Beyond Participation: Helio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida in New York, Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY


Helio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida Block-experiment in Cosmococa, CC1 Trashiscapes, 1973 Room installation with slide projectors, sound, mattresses, pillows & nail files February 4 – May 1, 2010 The Hunter College Art Galleries presents an exhibition featuring a rare glimpse into the collaboration between artists Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida Beyond Participation: Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida in New York. The collaboration between renowned Brazilian artists Hélio Oitica and Nevielle D’Almeida from the late 1960s […]

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Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum Haus Konstruktiv, Zurich, Switzerland


Helio Oiticica Vermelho cortando o branco, 1958 Oil on canvas, 52 x 60 cm The Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art at the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston & Projeto Helio Oiticica November 19, 2009 – February 21, 2010 Haus Konstruktiv completes its exhibition programme for 2009 with the presentation of one of the most significant collections of Brazilian Concrete-Constructive art: “Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil” showcases for the first time in Europe […]

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Fred Sandback: Untitled (Four–part Vertical Construction in Two Colors), 1987, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX


Installation view January 26 – March 5, 2010 Lawrence Markey presents an upcoming exhibition of work by Fred Sandback (1943–2003). This will be the ninth one-person exhibition of Fred Sandback’s work at Lawrence Markey, including exhibitions which inaugurated the New York gallery space in 1990 and the San Antonio gallery in 2005. This exhibition will feature a sculpture made from Sandback’s signature material of acrylic yarn. The form of this sculpture, originally installed in the […]

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Stripped, Tied and Raw, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY


Installation view January 15 – February 13, 2010 Marianne Boesky Gallery presents the works of Jorge Eielson, Donald Moffett, David Noonan, Steven Parrino and Salvatore Scarpitta. From the 1950’s to the present these artists have stripped, ripped, twisted, draped, stretched and stitched the canvas to create works that push the definition of painting. For over a century the notion of materiality has intrigued philosophers – debating the hierarchy of form over substance and vice versa. […]

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About Drawing Web Site


Erik Saxon, Untitled, 1996 Watercolor on Arches paper, 10 x 7 inches Donated to Yale University Art Gallery, CT For artists, scholars, and art enthusiasts interested in modern and contemporary American works on paper, AboutDrawing provides a unique resource for study and exploration. With a focus on the New York-based drawing collection of Werner H. Kramarsky, this site hosts a comprehensive selection of images, essays, artists’ biographies, and other information about artists and exhibitions associated […]

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Animated Icons of Color: Don Voisine, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, December 15, 2009


Don Voisine, Chemical Moment, 2009 Oil on wood, 16×17 inches “Brent: Upon entering the gallery, your first show on the West Coast, San Francisco, Gregory Lind, immediately you become aware of all that is color. Oddly it is not the black that pushes its presence first. But like a good friend, faithful, the blacks unfold at a different speed, which require the intimate. If dark be the turbine then color is the outwardly expressive, and is […]

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Felix Gonzalez-Torres: Specific Objects without Specific Form, WIELS, Brussels, Belgium


Felix Gonzalez-Torres, Untitled (America), 1994 Photo: Andrew Cross January 16 – April 25, 2010 Curated by Elena Filipovic with Danh Vo (at WIELS, Brussels), Carol Bove (at the Fondation Beyeler, Basel), and Tino Sehgal (at the Museum für Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt am Main). WIELS premieres a major traveling retrospective of Felix Gonzalez-Torres (American, b. Cuba 1957-1996), one of the most influential artists of his generation. Including both rarely seen and more known paintings, sculptures, photographic […]

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The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY


Installation view The Lesley Heller Workspace is pleased to present The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now, an exhibition organized by guest curator Jason Andrew, featuring the work of artists associated with The Wells Street Gallery, one of Chicago’s vanguard galleries of the late 1950s. On exhibition will be works from the Wells Street Gallery period (1957-1959) as well as examples of recent work by a majority of the original artists associated with the […]

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Helio Oiticica: Drawings, 1954-58, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY


Helio Oiticica, Metaesquema 167, 1956 Gouache on board, 16 x 16 1/8 inches December 17 – February 6, 2010 Drawings, 1954–58 brings together over twenty rare works by the Brazilian artist Hélio Oiticica (1937–1980), a pioneer in Modernism and multi-disciplinary practice whose works-on-paper have not yet been exhibited independently. The exhibition features works from the artist’s three major drawing series: Grupo Frente, Sêco, and Metaesquema. Hélio Oiticica: Drawings, 1954–58 will be on view at Galerie […]

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Ronald Davis: Monochrome Painting From The 1960’s, Franklin Parrasch Gallery, New York, NY


