdays, 12-6pm). In addition to exhibitions, our new project space also features artist flatfiles and a bookstore.

* This year we were honored to present innovative solo projects by artists Linda Francis, Bibi Calderaro, and Douglas Melini. We are currently presenting Albers / Albums, the first exhibition dedicated to Josef Albers’ album cover designs for Command Records (1958-1961). Our 2010 exhibition program will certainly be our most compelling yet. We are planning solo projects by Swiss artist Daniel Göttin, Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner; and German artist Hartmut Böhm, just to name a few.

We are now asking you for your continued support in 2010. No matter how large or small your contribution, your generosity will go a long way to help us continue our mission of supporting reductive art on the international level. Please consider making a tax-deductible donation at any of the following levels (complete instructions are below).

$0 — Conceptualist
$25+ — Minimalist
$50+ — Post-Minimalist
$100+ — Constructivist
$500+ — Suprematist
$1,000+ — Reductivist

As a special thank you, the first person to make a donation AND our most generous donor will each receive an original artwork by us as a small token of our gratitude.

Finally, we hope you will continue to support MINUS SPACE and our community of artists throughout 2010 by attending our openings, visiting our exhibitions, purchasing publications and art works from our bookstore and flatfiles, forwarding information to us for inclusion on our web site, and more. We greatly value your participation.

Wishing you and yours a happy holiday season and a creative 2010!

All our best,
Matthew Deleget & Rossana Martinez


MINUS SPACE is a sponsored project of the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA), a non-profit 501(c)3 organization, so your donation will be fully tax-deductible.

Online by Credit Card
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Please include the following information in the form:

Artist Name: Matthew Deleget
Project Title: MINUS SPACE

Offline by Check
Please make checks payable to “New York Foundation for the Arts” and include the following information with your check:

“Please find enclosed a contribution to the New York Foundation for the Arts in the amount of $ [amount here]. It is my wish that this contribution will be used to support Matthew Deleget / MINUS SPACE, a sponsored project.”

Mail to:
Fiscal Sponsorship Program
New York Foundation for the Arts
20 Jay Street, Suite 740
Brooklyn, NY 11201


We greatly thank our core institutional supporters over the past six years. We simply couldn’t do it without you!

Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland
Brooklyn Arts Council / NYC Dept. of Cultural Affairs, Greater NY Development Fund
The Brooklyn Rail
Center for Arts Management and Technology, Carnegie Mellon University
CCNOA / Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art
Creative Capital
Gallery Sonja Roesch
The Golden Rule Foundation
IS Projects
The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation
Level Design Studio
Louise & Anne Abrons Foundation
New York Foundation for the Arts
Non Objectif Sud
The Painting Center
Barbara Koz Paley, Art Assets & Atlantic Assets Group
P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate
Neil K. Rector & Associates
RMIT University School of Art
Sydney Non Objective
University of Southern Queensland, Australia
Wolf Kahn & Emily Mason Foundation