Julian Dashper, John Nixon & Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Julian Dashper, John Nixon, and Jan van der Ploeg in The Smoothing of Things, Two Rooms, Auckland, New Zealand

Among these eleven artists a ‘smoothing’ operates. It operates differently whether thick and buttery or applied in slickly layered glazes. The painter’s attentiveness, whether pressing, rubbing or sealing over warp and weft or board, creates an intimate relation between their touch and our being touched.

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Sanford Wurmfeld in Past Present: Conversations Across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Sanford Wurmfeld in Past Present: Conversations across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Past Present establishes a visual dialogue between seven contemporary artists/artist teams and select masterworks in our Samuel H. Kress Collection. Each artist will create an installation that responds to one or more of the Kress paintings, which will be moved from the Museum's Kress Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

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Linda Francis in I Don’t Poem: An Anthology of Painters by Off the Park Press

Linda Francis in I Don't Poem: An Anthology of Painters by Off the Park Press

Published by Off the Park Press and edited by poet & critic Claudia La Rocco, this limited edition collection features the visual art and previously unpublished writings of 16 contemporary New York artists.

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Jan van der Ploeg in A Couch to Match the Painting, Nieuw Dakota Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jan van der Ploeg in A Couch to Match the Painting, New Dakota Centre of Contemporary Art, Amsterdam

German art historian Walter Graskamp discredited the painting above a sofa 'as an unrelenting human need. "Modern art seems to have broken every taboo in the course of its history, but there is still one that people are reluctant to mention. It is a genre that is ridiculed in public, but secretly enjoyed – the couch painting."

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Elements

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January 10 - February 21, 2015

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the group exhibition Elements, highlighting several generations of artists whose works investigate primary forms and elementary materials. The exhibition will feature new and recent painting and sculpture by six New York City-based artists: Rachel Beach, Vincent Como, Mark Dagley, Cris Gianakos, Erik Saxon, and Li Trincere.

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