Al Taylor: Wire Instruments and Pet Stains, Santa Monica Musuem of Art, Santa Monica, CA

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Al Taylor, Station of the Cross, 1990 Formica laminate and wire 42 x 25 x 23 inches January 21 – April 16, 2011 Al Taylor: Wire Instruments and Pet Stains is the first American survey of work by this important and prolific artist. The exhibition features two major series in Taylor’s vast oeuvre: Wire Instruments (1989-1990) and Pet Stains (1989-1992). These distinctive bodies of work will illustrate the importance of Taylor’s process and creative breadth. […]

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Varda Caivano: Voice, Victoria Miro, London, United Kingdom

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Vardo Caivano, Untitled, 2010 February 1 – March 12, 2011 Victoria Miro is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Varda Caivano, her second solo show with the gallery. Evocative, elusive, and exuding a quiet confidence, Caivano’s paintings present a series of explorations of the medium and the language of abstraction. In her practice, abstraction undergoes a rigorous examination, reinforcing this painterly territory as fluid, undetermined, and open for constant re-evaluation. Caivano’s works […]

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Sol LeWitt: 2D + 3D, Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, MN

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Sol LeWitt, Loopy Droopy, Blue/Red, 2000 Woodcut on paper November 18, 2010 – April 24, 2011 Sol LeWitt (1928-2007) was a major voice in American Minimalism—and from early in his career, an artist collected in depth by the Walker. This exhibition showcases a range of artwork, from his drawings and prints to a range of sculptures based on carefully conceived geometric systems. With more than 50 pieces, many of them gifts from the artist to […]

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The Jewel Thief, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Installation view The Jewel Thief explores new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Using divergent forms of display, the exhibition focuses attention on art’s intersection with the decorative and functional elements of architecture. Beginning in the museum’s atrium, the exhibition continues into the large Wachenheim gallery, filling the space with a diverse range of artwork, including painting, sculpture, textiles, wallpaper, chandeliers, video, and photography. Artwork is presented through the lens of several opposing […]

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Splendor of Dynamic Structure: Celebrating 75 Years of the American Abstract Artists, Herbert F. Johnson Museum of Art, Ithaca, NY

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Werner Drewes, Praying Mantis, 1944 Etching January 22 – March 30, 2011 The American Abstract Artists, formed in 1936, were drawn to Mondrian’s ideal of the “splendor of dynamic structure.” Despite many changes since then, the AAA has continued strong for seventy-five years, a testament to their belief that the abstract impulse can encompass diverse approaches and identities, influenced by surrealism, expressionism, and landscape painting. The historical portion of this exhibition is culled from the […]

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The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

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Wyndham Lewis, Composition, 1913 Collection of the Tate, London January 29 – May 15, 2011 From January 29 through May 15, 2011, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918, curated by Mark Antliff, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, and Vivien Greene, Curator of 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art at the Guggenheim Museum New York. This is the first exhibition […]

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Pema Rinzin: Compassion Transformed, Joshua Liner Gallery, New York, NY

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Pema Rinzin, Peace and Energy (Orange), 2009 Ground mineral pigments and gold on canvas 41 x 61 inches January 27 – February 26, 2011 Joshua Liner Gallery is pleased to present Compassion Transformed, an exhibition of new paintings by the New York-based Tibetan artist Pema Rinzin. Making his solo debut in New York, this is Rinzin’s first one-man exhibition at Joshua Liner Gallery. A master in the art of Thangka painting, Pema Rinzin has adapted […]

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Book Launch: Jan Maarten Voskuil: Getting to a Point, Salamatina Gallery, Manhasset, NY

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Installation view. January 29th, 2011 4-7PM The Salamatina Gallery is pleased to launch the new book, Getting to a Point, by acclaimed Dutch artist Jan Maarten Voskuil. In conjunction with the launch, and in anticipation of Voskuil’s first solo exhibition in the U.S., to take place in April at the Salamatina Gallery, the artist will show a selection of new works as well as a new multiple especially produced for the occasion. Voskuil’s “paintings” are […]

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All of This and Nothing, Hammer Museum, Los Angeles, CA

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Frances Stark, Push, 2006 Latex, printed matter, linen tape, stickers on panel. 80 x 89 inches January 30 – April 24, 2011 All of this and nothing is the sixth in the Hammer Museum’s biennial invitational exhibition series, which highlights work of Los Angeles-based artists, both established and emerging, alongside a number of international artists. All of this and nothing features more than 60 works, much of it created for the exhibition, by fourteen artists: […]

