R. H. Quaytman: New Work, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, San Francisco, CA


R. H. Quaytman I Love-The Eyelid Clicks/ I See/ Cold Poetry, Chapter 18, 2010 Silkscreen inks on gessoed panel October 22, 2010 – January 16, 2011 In thought-provoking paintings, all made on small wood panels, R. H. Quaytman employs a variety of techniques and artistic vocabularies to explore the complex history of painting. The artist considers each new body of work as a new “chapter” in an ongoing investigation of the interrelationship of site, history, […]

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Informal Relations: Contemporary Works on Paper, Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art, Indianapolis, IN


December 3, 2010 – January 15, 2011 Informal Relations: Contemporary works on paper curator Scott Grow selected 32 artists from the United States, Germany, Spain and Japan to focus on the diversity of practices within painting and abstraction today. The exhibition’s title refers to kind the “informal relations” artists have with one another, their predecessors, with the modernist tradition, the future, and even with their own work. While works on paper may stand as finished […]

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From Absolute to Minimal, Arevalo Gallery, Miami, FL


Joaquin Torres Garcia Fresque Constructif au Grand Pain, 1929 December 3, 2010 – January 14, 2011 For its inaugural exhibition, Arevalo Gallery presents From Absolute to Minimal a group exhibition featuring works by Post-War Latin American artists and their international counterparts all of whose work was defined by the ultimate search for the Absolute. It was through Kazimir Malevich’s search for an artistic expression void of representation that the quest for the absolute was first […]

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Tony Smith: Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX


Tony Smith, Untitled, 1954 Charcoal on paper Courtesy of the Tony Smith Estate, New York Photograph by Cathy Carver December 17, 2010 – April 3, 2011 “Tony Smith: Drawings” is a selection of rarely exhibited and early drawings by American artist Tony Smith (1912-1980). The work, executed within a limited time-period in the 1950’s, precedes Smith’s emergence as one of the most important sculptors of the mid-twentieth-century, following his career as an architectural designer. Some […]

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Julie Shapiro & Rachael Wren: Thought Patterns, The Painting Center, New York, NY


Rachael Wren, Element Oil on linen 48 x 48 inches January 4 – 29, 2011 Visually and conceptually distinct but with a range of common concerns, the work of Rachael Wren and Julie Shapiro sets up an exciting dialog in this two-person exhibition. Both painters explore qualities of the natural world through the language of geometric abstraction. Though neither Wren nor Shapiro works from the landscape in a mimetic sense, the phenomena and experiences they […]

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VIEWLIST: Hunter, Color, Abstraction, Conceived by Matthew Deleget

Sanford Wurmfeld, Installation view of Cyclorama, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2004

Our fourth VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by artist and MINUS SPACE director Matthew Deleget.

Ever since I was a graduate student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the mid-1990s, I've been thinking about another art school on the other side of the East River: Hunter College. Since at least the 1950s, Hunter has been and continues to be one of the leading champions of color and abstraction, not to mention painting, among art schools in the United States. Hunter remains a beacon in today's post-everything art world.

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Becoming Modern in America: Life Magazine 1936-1972 & New Paintings by Loren Munk

Detail of Life Magazine, August 8, 1949

December 11, 2010 - January 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Becoming Modern in America. The twofold exhibition will feature more than 20 vintage issues of Life magazine spanning the years 1936-1972, as well as two recent paintings by Brooklyn, New York-based painter Loren Munk.

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Joseph Hughes: Works on Paper – Four Decades – 1970s – 2000s, Some Walls, Oakland, CA


Joseph Hughes, 1987-D III (DK BLUE-VIOLET), 1987 Acrylic on paper 14 x 15 inches December 5, 2010 – January 16, 2011 During his five decade painting career Hughes, whose work has often been seen in the context of Radical Color Painting, has consistently produced works on paper in pursuit of a profoundly visual, emotional, and intelligent experience of color, light, and space. Spanning four decades, this exhibition, Joseph Hughes: Works on Paper – Four Decades […]

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In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC


Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1964 Oil and mixed media on canvas 69 1/8 x 66 inches Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. February 21, 2010 – January 9, 2011 The second in a series of Tower exhibitions focusing on contemporary art and its roots offers a rare look at the black-on-black paintings that Rothko made in 1964 in connection with his work on a chapel for the Menil Collection in Houston. A recording of Morton […]

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Odili Donald Odita: Body & Space, Jack Shaiman Gallery, New York, NY


