A Romance of Many Dimensions, Brooklyn Artists Gym, Brooklyn, NY

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A Romance of Many Dimensions is comprised of nine artists/painters who share at least two things: their work expands the idea of dimensionality past the exactitude of two and three- dimensional space, and, they have had all been interviewed by Brent Hallard.

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Josef Albers: Biconjugates, Kinetics, and Variants, Waddington Custot Galleries, London, United Kingdom

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Waddington Custot Galleries, in collaboration with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, are pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Josef Albers, dating from 1931 to 1958. The exhibition includes early monochrome paintings from his Biconjugates and Kinetics series, as well as Variants , dating from the late 40s to 50s.

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Bill Bollinger, The Fruitmarket Gallery, Edinburgh, Scotland

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Bollinger's work is characterised by his sensitive use of the idiosyncrasies and possibilities offered by technical and industrial materials. His use of aluminium pipes, rope, rubber hoses, chain-link fencing, lightbulbs and wheelbarrows is as radical and direct as it is elegant, exploiting physical laws such as gravity, balance, and the intrinsic properties of water.

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Black Mountain College and its Legacy, Loretta Howard Gallery, New York, NY

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The exhibition features more than 100 works by 35 artists including Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, Kenneth Snelson, Jack Tworkov and Cy Twombly among others.

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Bibi Calderaro in Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

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This exhibition, a collaboration between EFA Project Space and Telephone, uses the work of the Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos as a catalyst for an experimental multi-disciplinary exercise in which an outstanding group of poets and artists, who exist across a continuum of text, sound and visual expression, invent translations of select examples of De Campos' work.

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Sharon Brant, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Lynne Harlow & Gilbert Hsiao, American Abstract Artists: Abstraction to the Power of Infinity, The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

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American Abstract Artists presents ABSTRACTION (Abstraction to the Power of Infinity), curated by Janet Kurnatowski. ABSTRACTION celebrates the perseverance of non-figurative and non-objective art, including the practitioners, pioneers and those currently working in the traditions of abstraction. This exhibition shows the recent work of 76 members of the American Abstract Artists (AAA), along with four guest exhibitors.

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Piero Manzoni: Azimut, Gagosian Gallery, London, England

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Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1958 Kaolin on canvas 51 x 64 inches Collection Museo Civico di Torino, Turin November 17, 2011 – January 6, 2012 Following the acclaimed exhibition “Manzoni: A Retrospective” in New York in 2009, Gagosian Gallery is pleased to present “Manzoni: Azimut” at the Davies Street gallery in London. Organized in cooperation with the Fondazione Piero Manzoni, the exhibition celebrates the work of Manzoni and friends during the brief life of the Azimut […]

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Andrew Masullo, Steven Zevitas Gallery, Boston, MA

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If any trend is now detectable in the constantly shifting world of contemporary art, then it is the resurgence of abstract painting. For close to three decades, Masullo, who eschews the word abstract in favor of non-objective, has ignored art world trends and produced a highly personal body of work that seems more relevant than ever; in a way, it seems as if the art world has finally caught up with him.

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Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists features 72 works created between 1960 and 2011, that include text or reference textual elements. Many of the works reflect developments in modern and contemporary art and critical theory, and relate to concurrent politics, history, and philosophy.

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The Solo Projects: Andreas Exner and Rose Nolan, Margaret Lawrence Gallery, Victoria College for the Arts, Melbourne, Australia

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Rose Nolan, Tunnel/Tent Work – HARD BUT FAIR/POINT LESS, 2009 Acrylic paint, hessian, and cotton thread 978 x 106 x 39 inches October 14 – November 12, 2011 Andreas Exner is one of Germany’s most acclaimed contemporary artists and sculptors. Over the course of almost three decades he has constructed a body of work that is both readily familiar and utterly distinctive. Trafficking in the substances of the everyday – the cars, clothes, wardrobes and […]

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Me Gusta El Plástico, Museo de los Pintores Oaxaqueños, Oaxaca, Mexico

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By insinuating passion for ordinary material, the exhibition title (I like plastic) is intended to signal an attitude towards things rather than a specific medium. In addition to plastic, the artworks featured include ceramics, videos, photography, oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, woven and knitted textile, wood, tape, found objects.