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León Ferrari, Haunch of Venison, New York, NY

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León Ferrari, Sin titulo, 1964 Pen and ink on paper 19 x 12 inches January 28 – March 5, 2011 Haunch of Venison is pleased to announce León Ferrari’s first solo gallery exhibition in New York since his acclaimed Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) exhibition Tangled Alphabets: León Ferrari and Mira Schendel in 2009. The celebrated museum exhibition was the ninety-year-old Argentinian’s first major exhibition in the United States despite being lauded as one of […]

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Anselm Reyle, Des Moines Art Center, Des Moines, IA

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Anselm Reyle, Untitled, 2007 Mixed media on canvas, metal frame 81 x 100 inches January 28 – April 17, 2011 Anselm Reyle is a taxidermist. He breathes life into the exhausted or dormant visual motifs of Modernism and reenergizes these familiar forms to make them new. Reyle frequently utilizes clichéd modernist shapes, artificial colors, and non-traditional materials such as Mylar foil and straw bales to extend the prevailing aesthetics of painting and sculpture. In the […]

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Drawn/Taped/Burned: Abstraction on Paper, Katonah Museum of Art, Katonah, NY

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Installation view January 23 – May 1, 2011 Drawn/Taped/Burned is curated by Ellen Keiter for the Katonah Museum of Art in Westchester County, New York. The exhibition is on view at the Katonah Museum from January 23 through May 1, 2011. For more information on visiting the exhibition, please visit the Museum’s website. This virtual catalogue pairs each artwork with a written response by one of 45 contributors, including 34 artists, eight scholars, a curator, […]

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An Exchange with Sol LeWitt: A Two Part Exhibition Presented by Cabinet, Brooklyn, NY and MASS MoCA, North Adams, MA

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Daniel Joglar, Instruction, 2010 Documented action Cabinet: January 21 – March 5, 2011 MASS MoCA: January 23 – March 31, 2011 Although celebrated for the revolutionary role he played in the development of both Conceptualism and Minimalism, Sol LeWitt was also renowned for his exchanges of artwork with various artists throughout his lifetime. For LeWitt, the act of exchange seemed to be not only a personal gesture, but also an integral part of his conceptual […]

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Olivier Mosset, Christopher Grimes Gallery, Santa Monica, CA

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Installation view. January 15 – March 5, 2011 The Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Olivier Mosset, featuring motorcycles painted and customized by Vincent Szarek and Jeffrey Schad. For the past 40 years, Mosset has challenged the historical notion of painting as an art object beginning with his involvement in B.M.P.T. (a Paris-based group of painters active during the mid-1960s consisting of Daniel Buren, Mosset, Michel Parmentier, and Niele […]

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Tony Bechara: Minima Visibilia, Frederico Sève Gallery, New York, NY

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Tony Bechara, April 8, 2008 Acrylic on linen 60 x 60 inches November 18, 2010 – February 5, 2011 (extended from January 13) Frederico Sève Gallery will exhibit six monochromatic grey paintings by Tony Bechara from November 18, 2010 to January 13, 2011. Working in acrylic on linen, his geometric pixelation takes its inspiration from both Georges Seurat and digital technology. Bechara’s dynamic paintings span a trajectory of more than 30 years dedicated to geometric […]

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Stefan Baumkötter + Rudolf de Crignis, Bartha Contemporary, London, United Kingdom

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Rudolf de Crignis, Painting #95029, 1995 Oil on canvas 32 x 32 inches January 16 – March 26, 2011 Bartha Contemporary is proud to announce the forthcoming exhibition of works by Stephan Baumkötter (DE, 1958 – ) + Rudolf de Crignis (CH / USA, 1948 – 2006). The exhibition will feature selected paintings and works on paper, demonstrating the distinct characteristics of these exceptional artists and their significant contribution to contemporary painting. Over the past […]

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Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Paintings for Chicago and Blob Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

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Installation view. January 14 – February 19, 2011 Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition by Chicago based artist Judy Ledgerwood. Activating the space between the painting and the viewer, Ledgerwood’s patterns are composed of shapes proportioned to the body of the viewer, and various color interactions within those shapes. This relationship between the pictorial and the physical space is often linked to Color Field painting, a style of abstract painting […]

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Jeroen Molenaar: Reaction and Reflection, KCO, Zwolle, The Netherlands