Odili Donald Odita, Found, 2010 Acrylic latex wall paint November 18 – December 23, 2010 Jack Shainman Gallery is pleased to announce Body & Space,the second solo exhibition at the gallery of new work by Odili Donald Odita. “The ideas behind Body & Space came to me in 1999 in the middle of my own aesthetic investigation on the term, ‘Black.’ Since that time, I have wanted to move beyond what I found to be […]

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Callum Innes & Colm Toibin: Water | Colour, Sean Kelly Gallery, New York, NY


Callum Innes, Cobalt Blue Light/Translucent Orange, 2010 Watercolor on Fabriano Artistico HP 640gr paper 24 3/4 x 32 x 1 1/2 inches December 16, 2010 – January 29, 2011 Sean Kelly Gallery is delighted to announce our forthcoming exhibition: callum innes|colm tóibín, water|colour. The opening reception and book signing will take place on Wednesday, December 15th from 6-8pm. Both artists will be present. For the first time in the gallery’s history, we will mount an […]

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David Diao, Office Baroque Gallery, Antwerp, Belgium


David Diao, For Scale Sake, 2010 Acrylic and silkscreen on canvas 213 x 274.5 cm October 24 – December 24, 2010 David Diao was born in 1943 in Chengdu, Sichuan, China. He moved to Hong Kong with his grandparents when he was six and joined his father in New York six years later. Diao first attracted attention with his show at Paula Cooper Gallery in New York in 1969. Two-person shows followed the same year […]

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Bertrand Lavier, Yvon Lambert Gallery, New York, NY


Bertrand Lavier, Ifafa V (Stella), 2008 Neon tubes 75 1/2 x 137 x 6 1/2 inches November 13 – December 23, 2010 Yvon Lambert is pleased to announce Bertrand Lavier’s fourth solo exhibition with the gallery, his first exhibition at Yvon Lambert New York. The exhibition will open with a reception for the artist on November 23 from 6-8pm and will be on view until December 23, 2010. The internationally acclaimed artist is featured in […]

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Richard Bottwin: New Wall Sculptures, OK Harris Gallery, New York, NY


Richard Bottwin, Profile #8, 2007 Acrylic color and olive ash burl veneer on birch plywood 16.5 x 7 x 12 inches December 4, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Architecture and functional objects inform the vocabulary of Richard Bottwin’s work. The planes of the birch plywood sculptures, folding inward, parallel to each other, or lying flat against the wall, change alignments and seem to move as one walks around them. The surfaces, laminated with wood veneers […]

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Lebt Theo? Gesellschaft für Kunst und Gestaltung, Bonn, Germany

Raum 1 de Koning

Work by Krijn de Koning Installation view Theo van Doesburg was not only the incarnation of de Stijl, he was inspiring and moving power to the international avant-garde being artist, theorist, organizer, editor and teacher. First in the anarchic-subversive language of DADA, later in the rational serenity of the constructive-concrete movement, he made art and life approach; he agitated the Bauhaus in Weimar and influenced it persistently. In 1924 he first applied his theories to […]

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Matti Kujasalo: Paintings 2006 – 2010, Galerie Anhava, Helsinki, Finland


Matti Kujasalo, Painting 7.5, 2010 Acrylic on canvas 100 cm November 4-28, 2010 Matti Kujasalo (born in Helsinki in 1946) has addressed issues of systematic constructivist art for the past forty years. He has developed a unique grammar of his own, and, based on its rules, he has created a visual language that is expressive, nuanced and imbued with surprise. Matti Kujasalo’s paintings are pure, fresh and cool. They contain endless things to see and […]

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Ronald de Bloeme: In the Office, Hamish Morrison Galerie, Berlin, Germany


Work by Ronald de Bloeme October 30 – December 4, 2010 Hamish Morrison Galerie is delighted to present a new series of works on paper by Ronald de Bloeme in the gallery’s office space. De Bloeme borrows freely from the worlds of advertising and commercial design. He takes logos that have numbed us with their ubiquity, manipulates them in Photoshop, and then turns the resulting compositions into large-format, glossy paintings that mimic the flatness of […]

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Daniel Buren: Architecture, Contre-Architecture: Transposition, Mudam Luxembourg, Luxembourg


Installation view Octoder 9, 2010 – May 22, 2011 The exhibition by Daniel Buren in the Grand Hall of Mudam is the fruit of a joint invitation to the artist from Mudam and Centre Pompidou-Metz to create a specific installation in relation to their respective spaces. As is often the case with his work, the installation the artist has conceived for Mudam is concerned with “frames” – be they aesthetic, architectural or institutional – which […]

