Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

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April 22 - May 8, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.

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I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY

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Exhibition invitation April 23 – May 22, 2010 Participating Artists: Michelle Grabner, Katharina Grosse, Brad Killam, Philip Vanderhyden & Molly Zuckerman-Hartung The exhibition, “I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull” brings together the work of four antithetical painters who Michelle Grabner, the Chicago-based artist, heralds as profoundly enabling to her own unvaried and unimaginative abstract investigations. The exhibition is diverting and […]

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Maureen McQuillan: Necessary Detours, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

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Maureen McQuillan, Lightbox Drawing (Double Spiral/CC), 2009-10 Marker on acetate sheets on light panel in Plexiglas box 11 x 16 x 1 1/2 inches March 25 – May 1, 2010 For well over a decade, Maureen McQuillan has been investigating the infinite possibilities of line by exploiting the inherent nature of simple materials. The centerpiece of this exhibition is a series of photograms created by making marker drawings on multiple layers of transparent material, then […]

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Drew Shiflett: Constructed Drawings, The Drawing Room, East Hampton, NY

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Drew Shiflett, Untitled #56, 2009 Watercolor, handmade paper 30 x 73 x 3 inches April 16 – May 23, 2010 In Drew Shiflett’s exhibition, two large-scale abstract works on, and literally of, paper appear to float in front of the wall surface, inviting viewers to enter the mesmerizing experience of their making. These and smaller framed mixed media drawings conjure geological strata, ancient textiles and structures ranging from early cave dwellings, to Roman aqueducts and […]

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Melitta Nemeth: Verborgene Farben, Dr. Julius | AP, Berlin, Germany

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Melitta Nemeth, Verborgene Farben II, 2009 Acrylic on aluminium, 70 x 70 cm April 30 – June 5, 2010 Melitta Nemeth, born 1974, lives and works in Budapest, Hungary where she studied at the Academy of Fine Arts. With her latest work, the series Verborgene Farben [Hidden Colours], she attempts to expand the boundaries of painting in relation to its two-dimensionality and the use of colour, light and reflection. Highly precise geometric shapes cut out […]

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Postscript: Lynne Harlow & Mary Paula Hunter, RISD Museum of Art, Providence, RI

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Lynne Harlow & Mary Paula Hunter, Postscript, 2010 Dance drawings on birch plywood (series of 5) 4 x 4 feet each Performance: April 24, 2010, 2 pm Postscript is a collaboration with dancer and choreographer Mary Paula Hunter that explores the intersection of drawing and dance. This performance project will be presented at the RISD Museum of Art as part of The Big Draw, a celebration of drawing offered in conjunction with the exhibition Pat […]

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Op Out of Ohio: Anonima Group, Richard Anuszkiewicz, & Julian Stanczak in the 1960s, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, NY

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Julian Stanczak, Untitled #15, 1969 Acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches April 15 – July 9, 2010 D. Wigmore announces the exhibition with catalogue, Op Out of Ohio: Anonima Group, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Julian Stanczak in the 1960s. The exhibition will feature over 30 paintings from 1959 to 1970 by Richard Anuszkiewicz (b.1930), Julian Stanczak (b.1928), and the three artists of the Anonima Group: Ernst Benkert (b.1928), Francis Hewitt (1936-1992), and Ed Mieczkowski (b.1929). […]

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Panel Discussion: Abstract Art, A Living Legacy, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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Paul Henry Ramirez, BLACKOUT (installation view), 2010 Mural, paintings, relief, furniture & lighting A Centennial Commission, Newark Museum, NJ Photograph by Raymond Adams Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Reception 6-7pm, Program 7-8pm Free, pre-registration required. Call 973.596.6550 or e-mail: rsvp@newarkmuseum.org Newark Museum Billy Johnson Auditorium 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 www.newarkmuseum.org directions Matthew Deleget will moderate a discussion with an international group of contemporary artists including Lenora de Barros, Paul Henry Ramirez and Don Voisine. The […]

