Shifting Continuities: Christoph Dahlhausen & David Thomas, Heide Museum of Modern Art, Bulleen/Melbourne, Australia

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Christoph Dahlhausen, Study for intervention, 2010 July 31 – October 31, 2010 Curator: Lesley Harding This project by Christoph Dahlhausen (Germany) and David Thomas (Australia), their second collaboration, takes the form of a series of minimalist and subtle interventions in the transitory spaces and often overlooked zones at Heide. Employing a range of materials—paint, mirror, reflective metals, vinyl, colour and light—within the site and architecture of the Museum, the artists encourage active looking and engagement […]

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Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From), Moderated by Rossana Martinez, PowerHouse Projects, July 2010

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Click to read complete panel discussion PowerHouse Presents… Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) -– a virtual panel moderated by Rossana Martinez, founder and curator of Minus Space, and organized by the curators of Source–Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger. Source completed its run at The Halls at Bowling Green on May 28th. The show presented a mix of seven artists: Glen Cunningham, Mark Dagley, Laura Fayer, Molly Herman, Lori Kirkbride, Ben LaRocco and Rachael Wren. […]

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In Memoriam: Rubem Ludolf (1932-2010)

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Rubem Ludolf, Untitled, 2004 Oil on canvas 80 x 100 cm Considered one of the top names in Brazilian neoconcretism, painter, architect and landscaper Rubem Ludolf died aged 78 on Monday, July 26, in Rio de Janeiro. Victim of an aneurysm in the aorta, the artist was admitted for ten days in the Samaritan Hospital. Self-taught in the early career in the mid-1950s, Ludolf was a student of Ivan Serpa Free Course in Painting from […]

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Crystalline Architecture, Andrea Rosen Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view June 30 – August 20, 2010 Curated by Josiah McElheny Participating Artists: Lyonel Feininger, Walter Gropius, Wenzel Hablik, Walther Klemm, Josiah McElheny, Eileen Quinlan, Heather Rowe, Robert Smithson, Katja Strunz, Bruno Taut This exhibition began with a question: is it possible for a particular aesthetic form or structure to express both abstract concepts and political ideals? A brief, yet formative moment in history suggests that it might be. Just after World War I, […]

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Spray!, D’Amelio Terras, New York, NY

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Installation view July 8 – August 13, 2010 Participating Artists: Dan Christensen, Keltie Ferris, Katharina Grosse, Jacqueline Humphries, Rosy Keyser, Yayoi Kusama, Robert Moskowitz, Jules Olitski, Stephen Prina, Sterling Ruby, David Smith A valve is opened and thousands of liquid particles of paint are rapidly forced from a sealed pressurized container, emerging as a fine mist. Spray!, a group exhibition that examines artists who have embraced the invention of aerosol spray paint in making art. […]

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Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell, Ferber and Gottlieb, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

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Robert Motherwell, The Wall of the Temple, 1952 Oil on Masonite, 96.5 x 192.5 inches Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn, New Jersey March 14 – August 1, 2010 After World War II, American Jewish populations began a mass movement from city to suburb. Without the close-knit neighborhoods of the city, the synagogue became a center not only for worship, but for education and socialization as well. Architect Percival Goodman envisioned this space as entirely modern—not based on […]

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The Geometry of Kandinsky and Malevich, Guggenheim Museum, New York, NY

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Vasily Kandinsky, Composition 8 (Komposition 8), July 1923 Oil on canvas, 140 x 201 cm Solomon R. Guggenheim Founding Collection, NY July 9 – September 7, 2010 Russian artists Vasily Kandinsky (1866–1944) and Kazimir Malevich (1878–1935), considered two of the pioneers of abstraction, separately explored a geometric vocabulary during the course of their careers. Malevich is recognized for his circa 1914 invention of Suprematism, an abstract style expressing universal truths through the interrelationship of color […]

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Not Extractions, but Abstractions (Part 2), Clifton Benevento, New York, NY

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Installation view with works by Hanna Sandin, Polly Apfelbaum, Shio Kusaka, Jonas Wood June 27 – August 14, 2010 The work of six artists – Polly Apfelbaum, Peter Coffin, Shio Kusaka, Hanna Sandin, Martin Soto Climent and Jonas Wood – come together to evoke a contemporary mash-up of American artist Alexander Calder under his quote ‘Not Extractions but Abstractions’. Presented side-by-side their works obliquely summon Calder’s use of reductive forms, his serious yet playful endeavors […]