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Remembering Forward: Australian Aboriginal Paintings Since 1960, Ludwig Museum, Cologne, Germany


Ronnie Tjampitjinpa Tingari Ceremonies at the Side of Pintjun, 1989 Acrylic on canvas 152 x 180 cm November 20, 2010 – March 20, 2011 It is far more than living memory: it is a sensory, non-linear intertwining of past and future, of cause and effect, that distinguishes Australian Aboriginal painting. In Europe these unusual artworks are still largely unknown. The Museum Ludwig will devote attention to them in a large exhibition of approximately fifty paintings […]

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Peter Halley: Works from the 80’s, Galerie Andrea Caratsch, Zurich, Switzerland


Peter Halley, Yellow Cell with Triple Conduit, 1986 Acrylic, day-glo acrylic, and Roll-a-Tex on canvas 196 x 196 x 8.5 cm Galerie Andrea Caratsch will be showing an exhibition of works from the 80’s by the American artist Peter Halley. In 1981, one year after returning to New York, Peter Halley creates his first seminal works. The experience of urban alienation, isolation and psychological stress are reflected in gloomily painted rectangles and lines, depicting walls, […]

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Anton Henning: Apotheosized Abstractions, Brand New Gallery, Milan, Italy


Installation view November 12 – December 22, 2010 Brand New Gallery is a new space in Milan dedicated to contemporary art, a cross between a gallery and a center for cultural promotion created by two art historians, Chiara Badinella and Fabrizio Affronti. With its 350 square meters (3.776 sq ft), Brand New Gallery is a platform where artists, curators and collectors can meet and exchange ideas, and where the work of foreign artists known internationally […]

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Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY


Installation view October 2, 2010 – February 13, 2012 Dia Art Foundation presents Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action, opening October 2, 2010, at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries. This major exhibition will comprise more than two dozen works by Walther (German, b. 1937), who is internationally recognized for his five-decade-long investigation into the foundations of action, language, and space. Organized by Dia curator Yasmil Raymond, Franz Erhard Walther: Work as Action will remain on view through […]

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John Zinsser: Recent Paintings, James Graham & Sons, New York, NY


John Zinsser, Primary Nature, 2010 Oil, media on canvas 19 x 24 inches November 24, 2010 – January 4, 2011 An exhibition of new abstract works by New York painter John Zinsser will be on view at Graham Gallery from November 11th, 2010 through January 4th, 2011. Zinsser’s current exhibition follows his installation of drawings in our main gallery last season, Art Dealer Archipelagoes, which charted the history of New York’s post-war gallery development through […]

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Sven Lukin: Paintings 1960-1971, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY


Sven Lukin, Tucson, 1966 Acrylic on canvas and wood construction 54 1/2 x 32 x 17 November 11, 2010 – January 29, 2011 Gary Snyder Project Space is pleased to announce Sven Lukin: Paintings, 1960–1971, an exhibition of paintings and drawings at 250 West 26th Street. Opening on November 11, 2010, the exhibition is the first, most comprehensive presentation of Lukin’s work in almost forty years. Eleven of the artist’s famed “three-dimensional paintings” will be on […]

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Tony Smith: Bronze, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY


Tony Smith, Trap, 1968 Cast bronze, black patina 10 x 55 x 55 inches November 6 – December 23, 2010 Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Tony Smith: Bronze, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street. Smith executed the nine sculptures included in this exhibition between 1960 and 1970. This selection of his works in bronze, all of them finished in his signature black patina, provides a comprehensive view of his […]

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Rolf Ricke Collection, Published by Hatje Cantz, 2008


Click to purchase on Amazon Berlin gallerist Rolf Ricke has been unleashing influential American artists like Richard Artschwager, Jo Baer, Donald Judd, Lee Lozano, Steven Parrino, Richard Serra, Jessica Stockholder, Barry Le Va, David Reed, and Li Trincere on Europe since the 1960s. A 1965 trip to New York opened his eyes to the creative ferment happening there, and inspired him to import the artists themselves, to create new work for his Berlin-based gallery, rather […]

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Michael Heizer: Works from the 1960’s and 70’s, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY


Installation view October 30 – December 21, 2010 David Zwirner is pleased to present a selection of works from the 1960s and 70s by American artist Michael Heizer (b. 1944) at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street space. As a pioneer of the 1960s Land Art movement, Heizer has created a prolific and ambitious practice encompassing painting, sculpture, and large-scale earthworks. His paintings and sculptures, which he has produced intermittently throughout his career—manifest many of […]

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