Self Referral Non Objective, Feature Inc, New York, NY

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I overheard two artists in the gallery chatting about the deluge of abstraction that’s been around and one quipped to the other that abstraction flourishes in conservative times. Hard edge abstraction seemed to be the one to take a look at as it’s probably the most ubiquitous and the one that tends to get the most formal.

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Grasping for Relics, ZieherSmith, New York, NY

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Ariel Dill, Appetite, 2011 Acrylic on canvas 24 x 20 inches June 16 – July 22, 2011 Freud suggested that bad dreams let the brain learn to gain control over emotions resulting from distressing experiences. So do good dreams do the opposite? Group exhibition featuring Patrick Brennan Jason Brinkerhoff Ned Colclough Ariel Dill John Finneran Saira Mclaren Liz Markus Scott Olson Ann Pibal Joshua Smith Ryan Wallace

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The Jewel Thief, Tang Teaching Museum, Saratoga Springs, NY

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Installation view The Jewel Thief explores new ways to think about and experience abstract art. Using divergent forms of display, the exhibition focuses attention on art’s intersection with the decorative and functional elements of architecture. Beginning in the museum’s atrium, the exhibition continues into the large Wachenheim gallery, filling the space with a diverse range of artwork, including painting, sculpture, textiles, wallpaper, chandeliers, video, and photography. Artwork is presented through the lens of several opposing […]

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VIEWLIST: I Can Read in Red, I Can Read in Blue, I Can Read in Pickle Color Too, Conceived by Douglas Melini

Nicholas Krushenick, Jungle Jim Lieberman, 1969, acrylic on canvas, 82 x 72 inches

Our first VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by Brooklyn-based painter Douglas Melini.

Trying to make sense of color can be so difficult. I guess a big reason is that there has been very little written about it to help us out. I'm always grouping my experiences, and ideas about color together; making lists of my thoughts, categorizing them, hoping that somehow this process will help me achieve a better understanding of what color means to me.

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Ann Pibal, Max Protetch Gallery, New York, NY

  Ann Pibal, BNKRS, 2007 Acrylic on aluminum, 12 3/4 x 18 1/2 inches May 8 — June 7, 2008 Pibal’s paintings feature deceptively simple compositions that utilize geometric motifs such as targets, rectangles, lines, and open cubes. Pibal works in both small-scale and large-scale formats, though no two paintings are exactly the same size. The compositions, executed in acrylic on thin aluminum panels, suggest shifting situations, motion or entropy; there is an active approach to […]

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Geometric Abstraction, McKenzie Fine Art, New York, NY

    Don Voisine, Poised, 2007 Oil on wood, 20 x 20 inches January 10 — February 9, 2008 Geometric Abstraction examines the variety and multiplicity of sources and expression in the work of six artists, all working with abstract geometric forms: Chris Gallagher, Kim MacConnel, Shari Mendelson, Ann Pibal, Jennifer Riley & Don Voisine.

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