James Welling: Geometric Abstraction, Regen Projects II, Los Angeles, CA

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Installation view. February 29 – March 31, 2012 Regen Projects is pleased to announce an exhibition of work by Los Angeles artist James Welling. This exhibition will present a selection from two recent bodies of work: Geometric Abstraction (2008) and Maison de Verre (2009). This pairing examines the dialogue between photographic representation and visual experience that is at the core of Welling’s work. Geometric Abstraction extends the exploration Welling began in 1998 with his New […]

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Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha, Blum & Poe, Los Angeles, CA

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Installation view. February 25 – April 14, 2012 Blum & Poe is pleased to announce its forthcoming exhibition Requiem for the Sun: The Art of Mono-ha. This exhibition examines the postwar Japanese artistic phenomenon Mono-ha (School of Things), following the solo exhibition of Mono-ha’s key ideologue, Lee Ufan at the gallery in January 2010. Representing an important art historical turning point, “Requiem for the Sun” refers to the attitude of aesthetic detachment and renewal of […]

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Tops, Open Space, presented by President Clinton Projects, Long Island City, NY

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President Clinton Projects is pleased to present "Tops," featuring new work by 15 artists based in New York, Chicago and Baltimore. All included work will be displayed on tables.

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Charles Long: Minimal Surfaces_Ocean of Hours, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY

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Through the exploration of new processes and materials, Long endeavors to arrive at spatially and visually engaging works that aim to offer the viewer an open experience by eschewing external reference. These lively and poetic forms continue the formal language Long has been building for decades.

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Nicole Wermers: Spray, Tanya Bonakdar, New York, NY

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In her new sculptures and photographs, Wermers recontextualizes and reimagines modernist forms in ways that frame, contain, and transform the spaces in which they are installed. Exploring how methods of display and presentation affect our understanding and experience of space, these new works continue Wermers' investigation of the legacy of modernism and the aesthetics of consumption in contemporary visual culture.

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Mary Heilmann: Visions, Waves and Roads, Hauser and Wirth, London, England

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Mary Heilmann, Mojave Mirage, 2012 Oil on canvas, diptych 30 x 50 inches February 23 – April 5, 2012 Considered one of the preeminent contemporary Abstract painters, Heilmann’s practice overlays the analytical geometries of Minimalism with the spontaneous ethos of the Beat Generation and the influences of American pop culture. For her exhibition, ‘Visions, Waves and Roads’ in the South Gallery of Hauser & Wirth London, Savile Row, Heilmann presents a large group of new […]

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Layers, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

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Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to announce a group exhibition titled ‘Layers’, featuring work by Gabriele Evertz, Lev Khesin, and Julia Steiner. This exhibition is an exploration of the act of layering. The idea of Layers calls up several visual and biological associations ranging from the earth’s strata to the various layers of our skin.

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Dan Flavin: Drawing, Morgan Library & Museum, New York, NY

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Best known for his fluorescent light installations, Dan Flavin was also an avid draftsman. This first retrospective of his drawings will include over one hundred sheets representing every phase of his career: early abstract expressionist watercolors of the 1950s, studies for light installations, portraits and landscape sketches, and pastels of sailboats from the 1980s.

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Mark Grotjahn, Aspen Art Museum, Aspen, CO

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Mark Grotjahn makes conceptually grounded paintings that collide abstract and figurative elements to unsettle the conventions of each. By continuously combining the seemingly incompatible poles of abstraction and figuration, realism and expressionism, rational logic and intuitive process, Grotjahn stakes a claim for the continued vitality of both abstraction and painting itself.

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Fernando Mastrangelo: Black Sculpture, Charest-Weinberg, Miami, FL

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For “Black Sculpture,” Mastrangelo focuses on art history for the first time. After creating exact molds based on the work of Frank Stella and Ad Reinhardt, Mastrangelo casts his reliefs out of compacted gunpowder. The pieces teeter on the precipice of annihilation; by forging the work of canonical artists in gunpowder, Mastrangelo simultaneously pays homage to the work of earlier iconoclasts and seeks to destroy them for himself.

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Jean-Luc Moulène: Opus + One, Dia:Beacon, Beacon, NY

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New York, NY–Dia Art Foundation presents Opus + One, the first comprehensive museum exhibition in North America devoted to the work of Paris-based artist Jean-Luc Moulène. Commissioned by Dia, Opus + One will comprise objects and images created over the past two decades and will be on view at Dia:Beacon, Riggio Galleries, in New York’s Hudson Valley for one year.

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Brian Griffiths: The Invisible Show, Vilma Gold, London, England

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Filling the gallery space with concealed cuboid structures, Griffiths considers whether an exhibition can be an absurd feet of invisibility. The show will be of ‘readymades’, of sorts: The mass produced multiple in the form of the cuboid metal frames, and what Griffiths refers to as the ‘fabricated found object’ in the form of the tarpaulins covering them; these being singular, touched, expressive yet understated surfaces.

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Lynne Harlow in Notations: The Cage Effect Today, Curated by Bibi Calderaro & Julio Grinblatt, Hunter College Art Galleries, New York, NY

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The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Notations: The Cage Effect Today, on view from February 17-April 21, 2012. As 2012 marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth, this exhibition commemorates the widespread effect of the artist’s six decades of assiduous, and relentless inventive creation on subsequent generations of artists

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Material Occupation, University Art Museum, Albany, NY

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The artists represented in Material Occupation challenge the idea that abstraction is a rarified concept that bears little relation to everyday experience. Using familiar patterns, structures, designs, and systems, these artists explore the cultural associations inherent in prosaic materials.

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Terry Winters: Cricket Music Tessellation Figures and Notebook, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY

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Terry Winters, Notebook 29, 2003-2011 Collage 11 x 8 1/2 inches February 4 – April 14, 2012 Matthew Marks is pleased to announce, Terry Winters: Cricket Music, Tessellation Figures, & Notebook, the next exhibition in his gallery at 522 West 22nd Street. The exhibition consists of 11 large-scale vibrantly colored recent paintings. Winters depicts forms inspired by mathematical concepts like tessellations and knot theory, as well as shapes from the natural and scientific worlds in […]

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Joan Mitchell, The Last Paintings, Hauser and Wirth, London, England

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Joan Mitchell, Then, Last Time IV, 1985 Oil on canvas 102 x 79 inches February 3 – April 28, 2012 ‘My paintings aren’t about art issues. They’re about a feeling that comes to me from the outside, from landscape. … Paintings aren’t about the person who makes them, either. My paintings have to do with feelings’. – Joan Mitchell, 1974 Hauser & Wirth is proud to present an exhibition of late paintings by American Abstract […]

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Mary Corse: New Work, Lehmann Maupin Gallery, New York, NY

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Mary Corse, Untitled, 2011 Glass microspheres in acrylic on canvas 114 x 90 x 4 inches February 2 – March 10, 2012 Lehmann Maupin Gallery is pleased to present Mary Corse’s inaugural exhibition at Lehmann Maupin Gallery, entitled New Work, on view 2 February – 10 March 2012, at 540 West 26th Street. Having first gained recognition in the 1960s Southern California art scene, working alongside the generation of ‘Light and Space’ artists, Mary Corse […]

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