Dark Matter: Jan van der Ploeg, Oliver Guy Watkins & Edward Collinson, Boetzelaer|Nispen, London, United Kingdom

To explain gravity and the expansion of the universe physicists have come up with the theory of Dark Matter. Supposedly it makes up 83% of our universe although not even the finest of instruments can see, touch, smell, taste or hear it. Dark Matter in the arts refers roughly to the same principle. It is the part of the artwork that’s suggested but which is not there for the viewer to see. The three artists in Dark Matter all have their own methods of ‘suggesting’.

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Soledad Arias: On Air, RH Gallery, New York, NY

Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.

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Michelle Grabner: Oshkosh, PS, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Oshkosh is the name of the town where Grabner was born. It is a small Wisconsin municipality known for its brand of coveralls called Oshkosh b'gosh. Returning to domestic fabric patterns for her show at PS her interest in domestic abstraction returns to the fore.

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Did You See Heaven: SPECTRA, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL

In a conversation with the artist Mary Heilmann at the Art Institute's Modern Wing a while back, she asked "Did you see Heaven?" in reference to her brushy green painting (titled Heaven) then on exhibit. I remember so well the way she mischievously smiled that question. With big eyes. It still makes me smile.

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Gabriele Evertz Receives Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting

We are delighted to announce that gallery artist Gabriele Evertz has received The Basil H. Alkazzi Award for Excellence in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts (NYFA). One of two recipients this year, Ms. Evertz was personally selected by Mr. Alkazzi from a pool of 1,500 applicants. She will receive a cash award of $20,000.

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Bauhaus: Art as Life, Barbican Art Gallery, London, England

The biggest Bauhaus exhibition in the UK in over 40 years presents the modern world’s most famous art school. From expressionist beginnings to a pioneering model uniting art and technology, this London exhibition presents the Bauhaus’ utopian vision to change society in the aftermath of the First World War.

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Hélio Oticia: Penetrables, Galerie Lelong, New York, NY

For the first time in New York, three of the late Brazilian avant-garde artist Hélio Oiticica’s rarely-seen multi-sensorial installations of color: Penetrável PN1 (1960); Penetrável Filtro (1972); and Penetrável PN28 “Nas Quebradas” (1979) will be on view at Galerie Lelong.

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Sven Lukin, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

Gary Snyder Gallery is pleased to announce Sven Lukin, an exhibition of paintings and drawings at 529 West 20th Street. Opening on May 24, 2012, the exhibition is the first since 1978 to present new works by the artist.

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Lucio Fontana: Ambienti Spaziali, Gagosian Gallery, New York, NY

Gagosian Gallery is pleased to announce a major and unprecedented survey of the work of Lucio Fontana. Six of his groundbreaking environments, known as Ambienti Spaziali, have been faithfully reconstructed, providing a completely new perspective for the rich and varied retrospective of more than one hundred major works that surrounds them.

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