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Point. Line. Plane., Hannah Barry Gallery, London, England

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Point. Line. Plane. is intended as a survey of current attitudes towards geometrical principles in contemporary non-objective painting and sculpture. The show’s title is a nod to Kandinsky, and his influential treatise on the proper application of the eponymous principles.

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Nicholas Krushenick: A Survey, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

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Gary Snyder Gallery is pleased to announce its inaugural exhibition, Nicholas Krushenick: A Survey, an exhibition of paintings, collages, and drawings at its new location at 529 West 20th Street. Opening on September 22, 2011, the exhibition is the most comprehensive presentation of Krushenick’s work in almost twenty years.

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Karl Benjamin and the Evolution of Abstraction: 1950-1980, Louis Stern Fine Art, West Hollywood, CA

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Karl Benjamin did not set out to become one of the founding fathers of Hard Edge painting. His plan was to write. However, in 1950 while attempting to offer art instruction, along with reading and writing, to his classroom of sixth graders, Karl Benjamin discovered painting, switched his allegiance to the visual arts and the rest is history.

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Charles Hinman & Robert Swain: On and Off the Grid, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present On and Off the Grid, a two-person exhibition featuring new and recent work by Charles Hinman and Robert Swain. Hinman’s work is physical, of significant scale, wall-mounted and three-dimensional. His art-making practice since the early 1960s has focused on the tension between the physicality of sculpture and the illusion of painting.

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Milton Resnick: The Elephant in the Room, Cheim & Read, New York, NY

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Cheim & Read is pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by the late Milton Resnick. The gallery has been the exclusive representative of the artist’s estate since 2006. Cheim & Read’s previous exhibition of Resnick’s paintings was in 2008 and focused on works from 1959-1963.

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Frank Stella: Geometric Variations, Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York, NY

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Paul Kasmin Gallery is pleased to announce “Geometric Variations,” the first New York gallery exhibition to explore the historical importance of Frank Stella’s iconic square paintings from the 1960’s and 1970’s. The exhibition will include large single and double canvasses from Stella’s Concentric Square and Mitered Mazes series, as well as the seminal “New Madrid” painting from his Benjamin Moore series.

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de Kooning: A Retrospective, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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This is the first major museum exhibition devoted to the full scope of the career of Willem de Kooning, widely considered to be among the most important and prolific artists of the 20th century. The exhibition, which will only be seen at MoMA, presents an unparalleled opportunity to study the artist’s development over nearly seven decades, beginning with his early academic works, made in Holland before he moved to the United States in 1926, and concluding with his final, sparely abstract paintings of the late 1980s.

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Eva Hesse: Spectres 1960, Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, NY

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In the four decades since her untimely death at age thirty-four, Eva Hesse (1936–1970) has become internationally renowned for the sculptural assemblages she made beginning in the mid-1960s. Eva Hesse Spectres 1960 presents for the first time a group of nineteen oil paintings created when Hesse was just twenty-four years old. Composed of two bodies of work, the Spectres paintings present a young painter establishing her own creative identity.

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Lynne Harlow in 75th American Abstract Artists Anniversary Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

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2011 is the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists, an artist-run organization founded in New York City in 1936 to expand ideas and promote the exposure and understanding of abstract and non-objective art. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic organization, an exhibition of installations by three of its current members--Lynne Harlow, Marthe Keller, and Rossana Martinez--will take place in the Carole Bieber and Marc Ham gallery.

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Gifting Abstraction, Soho20 Gallery, New York, NY

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Gifting Abstraction establishes an intimate economy within Soho20Chelsea gallery in which abstract objects have not yet turned into objectified commodities. The gift economy paradigm recognizes that there is value outside market forces, and that the gift renders forces and riches of its own.

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