Self Referral Non Objective, Feature Inc, New York, NY


I overheard two artists in the gallery chatting about the deluge of abstraction that’s been around and one quipped to the other that abstraction flourishes in conservative times. Hard edge abstraction seemed to be the one to take a look at as it’s probably the most ubiquitous and the one that tends to get the most formal.

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Carl Andre, MUSEION of modern and contemporary art Bolzano, Italy

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Living legend and one of the founders of Minimal Art, the radical works of Carl Andre (Quincy, Massachusetts, 1935) revolutionised the concept of sculpture and profoundly influenced the course of twentieth century art. Just months after the artist was awarded the prestigious Roswitha Haftmann Stiftung prize, Museion in Bolzano is set to be the very first museum in Italy to host a celebration of his works.

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Tamara Zahaykevich: Hey Harmonica! KANSAS, New York, NY


KANSAS is pleased to present Hey Harmonica!, a solo exhibition of new sculpture by Tamara Zahaykevich. The humble, wall-mounted and freestanding constructions of Tamara Zahaykevich have an undeniable rough-hewn charm. Fashioned from mostly cast-off, paper-related materials mined from the studio and street including Styrofoam, foam board, canned foam, found paper, paint and ink, the resultant objects are joyous celebrations of color, texture and form.

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30: A Brooklyn Salon: Celebrating 30 Years of Contemporary Art, BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY


30: A Brooklyn Salon has been organized to celebrate BRIC Rotunda Gallery’s status as Brooklyn’s oldest continuously operating contemporary art space and to offer a look back at the wealth of artists who shaped the character of our exhibition program over three decades. With work by some 50 Brooklyn-affiliated artists, the exhibition presents a diverse segment of the nearly 1,500 artists who have exhibited at the Gallery and contributed to BRIC’s history.

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Doulas Melini, Gary Petersen, Sarah Walker

doug melini - mckenzie

McKenzie Fine Art is pleased to announce its first exhibition of the fall season, a three-person show featuring the work of abstract painters Douglas Melini, Gary Petersen, and Sarah Walker. The exhibition explores how the artists, all of whom work in a geometric abstract vocabulary, create different modes of spatiality in their work.

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Immersed in Color: Sandy Wurmfeld’s E-Cyclorama, UT Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN

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For decades, New York artist Sanford Wurmfeld has created abstract paintings about color and its affects on human mood and visual perception. In his most recent and monumental works, Wurmfeld married abstract color-field painting to the art historical tradition of 360-degree panoramic painting.

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Frank Ammerlaan: UNLIT, PS projectspace, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Frank ammerlaan - ps projectspace

In January 1999, PS projectspace started in the living room of artist and founder Jan van der Ploeg. After more than 12 years of exhibitions organized at home, the project space moves to the studio building of Jan van der Ploeg at the Madurastraat 72, in the East part of Amsterdam.

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Ruth Campau: Velvet Mirror and Diamonds, Asbæk Art Consulting, Copenhagen, Denmark

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As the title indicates, Velvet Mirror and Diamonds consists of small-scale crystalline formations scattered across the gallery space – as though some large diamond had been smashed to smithereens, and the shards left strewn round about. It is still, above all, Campau’s characteristic brushstrokes, however, that engage the eye: now applied to the underside of a clear acrylic sheet, now, pastose style, to the upper surface of a mirror sheet.

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Tomma Abts, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany


A slow and ri­go­rous pro­duc­tion pro­cess is a dis­tin­gu­is­hing fea­ture of Tom­ma Abts’ work. Alt­hough she fol­lows a pre­de­ter­mined me­thod in her pain­ting, ap­p­ly­ing pu­re­ly geo­me­tri­cal shapes to a clas­sic 48 x 38 cm por­trait for­mat in lay­er af­ter lay­er of oil and acryl­ic paint, her pain­ting is far re­mo­ved from se­ri­al pro­duc­tion.

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Ken Weathersby: Time is the Diamond, Some Walls, Oakland, CA

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Ken Weathersby, Time is a Diamond (detail), 2011 August 7 – September 25, 2011 Some Walls is pleased to present Time is the Diamond, an installation of very small works by Ken Weathersby, August 7, 2011– September 25, 2011. Ken Weathersby is known for art works he describes as “meticulous, perceptually active paintings using tight geometric patterns” interrupted “with physical insertions, reversals, dissections or displacements. The painted patterns generate moiré effects, phantom color and elusive […]

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Eric Dever: Black as White, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Water Mill, NY

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Eric Dever, IB1, 2011 Oil on canvas 48 x 48 inches Sara Nightingale Gallery is pleased to present Eric Dever, Black as White, opening Saturday, August 20, 5 – 8 p.m. The materials and methods of painting are the subject of this work. “I work on linen, burlap and canvas, sized or gessoed, all manifesting grades of absorbency and viscosity. Transparency and opacity are dependent upon paint quality. My four year investigation into the limits […]

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Container Series: A New Urban Art Installation by Victoria Munro, Staten Island, NY

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Installation view. Staten Island, New York, July 2010 —COAHSI is proud to announce Container Series, a new public art installation on the Grand Staircase of the St. George Staten Island Ferry Terminal, and which is part of DOT’s Urban Art Program pARTners track. Conceived by artist Victoria Munro, in partnership with the Council on the Arts and Humanities for Staten Island, the piece is composed of 106 colorful aluminum strips attached to the risers of […]

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Barbara Halnan: Notations, Factory 49, Sydney, Australia

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Installation view. In this work Halnan is revisiting concepts and materials she was exploring in the making of quite large scale ephemeral works in the years 1995 – 2001. She defined these works (Books I – III, Dumbbell, Wavelength etc.) as “installed constructions” as they were fabricated within the constraints of certain particular spaces or environments, and relied to a large extent on these environments for their form. To this extent they were site specific […]

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Pointing a Telescope at the Sun

Installation view of Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

August 6 - September 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, a group exhibition highlighting abstract color painting by five highly-influential NYC-based artists: Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) who passed away last year at age 73.

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Snowclones, Art Blog Art Blog, New York, NY

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Installation view. August 4 – August 13, 2011 ART BLOG ART BLOG is extremely pleased to announce the opening of “Snowclones” curated by Benjamin King (HKJB) and Rob Nadeau. This show is the fifth in a series of exhibitions ART BLOG ART BLOG is presenting at a temporary location in Chelsea, NY on the 11th floor of 508 West 26th St. An opening reception will be held on Thursday, August 4th from 6 – 9pm. […]

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