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Work by Jeroen Molenaar. January 15 – March 25, 2011 Reaction & Reflection is a cycle of exhibitions and projects at eight locations in the city of Zwolle in the Netherlands. Eleven artists react and reflect to the historic city center and guarantee an unusual discovery. They respond to the city, residents and users of the city, the buildings in the city and the architecture. “Reaction and Reflection ‘ is a project of Wim van […]

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Claude Rutault: Exposition-Suicide, Galerie Emmanuel Perrotin, Paris, France

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Installation view. January 8 – February 12, 2011 I am delighted to announce Claude Rutault’s first personal exhibition from January 8 to February 12 in my gallery. The exhibition will bring together 23 works in 10 rooms in the gallery. Historical works from the 1970s in particular (definition-method 208c painting, depainting, repainting and definition/method 98 : to be continued), and nine new works will be presented for the occasion. It is a new stage in […]

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Carl Andre, Sadie Coles HG, London, United Kingdom

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Carl Andre, Grecrux, 1985 January 19 – March 05, 2011 Sadie Coles HQ is delighted to present an exhibition of stone sculptures by Carl Andre, comprising a sequence of works in Icelandic basalt and two major works in travertine. Throughout his fifty year career, Andre has created sculptures by placing standard units of stone, metal or wood in simple geometric arrangements. In early works such as Equivalents (1966; eight different configurations of 120 bricks) and […]

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Marylyn Dintenfass, Bob Rauschenberg Gallery, Fort Myers, FL

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Marylyn Dintenfass, Unspoken Reflection, 2004 Oil on panel 48 x 48 inches January 14 – February 19, 2011 Marylyn Dintenfass is an internationally recognized artist whose work is found in major public and private collections in Italy, Denmark, Israel, Japan, and the United States, including the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, the Cleveland Museum of Art, the Detroit Institute of Arts  and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston.  Dintenfass was […]

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Michelle Grabner: Like a Rare Morel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

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Michelle Grabner, Untitled, 2011 Graphite and gesso on panel 15 x 17 inches January 22 – February 26, 2011 Shane Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce Like a Rare Morel, an exhibition of graphite and metalpoint works on birch panel by Michelle Grabner. This exhibition marks Grabner’s return to domesticated geometric pattern. Gingham, a plain-woven fabric where the warp and weft are aligned to form a simple perpendicular crossing pattern is the basis of Grabner’s […]

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Joe Zucker: A Unified Theory, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

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Joe Zucker, Orange Roof House, 2003 Acrylic on canvas and wood 49 x 49 inches January 8 – February 5, 2011 On 8 January 2011, Mary Boone Gallery will open at both its Fifth Avenue and Chelsea locations “A Unified Theory”, simultaneous exhibitions of two distinct, yet related, series of paintings by JOE ZUCKER. The Uptown gallery features a group of “Box” paintings” from 2002-2005. Here, Zucker has constructed a shallow wooden box in which […]

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Heinz Mack: Early Metal Reliefs 1957-1967, Sperone Westwater, New York, NY

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Heinz Mack, Licht-Glas, 1969 Plexiglas, glass, aluminum, and wood 22 x 27 x 4 inches January 7 – February 19, 2011 Sperone Westwater is pleased to announce the first survey of Heinz Mack’s early metal reliefs (1957 – 1967). Together with fellow German artist Otto Piene, Mack co-founded the ZERO group in 1957, which sought a renewal in art amidst the ruins of post-war Germany. Created in the formative years of ZERO, Mack’s metal reliefs […]

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The Cosmos of the Russian Avant-Garde: Art and Space Exploration, 1900-1930, State Museum of Contemporary Art, Thessaloniki, Greece

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Ivan Kudriashev, Luminescence, 1926 Oil on canvas 42 x 28 inches December 11, 2010 – March 27, 2011 The exhibition examines the close relationship between Russian art and science, in particular, before and after the October Revolution in 1917. It is based on works of art by artists whose works belong to the Costakis Collection. Moreover, several institutions are participating with works on loan, such as the National Library of Russia, the Central Museum of […]

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Victoria Munro: Container Series, SHOW Gallery, Staten Island, NY

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Work by Victoria Munro January 19, 2011 The installation of Victoria Munro’s wall painting and sculpture at SHOW Gallery reflects an ongoing exploration by the artist into the geometric form, color, and function of shipping containers traveling through Staten Island’s Arthur Kill. Munro endeavors to create art, which is inclusive of her surroundings, exploring relationships between art and environment. As such, these works may be viewed as a response to Staten Island’s shipping context and […]

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John Zinsser: New and Earlier Painting and New Auction Catalogue Drawings, Larry Becker Contemporary Art, Philadelphia, PA