Installation view January 6 – February 20, 2010 Franklin Parrasch Gallery is pleased to present the first New York show of shaped, monochromatic paintings from 1965-66 by Ronald Davis – including four iconic examples that have not been on public view since the 1960’s. In the fall on 1965 Ronald Davis introduced a series of eight geometrically shaped, richly painted monochromatic canvases at the newly opened Nicholas Wilder Gallery in Los Angeles. Consisting of rectilinear […]

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Terry Haggerty, Andreas Grimm Gallery, Munich, Germany


Terry Haggerty, Recoil, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180 cm January 15 – February 27, 2010 Andreas Grimm Gallery presents a solo exhibition with new works by Terry Haggerty. Haggerty’s interest has “always been… in how we arrive at abstraction”. His works appear to play with the three-dimensional affects of trompe l’oeil and with theories of color in art and design from early in the last Century. They also refer to modern abstract iconography, in […]

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Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ


February 17 – May 23, 2010 The first exhibition to bring together South American and US geometric abstraction, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s features more than 90 works by 70 artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Constructive Spirit examines the connections, both conceptual and personal, among abstract artists, suggesting parallels that cut across time, national borders, and a range of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, […]

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Ethan Greenbaum & Katrin Siguroardottir, The Suburban, Chicago, IL


January 24 – February 24, 2010 The Suburban is pleased to present The Suburban, a solo exhibition by artist Ethan Greenbaum. Greenbaum’s work is concerned with architectural and cultural blank spots. He frequently uses ubiquitous sites like sidewalks or printer paper as his subject matter. Removing these sources from a functional context, he manipulates them to open new associative possibilities. For the exhibition, Greenbaum will be installing objects and architectural modifications that engage with the […]

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Simon Ingram & James Cousins: TAG, Gow Langsford Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand


Simon Ingram, Riser, 2009 Oil on linen, 38 x 38 cm January 9-23, 2010 TAG is the first exhibition in the INITIATIVE series, a program established to offer gallery artists an opportunity to exhibit more experimental or project based works, and to add diversity to the gallery exhibition schedule. In TAG painters Simon Ingram and James Cousins present an exhibition of new paintings that sit outside their regular exhibiting practice. As the title suggests their […]

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James Turrell: The Wolfsburg Project, Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, Wolfsburg, Germany


James Turrell, Bridget’s Bardo, 2009 Installation Until April 5, 2010 In collaboration with the Kunstmuseum Wolfsburg, the American light artist James Turrell has created his largest-ever walk-in light installation in a museum context: an 11-metre-high, “space within a space” structure that covers a floor area of 700 square metres and reaches up to the glass roof of the museum. One of Turrell’s Ganzfeld Pieces, it is a hollow construction divided into two parts. The two […]

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Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark, The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts, St. Louis, MO


Installation view October 30, 2009 – June 5, 2010 The Pulitzer Foundation for the Arts present the exhibition, Urban Alchemy/Gordon Matta-Clark. The artist Gordon Matta-Clark (1943-1978) used neglected structures slated for demolition as his raw material. He carved out sections of buildings with a power saw in order to reveal their hidden construction, to provide new ways of perceiving space, and to create metaphors for the human condition. He spoke of his work as an […]

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Dirk Rathke: Curved Canvases, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX


January 23 – February 27, 2010 Dirk Rathke creates objects with painterly materials – wooden frames, canvas and paint – that go beyond the scope of the genre. This Berlin-based artist is part of a young generation that has developed fresh approaches to painting and has distinctive solutions in the geometric-abstract tradition. The relationship between line, area, space and movement is the main emphasis in Dirk Rathke’s artistic exploration. With his room drawings, Rathke explores […]

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Julian Jackson: Will ‘O the Wisp, Kathryn Markel Fine Arts, New York, NY


Julian Jackson, Ariel, 2009 Oil on wood, 56 x 48 inches January 7 – February 6, 2010 Kathryn Markel Fine Arts presents the third solo exhibition of paintings by New York artist Julian Jackson. Jackson’s exhibition, will o’ the wisp, presents a new body of work expanding the artist’s development on the subject of light. In folklore involving the will o’ the wisp, a term used to describe the flickering light of twilight, travelers are […]

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Primary Atmospheres: California Minimalism 1960-1970, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY


Installation view January 8 – February 6, 2010 Primary Atmospheres: Works from California 1960-1970 will present to the New York public a long-overdue survey of the particular kind of minimal work that was made in and around Los Angeles, work which differentiated itself in its emphasis on surface, synthetic materials, industrial processes, and perception. Often referred to under the umbrella term “Light and Space,” the artists and artwork included in this exhibition will present a […]