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Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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Henri Matisse painting Bathers by a River, May 13, 1913 Photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester July 18 – October 11, 2010 In the time between Henri Matisse’s (1869–1954) return from Morocco in 1913 and his departure for Nice in 1917, the artist produced some of the most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works of his career—paintings that are abstracted and rigorously purged of descriptive […]

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Julian Dashper solo exhibition Professional Practice, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

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Julian Dashper, Untitled (The Painter’s Mistake), 2007 (detail) Hamish McKay stand, Auckland Art Fair, 2007 Photo: Patrick Pound July 23 – August 28, 2010 Julian Dashper (1960-2009) once commented that it takes courage to write ‘artist’ as one’s occupation on forms when travelling. It was a statement of encouragement to the generation of students that he taught, but also a statement of his own position. Over nearly 30 years as an exhibiting artist Dashper built […]

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Line, Curve, Form, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

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Scott Malbaurn, Big Blue, 2003 Acrylic, silica, urethane on canvas 72 x 88 inches, diptych July 20 – August 28, 2010 David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present Line, Curve, Form, an exhibition of paintings and wall sculptures by Simon Aldridge, Alex Couwenberg, Mark Emerson, Julie Karabenick, Scott Malbaurn and Richard Roth. These artists create optically active abstractions in two and three-dimensions through the use of lines, curves and forms juxtaposed with color combinations so […]

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Dutch Connection, Hebel_121, Basel, Switzerland

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Installation view with works by (l-r) Jan Maarten Voskuil, Evi Vingerling, Marius Lut, Geeske Bijker, Tonneke Sengers June 12 – August 7, 2010 Participating Artists: Steven Aalders, Linda Arts, Geeke Bijker, Rene van den bos, Jasper van der Graaf, Jose Heerkens, Arjan Janssen, Ditty Ketting, Klaas Kloosterboer, WJM Kok, Marius Lut, Jan van der Ploeg, Tonneke Sengers, Evi Vingerling, Jan Maarten Voskuil

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le beau le bien le vrai, Non-Objectif Sud, La Barraliere, Chemin de Visan, Tulette, France

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Installation view July 11 – September 12, 2010 Non-Objectif Sud (NOS) is pleased to present its fifth exhibition and residency program with le beau le bien le vrai, an exhibition curated and organized by Tilman and Petra Bungert of CCNOA (Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art, Brussels, Belgium). Participating Artists: Massimiliano Baldassarri (IT/CH) Francisco da Mata (PT/CH) Camila Oliveira Fairclough (BR/UK) Sacha Goerg (CH/BE) Alexandra Guillot (FR) Colombe Marcasiano (FR) Guillaume Millet (FR) Roland Orépük (CH) […]

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Lateralisms: Dike Blair, James Woodfill, Stephen Westfall & Ben Dowell, The Hogar Collection, Brooklyn, NY

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Ben Dowell, Untitled, 2010 Oil on canvas, 60 x 60 inches July 9 – August 9, 2010 Curated by Matt Wycoff The Hogar Collection is pleased to present Lateralisms, a group show representing two generations of artists closely tied to the decisive contingency of minimalism, and to its redrawing of the parameters around both the artwork and the self/artist. The exhibition assesses a slice of the ever-shifting boundaries and implications of post minimal painting and sculptural […]

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Very Good: A Memorial Exhibition Celebrating the Work and Ideas of New Zealand Artist Julian Dashper, Attic Contemporary Art Space, Toowoomba, Queensland, Australia

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Julian Dashper ‘Untitled (I’m Afraid of Red, Yellow and Blue #10), 2010 (detail) Acrylic paint on wall Each dot 8mm in diameter placed 60cm apart Opens July 9, 2010 Work by Julian Dashper, Victoria Munro, Kyle Jenkins and replica furtniture of Donald Judd Location: Attic Contemporary Art Space 264 Margaret Street, Toowoomba, Qld, 4350

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In Memoriam: Doug Ohlson (1936-2010)

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Doug Ohlson (from Artnet Magazine, July 1, 2010) Doug Ohlson, 73, New York painter of sensuous color abstractions, died on June 29 at Bellevue Hospital from injuries suffered from a fall. Born in Cherokee, Iowa, Ohlson served in the Marines before coming to New York in 1961 to pursue a career as an artist. One of the last of a long line of “formalist” painters who sought to give color a pure, non-illusionist pictorial vitality, […]

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