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John Zinsser, Geometry and Ego, 2007 Enamel and oil on canvas 30 x 28 inches December 18, 2010 – February 12, 2011 Get Me to the Church on Time It was a simple enough assignment, drive the painter Marcia Hafif to her opening at Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. What I couldn’t have predicted was that a massive wreck on I-95 would shut down the highway completely. The trip became a seven-and-a-half hour odyssey, […]

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Daniel Göttin: Objects and Panels II, Galerie Florian Trampler, Munich, Germany

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Daniel Göttin, White/Silver/White, 2008 Acrylic on aluminum 8 x 32 inches January 13 – February 26, 2011 After the exhibition “Objekte und Tafeln” in 2007 and numerous shows and installation projects that Daniel Göttin had mainly in Japan and Australia, I am glad to be able to show him for the second time with “Objekte und Tafeln II”, this time in my new location at Maximilianstrasse in Munich, from 13. january through 26. february 2011. […]

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Plane Speaking, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

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Don Voisine, Tricoteuse, 2010 Oil on wood 17 x 18 inches January 6 – February 12, 2011 This is the fourth January group exhibition in a series focusing on aspects of abstraction. In this instance, it is an examination of the use of planarity in painting, sculpture, and photography. Work in the exhibition ranges from deceptively simple, geometric work that consciously embraces the flatness of the picture plane, to those using complex interactions of planar […]

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Adam Fowler: Trilogy, Margaret Thatcher Projects, New York, NY

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Adam Fowler, untitled (5 layers), 2010 Graphite on paper 10 x 5 inches January 6 – February 12, 2011 Margaret Thatcher Projects is pleased to announce the opening of Trilogy, an exhibition of new works by artist Adam Fowler. The artist’s third solo show with the gallery, Trilogy represents Fowler’s most ambitious and complex work to date. Fowler’s deeply meditative and process-oriented work emerges from the fusion of near-polar actions. Beginning with sweeping, automatic drawings […]

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Peter Hedegaard: Paintings & Screenprints, Rocket Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Peter Hedegaard, Colour Sequence [blue/green/yellow], 1975 Screenprint 22 x 30 inches December 3, 2010 – February 19, 2011 Rocket/Jonathan Stephenson presents paintings and screenprints by the Danish-born Londoner Peter Hedegaard (1929-2008). This is the first solo exhibition of Hedegaard’s work for thirty-five years. Rocket’s exhibition includes a cross-section of Hedegaard’s paintings from the early 1970s. In 1974 Hedegaard was a prize winner in the John Moore’s Painting Prize and Rocket will be showing ‘Green and […]

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John Henry: Structures at Appropriate Scale, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

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John Henry, Blue Rhapsody, 1998 Painted aluminum 96 x 84 x 48 inches January 21 – March 26, 2011 Spanning a 50-year career as an artist and sculptor, John Henry has amassed an internationally collected body of work. Henry’s focus in the 60s and 70s was founded on the Constructivist movement melding technology and industrial materials with abstract forms. Today, the evolution of his work remains constant with his primary influence of the changing landscape […]

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Henk Peeters: Work from the 1960s, The Mayor Gallery, London, United Kingdom

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Henk Peeters, mobile feathers, 1962/67 Feathers on felt 47 x 39 inches January 12 – February 26, 2011 Henk Peeters (b. the Hague, 1925) was the most active member of the Dutch nul group notably with regard to the organization. He made the international contacts, organised the international ZERO (nul) exhibitions at the Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and wrote on the theory of art. He was also the one who first actively participated in international exhibitions […]

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David Headley: Triptychs, 153 East 53rd Street, New York, NY

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Installation view. January 2 – February 28, 2011 David Headley is painting 120 large-scale triptychs.  There is an episodic embrace in them of pure abstraction in its numerous guises.  The triptych format create ample space for a thoroughgoing exposition of abstraction’s history and exploration of abstract painting’s future.  Given the size of this undertaking (the series would be 16 football fields long if exhibited) aesthetic focus is maintained by the very specific imagery and painterly […]

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Yu-Wen Wu, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

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Yu-Wen Wu, Songbook 5, 2010 Mixed media on canvas 7 x 5 inches January 15 – February 19, 2011 My work explores the intersections of seemingly disparate ideas. Born in Taipei, raised in the United States, educated in science and working as an artist, I am informed by many dualities in my art. I explore juxtaposing ideas between East and West, science and art, and the natural and the man-made world. My work attempts to […]

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