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Non-Objectif Sud Spring Fundraiser, Robert Goff Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view of NOS 2009 Work by John Finneran (left) & Linda Francis (back wall) Tuesday, April 13, 2010 Daytime Preview: 10am – 5pm Evening Sale & Cocktails: 6-8pm Robert Goff Gallery 537 B West 23rd Street NYC Tickets Advance Purchase: $25 Door Price: $30 NOS Patron: $50 (includes acknowledgment in the 2010 catalog) Featuring the work of more than 80 international artist.  All sales benefit NOS’s 2010 exhibition. For further information, please see www.nonobjectifsud.org. […]

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Hartmut Böhm solo exhibition Wandarbeiten, Museum Gegenstandsfreier Kunst, Otterndorf, Germany

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Installation view Photo: Alistair Overbruck April 11 – June 27, 2010 SYSTEM MIT ÜBERRASCHUNGEN “Böhm verbirgt nichts, verschleiert nichts und breitet alles unmittelbar vor dem Besucher aus, doch die eigenwillige Verbindung von rigoroser Ordnung und ständiger Wandelbarkeit, Muster und Variation, Volumen und Leere aktiviert den gesamten Raum und ist schließlich von einer ausgesprochen kathartischen Wirkung.” –Gregory Volk, Stiftung für konkrete Kunst, Reutlingen, 2000

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Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction: An International Symposium, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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John Ferren, Paris Abstract, ca. 1935 Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 31 ¾ inches Collection Newark Museum, NJ Presented by the Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10am – 5pm Billy Johnson Auditorium, Newark Museum The Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros present Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction, an important international symposium that explores the conceptual and aesthetic parallels that linked artists […]

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Continuing Color Abstraction, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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Gabriele Evertz, Contrast and Assimilation April 13 – May 8, 2010 The Painting Center presents Continuing Color Abstraction curated by Rella Stuart-Hunt. This invitational exhibition includes Lisa Abbott-Canfield, Carla Aurich, Ellen Banks, Siri Berg, Audrey Bergensten, Doug Canfield, Beth Caspar, Sherri Cobb, Dan Crews, Gabriele Evertz, Halsey Hathaway, Changa Hwang, Joanne Klein, Charles Koegel, Charlotte Nicholson, Pierre Obando, Susan Post, Shawn Powell, Russell Roberts, James Vanderberg, Ken Weathersby and Jean Wolff. Color abstraction has been […]

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Manuel Espinosa: Paintings and Drawings, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

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Manuel Espinosa, Untitled, 1968 Oil on Canvas 49 1/4 x 49 1/4 inches April 8 – May 15, 2010 Sicardi Gallery announces their first solo exhibition of the Argentine modernist Manuel Espinosa (1912-2006). The gallery will be presenting a selection of important paintings and drawings dating from the 1950s through the 1970s. Although less well-known today than some of his contemporaries, Espinosa was a leading figure in Argentinean Constructivism of the post-war period. Along with Tomás Maldonado, Alfredo […]

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Source, The Halls at Bowling Green/CUNY, New York, NY

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Mark Dagley, Coded Grid (above) Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 13 inches Mark Dagley, Deathtrip (below) Charcoal on paper, 48 x 36 inches April 22 – May 28, 2010 Curated by Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger Participating Artists: Glen Cunningham, Mark Dagley, Laura Fayer, Molly Herman, Lori Kirkbride, Ben LaRocco, Rachael Wren City College’s Center for Worker Education will host the third in its “Halls at Bowling Green” series of shows starting on April 22nd, according […]

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Waltercio Caldas, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Waltercio Caldas, Installation view of Dinamo (detail) and Shade March 6 – April 24, 2010 The Christopher Grimes Gallery presents new work by Brazilian artist, Waltercio Caldas. Since his last solo exhibition at the Christopher Grimes Gallery in 2005, Caldas has had solo exhibitions at premier international institutions, including the Centro Galego de Arte Contemporanea, Spain, and the Fundacao Calouste Gulbenkian, Lisbon, Portugal. In 2007, he was included in Robert Storr’s exhibition, ‘Think with the Senses […]

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Intersections: Flurries by Regi Müller, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

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Installation view On view thru May 2011 Regi Müller transforms the museum’s Vradenburg Café by installing hundreds of small, sculptural pieces mounted on the windows and walls. Cast in urethane and in the shape of “caps”—in mathematics, areas above or below a given plane—the pieces are arranged in the space to induce a visual progression from order to disorder. Of the same volume and tint yet of different depths and sizes, the caps are translucent […]

