Mark Grotjahn: Seven Faces, Blum & Poe Gallery, Los Angeles, CA


Installation View February 27 – April 3, 2010 Blum & Poe is pleased to present our fifth solo exhibition of work by Mark Grotjahn. The exhibition is entitled, “Seven Faces” and will include up to twelve new paintings from Grotjahn’s “face” series. Visually reminiscent of Picasso, Grotjahn’s “face” paintings intermingle abstract and figurative renderings while dismantling and building on the conventions of modern and contemporary painting. Using sheets of cardboard that are primed and mounted […]

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Douglas Witmer: Ring the Bells Anew, Recent Paintings, Blank Space, New York, NY


Douglas Witmer, Things Mean a Lot at the Time, 2010 Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 20 x 24 inches March 4-27, 2010 Blank Space Gallery presents Ring The Bells Anew, an exhibition of recent paintings by Douglas Witmer. This is the artist’s third solo show in New York, and his first with the gallery. Over the past decade, Witmer has gained increasing attention for his uniquely distilled sensibility related to his paintings’ surface and color. His […]

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Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and Other Planes of Activity, White Flag Projects, St. Louis, MO


Brad Killam & Michelle Grabner, Inside Trip, 2009 Silverpoint, wood, metal, enamel February 27 – April 10, 2010 White Flag Projects presents Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity, with artwork by Greg Bogin, Elizabeth Bryant, Anne Eastman, Ib Geertsen, Grabner/Killam, Jean Painleve, Jan Van Der Ploeg and Jonas Wood. The exhibition is curated by Michelle Grabner. Newtonland: Orbits, Ellipses and other Planes of Activity will be accompanied by an illustrated catalogue published by […]

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Franz Erhard Walther, De l’origine de la sculpture: 1958-2009, Museum of Modern and Contemporary Art, Geneva, Switzerland

Installation view February 17 – May 2, 2010 A major retrospective of Franz Erhard Walther’s work From 17 February to 2 May 2010, Mamco will be hosting the most important retrospective devoted to Franz Erhard Walther (1939, Fulda, Germany), one of the artists associated with the museum since its founding. Indeed, Mamco has followed his work for many years. De l’origine de la sculpture, 1958-2009 (On the Origin of Sculpture, 1958-2009) will be the largest […]

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Sydney Ball: Structures 3 & The New York Stain Paintings c. 1971, Sullivan+Strumpf Fine Art, Sydney, Australia


Sydney Ball, Zianexis, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 152 x 168 cm March 4-21, 2010 The following extract is taken from ‘Sydney Ball: prophet of abstraction’ by Wendy Walker, Sydney Ball: The Colour Paintings 1963–2007, p21 The emergence at the end of the 1990s of an insistent form in Ball’s paintings – reminiscent of shapes in early drawings of rock formations from his landscape works – gave rise to the asymmetrical, ragged-edged motifs in the abstract […]

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Tantra: Paintings on Paper, Feature Inc., New York, NY


Anonymous, Legend: The Birth of Speech near Jodhpur, Rajasthan, 2008 March 4-27, 2010 These small paintings are made anonymously in India by practitioners of Tantra, some of whom are artists, to represent and embody principles of Tantra. Viewing or meditating on these reductive and essential images stimulates specific mental and / or spiritual experiences. While they are centuries old with highly codified forms and colors, they exude such a high level of the artists’ intentionality […]

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Bense and the Arts, ZKM | Media Museum, Karlsruhe, Germany


February 7 – April 11, 2010 For the 100th birthday of the philosopher Max Bense, ZKM will present an exhibition showing his international impact on the fine arts and literature, which can be compared to that of Umberto Eco and Marshall McLuhan. The exhibition, which carries forth the ZKM series “Philosophy and Art,” presents Bense as poet and author, scholar of the arts and literature, as well as exhibition curator and publicist. Bense, who was […]

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Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory: Black Paintings, 1979-80, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY


Marcia Hafif Black Painting: Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber II, 1979-80 Oil on canvas, 215 x 200 cm February 25 – April 3, 2010 Newman Popiashvili Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Marcia Hafif. The gallery will be showing historic works – the Black Paintings from 1979-80 that were originally shown at Sonnabend gallery in 1981. Although Hafif has shown extensively in Europe and in the US for the past fifty years, this exhibition offers […]

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Studio Visit with Karen Schifano, Joanne Mattera Art Blog, February 11, 2010


Studio view “I visited Karen Schifano’s Williamsburg studio in September. I knew her work from the Minus Space website, and from group exhibitions around town, including the summer group show at the Minus Space Gallery in Brooklyn the month before. Schifano’s studio is a large, well-lit square of a space in a work-only commercial building. To orient you, if you were looking at a floor plan, I entered at the bottom left of the square. […]

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Color Space Time, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY