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James K-M: The Artist Magicians, Centro Provincial de Artes Plasticas, Camaguey, Cuba


Installation view December 18, 2009 – January 18, 2010 Curated  by Pavel Alejandro Barrios Sosa “The Artist Magicians form a human conscience, revealing universes that are concentric or chaotic, silent or resounding; they are devotees whose occupation is to reveal or to make possible things that have never been, things that will be, or things that will continue to be. The primordial magic art has not changed; the change is only in our way of perceiving. That limitation in […]

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Michelle Hinebrook & Nicki Stager: Exposure, Like the Spice Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Michelle Hinebrook, Encrusted, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 36 x 36 inches LTS presents Exposure: Michelle Hinebrook & Nicki Stager, an exhibition spotlighting the separate works of these two artists. Both are wholly steeped in light, but each reaches a different, yet complementary, conclusion. Michelle Hinebrook’s newest pieces explore a very specific sort of geometry. Watching each line take the long journey across the canvas, one becomes aware of how each carries a share of the […]

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With Your Eyes Only, Kunstverein Medienturm, Austria


Greet Billet, 1/256 – 256/256, 256 different kinds of black in a movie, 2009 Grey color on wall, video projection WITH YOUR EYES ONLY is an experimental project, which analyses the elements of perception in a collage of artistic interventions and objects. Within the frame of reductive art, levels of perception and the mechanisms of observation are questioned in a multidisciplinary, playful approach. Starting point are the phenomenological conditions of the artistic production like color, […]

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Julian Dashper, Daniel Göttin, Tilman & Jan van der Ploeg in Composite Visions, Centre d’Art Neuchatel, Neuchatel, Switzerland


Daniel Göttin, Transformer 2, 2008 After 2step, minimalpop, Painted Objects, Double Exposure, A Bit O’ White, My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, Yo, Mo’ Modernism, With Your Eyes Only, COMPOSITE VISIONS is the ninth touring group exhibition organized by CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium. Since its last theoretical stance as a sublime yet powerful art form, creating a new -ism and ironically also stating the end not only of painting but possibly also of visual art in […]

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Colour Matters: Part 5, Kunstruimte09, Groningen, The Netherlands


Jose Heerkens, Passing Colours IV, 2009 Oil on linen, 35 x 35 cm January 27 – February 27, 2010 Participating Artists: Linda Arts, Marinus Augustijn, Gjalt Blaauw, Rob Bouwman II, Jose Heerkens, Lysan Linnartz, Marius Lut, Fred Pollack, Alexandra Roozen, Drewes de Wit

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Jack Tworkov: True and False, Mitchell-Innes & Nash, New York, NY


Jack Tworkov, Variables II, 1964-65 Oil on canvas, 60 x 80 inches January 15 – February 20, 2010 Jack Tworkov was among the central figures of New York’s Abstract Expressionist school. Throughout his more than five-decade career, he created paintings and drawings distinguished by their intensity of gesture and intellectual rigor. In the period covered by the exhibition (1960-1975), Tworkov began to move away from his interest in the purely gestural composition and toward a […]

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David Reed: Works on Paper, Peter Blum Gallery (Soho), New York, NY


Installation view January 13 – March 6, 2010 Peter Blum presents the exhibition David Reed: Works on Paper at 99 Wooster Street, New York. On view are over 60 recent working drawings and color studies. This is the first exhibition of David Reed at Peter Blum Gallery, and the first exhibition of Reed’s working drawings and color studies anywhere. Well-known for his abstract paintings, the working drawings and color studies provide a rare glimpse into […]

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Vince Contarino: Sweet Divide, 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel, New York, NY


Vince Contarino, Better Half, 2009 Acrylic on canvas over panel, 36 x 48 inches January 15 – February 6, 2010 532 Gallery Thomas Jaeckel presents Vince Contarino in “Sweet Divide” a solo exhibition of new paintings which address the specific challenges faced by abstract artists working today. Contarino describes a finished or successful painting as possessed of a nice awkwardness, differentiating an atypical abstract painting from a great one. He is conscious of existing within […]

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Li Trincere in Mostly Monochrome, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY


Berndt Friberg and Palshus Eleven mid-century unique stoneware vessel forms Dimensions variable January 7 – February 6, 2010 McKenzie Fine Art is pleased to commence the new year with a group show, Mostly Monochrome. The exhibition will examine different ways artists use monochrome in paintings and sculpture. The artists in the exhibition include Matthew Deleget, Berndt Friberg, Karen Gunderson, James Lecce, Daniel Levine, David Mann, Palshus, Ursula Morley Price, Bill Thompson, Li Trincere, Peter Weber, […]

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