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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Uta Barth, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Uta Barth, …and to draw a bright white line with light (Untitled 11.3), 2011 May 14 – August 14, 2011 Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Uta Barth has examined photographic and visual perception—how the human eye sees differently from the camera lens and how the incidental and atmospheric can become subject matter in and of themselves. That is to say, she is perhaps less interested in where the camera is pointing than the […]

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Matisse: Radical Invention, 1913–1917, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

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Henri Matisse painting Bathers by a River, May 13, 1913 Photograph by Alvin Langdon Coburn Courtesy of George Eastman House, International Museum of Photography and Film, Rochester July 18 – October 11, 2010 In the time between Henri Matisse’s (1869–1954) return from Morocco in 1913 and his departure for Nice in 1917, the artist produced some of the most demanding, experimental, and enigmatic works of his career—paintings that are abstracted and rigorously purged of descriptive […]

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Rob List: Performances, Parker’s Box, Brooklyn, NY

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Rob List in The Figure Series June 4-27, 2010 Rob List with Melissa Cisneros, Diego Gil, Constance Neuenschwander, Olivia Reschovsky, Tjebbe Roelefs, and David Weber-Krebs Parker’s Box is delighted to announce a collaborative, interactive, performance project by Amsterdam-based artist, Rob List. Rob List’s performance work has enjoyed a constant international presence since the early nineteen-eighties despite the fact that his practice has remained particularly difficult to categorize. The work has often been seen as both […]

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Works on Paper: Jo Baer, James Bishop & Suzan Frecon, Lawrence Markey Gallery, San Antonio, TX

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Jo Baer, Untitled, 1962 Gouache & ink on paper, 5 x 5 inches September 9 – October 16, 2009 Lawrence Markey is pleased to announce an exhibition of works on paper by Jo Baer, James Bishop and Suzan Frecon. Jo Baer was born in Seattle, Washington in 1929. She studied biology at the University of Washington and completed graduate work at the New School for Social Research in New York in 1953. Baer gained notoriety […]

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Julian Dashper, John Nixon, Tilman & Jan van der Ploeg in Concrete Now! Introducing PS, Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, Inverness-shire, United Kingdom

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Installation view with works by Tilman, John Nixon & Julian Dashper (left to right) August 23 – September 27, 2009 HICA, The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, is to host an exhibition of artists’ work from PS gallery, Amsterdam, opening on Sunday 23rd August, 2009. Concrete Now! Introducing PS will present work from artists who have exhibited with PS, including Julian Dashper, Michelle Grabner, Gerold Miller, John Nixon, Jan van der Ploeg, and Tilman. A […]

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Bands of Color: Kasarian Dane, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, April 29, 2009

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  Read the complete interview Brent Hallard: You have been working on areas of color; vertical or horizontal bands of either matte paint or gloss paint with sometimes both present in the one painting at the same time. The structure between two areas of color, you couldn’t really call it a line, though, well, in the material – a space where something stops and then something starts. You have used aluminum supports for some time […]

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Jasper Johns: Gray, By Douglas W. Druick & James Rondeau, Published by Art Institute of Chicago, 2007

Click image to purchase on Amazon.com The exhibition catalogue includes essays by James Rondeau; Douglas Druick; Mark Pascale, associate curator, prints and drawings, Art Institute of Chicago; Richard Shiff, Effie Marie Cain Regents Chair in Art, University of Texas-Austin; Barbara Rose, noted Johns scholar; and Kelly Keegan, assistant painting conservator, and Kristin Lister, conservator of paintings, Art Institute of Chicago; as well as an interview with the artist by Nan Rosenthal, senior consultant, Department of […]

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Joseph Marioni at Peter Blum Gallery, by Michael Brennan

Although he has shown extensively in Europe for many years, it’s only in the past decade, when he began showing with Peter Blum, that his stature in America has grown large in a more public way. This, despite the fact that Marioni exhibited his work at Bykert Gallery in the 70’s, was tapped by Brice Marden for a show at Artists Space, and was included in a recent Whitney Biennial. However, it took the New […]

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