George Ortman, Constructions: 1949 – 2011, Algus Greenspon Gallery, New York, NY


George Ortman’s painted constructions of the 1950s and early 1960s are pioneering works. Their reductive geometry and modular color were widely seen as being at the forefront of young artists move away from abstract expressionism.

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Michael Scott: Black and White Line Paintings 1989-2011, Gering & Lopez, New York, NY


Over the last twenty five years my work has taken several forms of expression, from concentric circle or target paintings, to black and white line paintings, to photographs, to cartoon-inspired drawings, to paintings that can be described as psychedelic ‘candyland’ themed landscapes, to small thickly encaustic abstractions.

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MINUS SPACE: Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Installation view of MINUS SPACE, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, 2012; Paintings by Gabriele Evertz, Gilbert Hsiao & Mark Dagley (left to right)

January 22 - February 26, 2012

We are delighted to announce the group exhibition MINUS SPACE at The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois. The exhibition features artists Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz and Gilbert Hsiao, and is conceived around the ideas of confounding pattern, spectral color, shaped supports, and divergent painting methods.

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Heimo Zobering, Galerie Chantal Crousel, Paris, France

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Heimo Zobernig, Untitled, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 78 x 78 inches January 21 – March 3, 2012 Two spaces for an exhibition, one expects for an intervention playing on both spaces simultaneously, even a re-duplication. Heimo Zobernig is usually keen on working on the question of the double: the double of the artist, the double of the space, or the double of the piece whether it is with mirrors, in the video Heimo Zobernig explains […]

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Textility, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

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Textility is an exhibition that explores the inventive ways contemporary artists employ materials, concepts, and processes associated with textiles to convey their ideas.

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Christian Megert: a new space, Mayor Gallery, London, England

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James Mayor invited Christian Megert to give his view of the origins of Zero and to explain his own contribution to the development of the group in this catalogue. What he produced is not a complete presentation. In the form of a scarce curriculum vitae, Megert recalls, without pathos, events, meetings and facts.

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David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH

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The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to present David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, the first major thematic exhibition devoted to the work of the renowned 20th-century American sculptor. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibition brings together approximately 80 works from throughout Smith's career.

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Colorific, Ecole des Arts de Braine-l’Alleud, Braine-l’Alleud, Belgium

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The Ecole des Arts de Braine-l'Alleud in Belgium presents the exhibition "Colorific," featuring the work of almost 20 artists who explore color.

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Grid List, Center Galleries, College for Creative Arts, Detroit, MI

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Grid List presents 16 artists, 13 working in geometric abstraction, and three working quite “gridless” (Can the grid be active behind the image?). Their conceptual fodder ranges from sports, math, science, film, graphic design and video games.

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Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY


A key figure of the Paris avant-garde in the 1950s and ’60s, Jesús Soto (1923–2005) is widely recognized for his groundbreaking innovations in color theory, serial composition, and movement in art. Less well-known is the wide range of styles and mediums that he explored early on. Drawing inspiration from optics and serial music, Soto employed repeating geometric forms and superimposed surfaces to convey a sense of physical displacement.

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Lotte Lyon: Souterrain, Galerie Lisaruyter, Vienna, Austria


“Souterrain” will consist of new objects built in response to the gallery space, a wall painting, and recent photographs from 5 different series. Lotte Lyon’s sculptures employ a pragmatism in the materials used, in the methods of assembly, and in the delivery of associative ideas.

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Islands of Order in a Sea of Chaos, Vishal, Haarlem, The Netherlands


Participating Artists: Anneke Klein Kranenbarg - Els Moes - Guido Winkler - Henriette Van ‘t Hoog - Iemke Van Dijk - Jasper Van Der Graaf - Mel Prest - Ro Hagers - Roland De Jong Orlando - Ruth Van Veenen - Sarah Klein Tineke Porck

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Ward Jackson 1928-2004: A Survey of Five Decades, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM


Ward Jackson was born and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia. He studied painting at the Richmond Polytechnic Institute of the College of William and Mary, now Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master's Degree there in 1952. While still in school Jackson began the correspondence with Guggenheim curator Hilla Rebay that would eventually lead to his long tenure with that institution.

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Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage, Norte Maar, Brooklyn, NY


Starting January 24, 2012 Joining the worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage, Norte Maar will collaborate with E.A.T. to present Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage. The twelve evenings of performances of music, poetry, theater, visual art, and dance, occurring once each month, will span the calendar year of 2012. Most of the performances will take place in the front room of Norte Maar’s apartment gallery, and will be broadcast onto the […]

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

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Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3, 1980 Household paint on canvas 51 x 64 inches  January 14 – March 10, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last […]

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Carrie Pollack: Witness

Installation view of Carrie Pollack: Witness, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

January 13 - February 25, 2012

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Carrie Pollack: Witness. This is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and it will feature a suite of new paintings consisting of digital prints on linen.

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Re-Generation, The Painting Center, New York, NY

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The Painting Center is pleased to present Re-Generation, a traveling exhibition featuring the work of three generations of painter-teachers. This exhibition traces the regeneration of thought in painting and art education by linking the translation of visual ideas between students and teachers to the teaching of Josef Albers.

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On Kawara: Date Painting(s) in New York & 136 Other Cities, David Zwirner, New York, NY

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David Zwirner is pleased to present the exhibition On Kawara: Date Painting(s) in New York and 136 Other Cities, on view at the gallery’s 525 and 533 West 19th Street spaces. The exhibition will feature over 150 works selected by the artist, comprising a seminal presentation of his renowned date paintings from 1966 to the present (known collectively as the Today series).

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Alfred Jensen/Sol LeWitt: Systems and Transformation, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

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This exhibition juxtaposes the work of Alfred Jensen and Sol LeWitt, two artists whose bodies of work connect to the grid and are governed by systems. Exhibited side-by-side, Jensen’s colorful and tactile diagrammatic paintings and LeWitt’s minimalist white structures reveal the vastly different outcomes that can arise from similar conceptual foundations.

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Jim Isermann: Reunion, Mary Boone Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view. January 5 – February 4, 2012 On 5 January 2012, Mary Boone Gallery will open at its Fifth Avenue location Reunion, a selection of work from the 1980s by JIM ISERMANN. Isermann belongs to that influential second generation of LA artists who post-graduated from CalArts in the late 1970s. Isermann had been ahead of the curve by being out of step to begin with. During the high point of Postmodernism, he was excavating […]

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