John Nixon and Jan van der Ploeg in The Kaleidoscopic Turn, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

John Nixon and Jan van der Ploeg in The Kaleidoscopic Turn,  National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Australia

The Kaleidoscopic Turn brings together works by artists working with colour, light, sound, movement and space. Drawn from the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, and featuring a number of recent acquisitions, The Kaleidoscopic Turn resonates with references to various artistic legacies of the 20th century from Op art to colourfield painting, offering a range of multi-sensory experiences including immersive installations, kinetic sculptures, video art, works on paper and painting in its diverse and expanded forms.

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Lynne Harlow in 10 Ways, Derbylius Libreria Galleria d’arte, Milan, Italy

Lynne Harlow in 10 Ways, Derbylius Libreria Galleria d'arte, Milan, Italy

Derbylius Libreria Galleria D’Arte presents "10 Ways", a group exhibition of American Abstract Artists curated by Lorenza Sannai. Each artist will exhibit one small work and a set of 10 artists books. A catalogue was produced with an essay by L. Sannai and statements by the artists.

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Jan van der Ploeg and Tilman in SOON……., La quincaillerie van der Eycken, Brussels, BE

Jan van der Ploeg in SOON......., La quincaillerie van der Eycken, Brussels, BE

SOON......, a group exhibition curated by SNAP Projects and presented at La quincaillerie van der Eycken in Brussels, Belgium.

Artists include: Greet Billet, Gaëlle Choisne, Johannes Girardoni, Nadia Guerroui, Clemens Hollerer, Perrine Lacroix, Jan van der Ploeg, Ninakarlin Prinz, Vivien Roubaud, Benjamin Sabatier, Jean-Baptiste Sauvage, Cédric Teisseire, Tilman, and Sebastian Wickeroth.

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Lynne Harlow discusses Donald Judd, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

Lynne Harlow discusses Donald Judd, RISD Museum, Providence, Rhode Island

Double Take: Plywood, March 15, 2015, 2 – 2:45 pm: Donald Judd’s minimalist sculpture, Chair, reduces materials and form to their essence. Artist Lynne Harlow and and Seth Stem, professor in RISD’s Industrial Design department, discuss the fabrication, intention, and context of this work.

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Kyle Jenkins in Paintingontopofitself, MOP, Sydney, Australia

Kyle Jenkins in Paintingontopofitself, MOP, Sydney, Australia

Tarn McLean’s research involves the investigation, application and transference of formal elements associated with paintings modernist discourse to locate contemporary painting practice as a non-static undertaking. The canvas retains an interior focus of inquiry while becoming a working space from which conceptual intentions are expanded into architectectonic debates. Through the curated installation McLean combines three generations of seminal artists’ work within the field, including Olivier Mosset, Peter Holm and Kyle Jenkins.

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Linda Francis interviews Thomas Micchelli, On Verge, February, 2015

Linda Francis Interviews Thomas Micchelli, On Verge, February, 2015

On the occasion of Thomas Micchelli’s solo exhibition, Bacchantes and Bivalves, the artist sat down with fellow artist, Linda Francis. In this interview, Micchelli discusses his interest in mythology, sensuality and the interplay between painting and drawing. Bacchantes and Bivalves is on view until March 1, 2015 at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY.

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Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Territory of Abstraction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Territory of Abstraction, Pentimenti Gallery, Philadelphia, PA

Pentimenti Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of Territory of Abstraction, a group show of new works by twelve artists. The exhibition opens on February 21 and runs through April 4, 2015.

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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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Gilbert Hsiao in Outside the Lines by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Gilbert Hsiao in Outside the Lines by the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Published on the occasion of the Contemporary Arts Museum Houston's 65th anniversary, Outside the Lines documents the conceptual framework of the institution's ability to act and think outside the norm. This publication, originally conceived as an ongoing curatorial dialogue, features six exhibitions on abstract painting, focusing on the legacies and contemporary manifestations of the genre.

