MINUS SPACE: Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Installation view of MINUS SPACE, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, 2012; Paintings by Gabriele Evertz, Gilbert Hsiao & Mark Dagley (left to right)

January 22 - February 26, 2012

We are delighted to announce the group exhibition MINUS SPACE at The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois. The exhibition features artists Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz and Gilbert Hsiao, and is conceived around the ideas of confounding pattern, spectral color, shaped supports, and divergent painting methods.

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Carrie Pollack: Witness

Installation view of Carrie Pollack: Witness, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

January 13 - February 25, 2012

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Carrie Pollack: Witness. This is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and it will feature a suite of new paintings consisting of digital prints on linen.

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Gabriele Evertz: Rapture

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays + the Spectrum (detail), 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches

November 5 - December 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Gabriele Evertz: Rapture. This is the Brooklyn-based color painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new acrylic on canvas paintings conceived around the color gray.

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Ted Stamm: Paintings

Installation view of Ted Stamm: Paintings, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

September 24 - October 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the exhibition Ted Stamm: Paintings, an overview of paintings, works on paper, street interventions, and other materials by the late NYC-based abstract painter. Prior to his unexpected death from heart failure in 1984, Stamm created a substantial, mature body of work that was at once responsive to the past, indicative of his time, and prescient of the future.

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Pointing a Telescope at the Sun

Installation view of Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

August 6 - September 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, a group exhibition highlighting abstract color painting by five highly-influential NYC-based artists: Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) who passed away last year at age 73.

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Between This Light and That and Space, Curated by Douglas Melini

Installation view of Between This Light and That and Space, Curated by Douglas Melini, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

June 25 - July 30, 2011

My Dear Friends: Those keynote events, which recently awakened your planet to faith and to action, have torn away the last veils of denial from the Collective Consciousness. A stone has been thrown into the water, and ripples of pure energy now spread around the globe – ushering in what will eventually become known as The Age of Conscious Choice. Doorways are opening, and magic is afoot!

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Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011

Erik Saxon, BLK.RECT.+YEL.RECT.OB._O/L_09, 2009, Oil on linen, 36 x 56 inches overall, each panel 16 x 20 inches

May 7 - June 11, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature key works from seminal points in the artist’s oeuvre spanning the past forty years, including several never-before-seen grid, shaped, multi-panel, and monochrome paintings.

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Li Trincere: Elements

Li Trincere, Untitled, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

March 26 - April 30, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Li Trincere: Elements. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature a pair of new shaped paintings and a suite of new large pastel drawings on paper.

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Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure

Installation view of Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure, MINUS SPACE, 2011

February 5 - March 12, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure. This is the Australian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States and it will feature a new site-specific painting installation.

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Becoming Modern in America: Life Magazine 1936-1972 & New Paintings by Loren Munk

Detail of Life Magazine, August 8, 1949

December 11, 2010 - January 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Becoming Modern in America. The twofold exhibition will feature more than 20 vintage issues of Life magazine spanning the years 1936-1972, as well as two recent paintings by Brooklyn, New York-based painter Loren Munk.

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Robert Swain: Primary Research

Detail of paint samples from the artist’s color library, arranged by hue, value, and saturation

October 23 - December 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the solo exhibition Robert Swain: Primary Research. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will focus on his life-long investigation into color sensation.

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Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM

Installation view of Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

September 18 – October 16, 2010

MINUS SPACE is very excited to announce the solo exhibition Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM. This is the Amsterdam-based artist’s second exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a site-specific painting installation.

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Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life

Texts by various artists, Julian Dashper: It Is Life, MINUS SPACE, August-September 2010

August 7 - September 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the memorial exhibition Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life. The exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the New Zealand artist's death and it will feature a single work by Julian entitled Future Call, as well as written tributes to him by more than 70 artists internationally.

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M5, Curated by Jeff Jahn, Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Installation view of M5, Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2010 (wall: Francis Celentano, floor: Mel Katz)

August 1-22, 2010

M5 explores the intersections and mutual interests of five artists who have exhibited at Brooklyn’s MINUS SPACE: Don Voisine, Patricia Zarate, Steve Karlik, Nancy White and Rossana Martinez, combined with two of the Northwest’s most historically relevant abstract practitioners Francis Celentano and Mel Katz.

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30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP)

Clemens Hollerer, 30/30 (in the city series), 2010, Enamel on wood

June 26 - July 31, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the first installment of the Brussels, Belgium-based Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art's (CCNOA) most recent initiative 30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP).

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Hartmut Böhm: Graphic Systems, Prints 1965-1975

Hartmut Böhm, Untitled, 1972, Silkscreen on paper, 50 x 50 cm, Edition 16/23, Private Collection

May 8 - June 12, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Hartmut Böhm: Graphic Systems, Prints 1965-1975. This is the Berlin-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York City and it will feature ten silkscreen prints produced between 1965 and 1975.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

escape-engineroom

April 22 - May 8, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.

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Michelle Grabner: Get Better Mrs. Michelle!

Michelle Grabner, Untitled (installation detail), 2010, silverpoint and black gesso on paper, 30 x 22 inches each; Installation view at MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, 2010

March 27 – May 1, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new exhibition of drawings by Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner. Grabner works primarily in painting, drawing, and printmaking, and her practice is commonly organized around straightforward mathematical systems.

