Jump & Flow: An Interview with Gilbert Hsiao, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, May 5, 2012

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"I was aware of op as a historical movement of course; I was an art history major at Columbia before deciding to move into fine art. And op is one of the most distinguishable styles out there."

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

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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

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

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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

Installation view of Gabriele Evertz: Rapture, MINUS SPACE, 2012

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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25 Years of Talent, Curated by Michelle Grabner, Marianne Boesky Gallery, New York, NY

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In 1986 David Robbins produced Talent, a photowork comprised of eighteen black-and-white headshots. He invited a coterie of artist friends associated with Gallery Nature Morte and early Metro Pictures to have their portrait taken on 46th Street by a studio photographer, James Kriegsmann. Twenty-five years later, Michelle Grabner brings them back together.

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

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

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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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