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Vincent Como & Mark Dagley in Triangles, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY

Vincent Como & Mark Dagley in Triangles, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY

The art exhibition “Triangles” features seventeen contemporary artists and their different approaches on the subject of the triangular shape and is curated by Brooklyn based abstract artist and curator Melissa Staiger. The exhibition continues the conversation of this geometric symbol where artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky and Blinky Palermo have left off.

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Vincent Como in Painting Black, Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery, New York, NY

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This exhibition of paintings featuring the color black -- all of relatively small size to enhance visual coherence -- was curated by the German artist Ivo Ringe and the American artist, Joe Barnes. The exhibition concept was developed by Ivo Ringe, Joe Barnes and Po Kim, the Korean-American artist and co-founder of the Sylvia Wald and Po Kim Art Gallery.

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Carrie Pollack in Aggregate Exposure, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Carrie Pollack in Aggregate Exposure, George Lawson Gallery, San Francisco, CA

George Lawson Gallery is pleased to present Aggregate Exposure, curated by Jennah Ward, and featuring a group of twelve artists from Los Angeles, Mexico City, New York City, and San Francisco who work with photography using a hybrid approach. The exhibition's emphasis is placed on looking at the processes through which the work is made, rather than what is represented in the photographic image.

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Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in Doppler Shift, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

Doppler Shift, Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, Summit, NJ

The works in Doppler Shift explore the illusion of difference between two- and three-dimensional space. Filling two galleries and connecting hallways, the exhibition features painting, sculpture, drawing, video and site-specific works by twenty-seven artists from the United States and Europe.

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Hartmut Böhm in The Art of Zero, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

The Art of Zero, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY

In the late 1950s Düsseldorf-based artists Heinz Mack and Otto Piene debuted their vision of a new aesthetic that attempted to re-harmonize the relationship between humankind and nature in the wake of the devastation of World War II. In a deliberate move away from Expressionism, they proposed starting with a clean slate to create a “new art for a new age.”

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Robert Swain in LA Weekly, July, 2014

Robert Swain in LA Weekly, July, 2014 - 1

The abundance of colors surrounding the gallery in Robert Swain’s latest exhibit, “The Form of Color,” is a little overwhelming. Only after walking around the gallery for a few minutes – with eyes searching the walls of mingling colors – will viewers find color collisions that appeal to them. And then it all makes sense. Lines begin to fade away until only meshing shades of color dance across the gallery. Individual squares of one solid color even appear to have their own changing color gradient within them. There are no objects or subject to focus on like in an average painting, just color.

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Sharon Brant, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Lynne Harlow & Gilbert Hsiao in American Abstract Artists: Sensory Impact, Morgan Stanley & Co., Purchase, NY

Sharon Brant, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Lynne Harlow & Gilbert Hsiao in American Abstract Artists: Sensory Impact, Morgan Stanley & Co., Purchase, NY

American Abstract Artists presents Sensory Impact, a group exhibition held at Morgan Stanley & Co. in Purchase, NY.

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Julian Dashper in Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Julian Dashper in Reinventing the Wheel: the Readymade Century, Monash University Museum of Art, Melbourne, Australia

Arguably the most influential development in art of the twentieth century, the use of the readymade was set in motion 100 years ago with Marcel Duchamp’s Bicycle Wheel. Giving birth to an entire artistic language, Duchamp’s conversion of an unadorned, everyday object into a figure of high art completely inverted how people considered artistic practice.

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Cris Gianakos in Paths: Charting, Navigating and Bridging, Simons Center, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY

Cris Gianakos in Paths: Charting, Navigating and Bridging, Simons Center, Stony Brook, NY

Paths are trails, tracks, ways, lanes, conduits and more. Paths can follow the topography of the landscape or literally cut through it. How paths are crossed or navigated help to determine an understanding of their character, trajectory and mission.

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