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Kevin Finklea: Memories Are Uncertain Friends, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

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Installation view March 4 – April 17, 2010 “Two years ago I entered my woodshop to make painted wooden objects once again. I had left object making for pure painting in the year 2000. In returning to the objects, I realized the importance of making work as unfettered of past experience as possible. It quickly became evident that there was no need to repeat myself. I wanted to make painted forms as directly as I […]

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Karen Schifano & Paige Williams: The Space Between, Blank Space, New York, NY

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Karen Schifano, Gorey, 2009 April 1-30, 2010 BLANK SPACE is pleased to present The Space Between, an exhibition of paintings by artists Karen Schifano and Paige Williams. Both Schifano and Williams’ abstract work in this exhibition focuses on transition, inviting the viewer to experience the tension within and between evocative moments. Exploring shifting spaces, both emotional and literal ? these works are minimalistic yet deceptively complex. Karen Schifano’s Doors paintings are abstract pictures of doors […]

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Beyond Painting, Galerie Lausberg, Toronto, Canada

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Installation views Participating Artists: Douglas Allsop, Dieter Balzer, Rafael Barrios, Michael Burges, Freddy Chandra, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Carlos Estrada-Vega, Brad Howe, Gilbert Hsiao, Jae Ko, Hans Kotter, Camill Leberer, Milen Miltchev, Manfred Mohr, Dany Paal, Jürgen Paas, Frank Piasta, Regine Schumann, Kane Shimoosake, Klaus Staudt, Gaby Terhuven, Wolfram Ullrich, Achim Zeman

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Josef Albers & Ken Price, Brooke Alexander, New York, NY

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Installation view February – June 2010 The works of Josef Albers and Ken Price reveal a similarity of sensibilities and a kind of parallel thinking that stems from a shared interest in Mexico and the American Southwest. Drawing from polar extremes of the cultural spectrum, unexpectedly the two artists arrive at complimentary forms of visual expression. After immigrating to America in 1933, Josef Albers visited Mexico and became interested in Pre-Columbian ceramics and Mayan and […]

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Jan van der Ploeg: Wall Painting No. 277, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, Dunedin, New Zealand

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Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 277 Untitled (Dignity), 2010 Acrylic on wall 714 x 2304 cm A regular visitor to this part of the world, it is more than a decade since Jan van der Ploeg’s paintings have appeared at the Dunedin Public Art Gallery. As a component of the Open Hang exhibition (1997), van der Ploeg was invited to select an artwork from this Gallery’s collection to go alongside a series of […]

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The Constructive Elan, Alejandra von Hartz Gallery, Miami, FL

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Marta Chilindron, Nine Triangles (pink, blue and green), 2010 Fluorescent acrylic Dimensions variable (24 x 24 inches when flat) April 10 – June 30, 2010 Selected works by: Fabian Burgos, Marta Chilindron, Eduardo Costa, Danilo Duenas, Eugenio Espinoza, Jaime Gili, Silvana Lacarra, Susana Lescano, Artur Lescher, Adriana Minoliti, Karina Peisajovich, Pablo Siquier, Horacio Zabala Works on paper by: Ines Bancalari, Teresa Pereda, Ana Tiscornia

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Luis Tomasello, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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March 30 – May 29, 2010 The Mayor Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Argentinean born artist Luis Tomasello, with his first solo exhibition in the UK. Tomasello, a leading representative of Latin American Kinetic art, worked extensively in Paris from the late 1950s onwards exhibiting with Galerie Denise René, alongside Victor Vasarely and Jesús Rafael Soto. Born in La Plata in 1915, Tomasello studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, […]

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Monumental and Piccolini, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

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Craig Fisher, Painting Not Yet Titled, 2009 March 26 – April 24, 2010 Allegra LaViola Gallery is pleased to present Monumental and Piccolini, two separate but related exhibitions curated by artist Jennifer Riley. The sprawling upper gallery is host to monumentally scaled works by sculptors Doreen McCarthy and Don Gummer and painters Jim Long and Craig Fisher. The lower level of the gallery contains a body of smaller scaled works in various media by the […]

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