Gary Petersen, Wish You Well, 2009 Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches February 10 – March 17, 2010 Curated by Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama, Color-Time-Space is an exhibition of thirteen geometric abstract painters that highlights the relationship between art and music. Participating Artists: James Biederman, Laurie Fendrich, Joanne Freeman, Julie Gross, Ben Larocco, Gary Petersen, Kazimira Rachfal, Jennifer Riley, Yvonne Thomas, Kim Uchiyama, Stephen Westfall, Thornton Willis, Kevin Wixted “Music is an art […]

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Anne Appleby & Kuno Gonschior: Capturing Colours, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom


Anne Appleby, Little Sweet Pea, 2008 Oil and wax on wood, 36.6 36.6 inches Both followers of artist and colour theorist Josef Albers, the American painter Anne Appleby and German artist Kuno Gonschior have a common aspiration of capturing colours, by means of abstraction and through analytical observation of natural experiences. Anne Appleby (born 1954), former Bay area painter, who works and lives in Montana, is often referred to as a Colour Field artist from her […]

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Where One Aligns: An Interview with Connie Goldman, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, February 12, 2010


“Brent: In “Treble II” you have an envelope-proportioned structure that has a fold but not like an envelope. There is a corner missing from one side: And a corner protruding from the other. The whole thing is one sheet of color, and of two forms… how did that come about? Connie: In the “Treble” pieces I’m working with parts of a whole, hence the single color. As to whether these parts become a single entity […]

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Entwicklungen, Galerie Hoffman, Frankfurt / Ossenheim, Germany


Installation views of exhibition Entwicklungen Clockwise: Manfred Mohr, Anton Stankowsky, Leon Polk Smith, Camille Graeser, Richard Lohse, Manfred Mohr, Kenneth Snelson October 31, 2009 – April 5, 2010 Participating Artists: Camille Graeser, Edgar Gutbub, Heijo Hangen, Matti Kujasalo, Verena Loewensberg, Richard-Paul Lohse, Jan Meyer-Rogge, Manfred Mohr, Aurelie Nemours, Leon Polk Smith, Kenneth Snelson, Jurg Stauble, Anton Stankowski, Norbert Thomas, Martin Willing

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Kenneth Noland (1924-2010), by Mark Dagley, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2010


Kenneth Noland staining ‘Horizontal Stripe’ paper piece at the paper mill Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY, 1978 Photographer: Lindsay Green “I’ve followed other artists gratefully and I hope I’ve also followed my own path….sometimes along side other artists. I’ve also been willing to share any help that I could give to any other artist. I love art and I love the life of art and I only wish that the real life of art […]

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The Museum of Non-Objective Painting: Hilla Rebay and the Origins of the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Guggenheim Museum, New York, 2009


Click to purchase on By Tracey Bashkoff (Author), Don Quaintance (Author), John Hanhardt (Author), Karole Vail (Editor) Exploring the origins and early days of the Guggenheim Museum — when it was first known as the Museum of Non-Objective Painting — this volume reveals for the first time the Guggenheim’s complex architectural history, drawing on extensive correspondence between Founding Director Hilla Rebay and artist Rudolf Bauer (whose work the Guggenheim collected exhaustively) to reveal the […]

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Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs

Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs installation view

February 6 - March 13, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new immersive installation by Basel, Switzerland-based artist Daniel Göttin entitled Network 45 with Signs. For the past 20 years, Göttin has focused on making temporary, site-specific interventions that examine the subjective nature of perception. His installations, always consisting of common industrial materials, such as tape, carpet, and paint, playfully respond to the specific characteristics of an architectural site and activate the viewer's relationship to it.

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Steuart Pittman: Nowhere/Anywhere, Blankspace Gallery, Oakland, CA


Steuart Pittman, Slanderous Bastard, 2010 Oil on panel 13 x 11 inches February 5 – March 14, 2010 Within these paintings I compose elemental forms and explore the interactions of colors. By reducing a figure/ground system to its core, I am able to enhance the sculptural qualities of each piece. As a result, I think of these works as painted objects as opposed to pictures or images. I hope to achieve an overall feeling or […]

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Salon #12, Platform Eindhovense Kunstenaars, Eindhoven, The Netherlands


Work by Jose Keerkens February 5-12, 2010 For every Salon exhibition Foundation PEK, Platform Eindhovense Kunstenaars, invites one or more artists whose work relates to the vision of PEK. The work of José Heerkens and Henriëtte van ’t Hoog is about light and space. They search and research many aspects of these themes, in the language of colour and form. In the abstract approach their paintings and objects meet each other. Henriëtte van ’t Hoog […]

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Objectified, Pelham Art Center, Pelham, NY

Work by Virginia Griswold

David Baskin, JAG, 2008 February 5 – April 17, 2010 An exhibition of new sculpture by artists David Baskin, Suzanne Broughel, Virginia Griswold, Kent Laforme, Sylvan Lionni, Jaye Moon and Claire Watson. Curated by David C. Terry and Matthew Deleget.    

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