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Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs

Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs installation view

February 6 - March 13, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new immersive installation by Basel, Switzerland-based artist Daniel Göttin entitled Network 45 with Signs. For the past 20 years, Göttin has focused on making temporary, site-specific interventions that examine the subjective nature of perception. His installations, always consisting of common industrial materials, such as tape, carpet, and paint, playfully respond to the specific characteristics of an architectural site and activate the viewer's relationship to it.

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Albers / Albums

Josef Albers, Provocative Percussion (Volume 3), Command Records, 1961

December 12, 2009 
- January 30, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new exhibition of seven album covers designed by Josef Albers (1888-1976) for Command Records between 1959-1961. The exhibition will also include additional Command Records album covers designed by other artists, such as Charles E. Murphy, Barbara Brown Peters, and Gerry Olin, as well as photographic reproductions of materials from The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation’s archives.

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Douglas Melini: It Flows Over Us Without Meaning

Douglas Melini, Untitled (Abstract Painting No. 13) (detail), 2009, acrylic on canvas with hand-painted frame, 23 x 19 inches

October 24 - December 5, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new solo exhibition by Brooklyn painter Douglas Melini. Douglas will be exhibiting a group of new acrylic on canvas paintings with hand-painted frames. Known for his use of densely visual patterns, Douglas' new work continues his decade-long investigation into pattern and color. In contrast to his previous work, which utilized asymmetrical all-over fields of pattern, his new paintings elicit a kaleidoscopic effect and feature single, bilaterally symmetrical forms constructed from juxtaposed grid and stripe patterns.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Installation view of Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

May 8-29, 2009

RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.

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Linda Francis: Interference

Installation view of Linda Francis: Interference, MINUS SPACE project space, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

February 2009

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by New York artist Linda Francis. Francis will show a single painting conceived in three parts for the project space.

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Minus Space, Curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate, Long Island City, NY

Daniel Göttin

October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.

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Shinsuke Aso: Postcard (SAPC), Presented by MINUS SPACE, Atlantic Avenue ArtWalk08, Atlantic Gardens, Brooklyn, NY


Shinsuke Aso performing SAPC

June 2008

MINUS SPACE presents Shinsuke Aso: Postcard (SAPC) — part installation, part performance, part micro enterprise. SAPC is a postcard company run by artist Shinsuke Aso as a long-term performance. He makes postcards with found cardboard, packages, newspapers, and magazines, and then sells them for 25 cents each.

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Mark Dagley: Shaped Canvas, Selections from 1987

Installation view

April 2008

MINUS SPACE presents a solo exhibition by New York artist Mark Dagley. Dagley presented four shaped paintings -- two monochromes and two with checkerboard patterns -- which were originally produced in 1987. Dagley made the works in William S. Burrough's Bunker space on the Bowery in NYC, exhibited them later that year at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Soho, and subsequently put them into storage. Dagley's exhibition at MINUS SPACE marks the first time the works will be shown publicly in more than twenty years.

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Upside Down: Sydney Non Objective Artists

Installation view

March 2008

Upside Down features eleven artists affiliated with Sydney Non Objective (SNO), Australia. The exhibition includes work in a variety of media exploring a broad range of conceptual and formal concerns. Many of the artists are exhibiting in the United States for the first time.

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Lynne Harlow: BEAT

Installation view

December 2007

New York City and Providence-based artist Lynne Harlow presents BEAT, which translates an earlier work, Lena's Beat, from an intimate wall piece to a large-scale installation and performance. BEAT combines specific, yet inherently unrelated elements: color and music. The performance will take place on Saturday, December 8, from 4-6pm, and will consist of two hours of solo drumming by various volunteer musicians.

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Machine Learning, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Painting Center, New York, NY

Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Douglas Melini (left to right)

November 27 - December 22, 2007

An exhibition examining pattern painting in the information age, featuring four NYC-based artists Henry Brown, Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Douglas Melini, with a special project room installation by Michael Zahn.

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Machine Learning Prequel, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Boyden Gallery, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, St. Mary’s City, MD

Ben Franklyn Johnson

September 2007 - January 2010 [on long term view]

St. Mary’s College of Maryland has a remarkable art collection. I first learned this when I visited the college last spring to finalize details for Machine Learning, an exhibition I planned to curate at Boyden Gallery in the fall. The college’s collection was built in a unique way with a kind of do-it-yourself spirit. The collection was mainly formed through the maverick efforts of its faculty, who quite literally drove a truck up to places like to New York City, loaded it up with art purchased from artists’ studios and sympathetic galleries, and brought it back to the college. The faculty’s aspiration in all of this was to create a teaching collection.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

Don Voisine, Hamlin R-10, 2006, mixed media on foam, 8 x 8 inches

August 3 - September 2, 2007

A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.

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Michael Brennan: Knife Paintings

Installation view of Michael Brennan, Skeleton Star, Knife Painting #3 (left), Bishop, Knife Painting #2 (right)

December 2006

Brooklyn artist Michael Brennan's installation consists of five new paintings produced since relocating from the Bowery in Lower Manhattan to the Gowanus section of Brooklyn. The paintings reflect the change in his environment and a newfound feeling for structural form inspired by the industrial remnants — smokestack towers, derelict advertising signs, metal barges, the elevated subway platform and Brooklyn/Queens Expressway — of his new surroundings.

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