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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John Griefen: Recent Paintings, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY


Installation view March 4 – May 1, 2010 One might think it easier to photographically reproduce a recent monochromatic painting by John Griefen than a 50’s painting by Ad Reinhardt, as the acrylic paint on a Griefen is textured and thick in contrast to Reinhardt’s matte application. But both Reinhardt and Griefen defy reproduction, and that is just one of the things they have in common. Both demand that the viewer powerfully and authentically engage […]

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Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory: Black Paintings, 1979-80, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY


Marcia Hafif Black Painting: Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber II, 1979-80 Oil on canvas, 215 x 200 cm February 25 – April 3, 2010 Newman Popiashvili Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Marcia Hafif. The gallery will be showing historic works – the Black Paintings from 1979-80 that were originally shown at Sonnabend gallery in 1981. Although Hafif has shown extensively in Europe and in the US for the past fifty years, this exhibition offers […]

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Color Space Time, Rosenberg Gallery, Hofstra University, Hempstead, NY


Gary Petersen, Wish You Well, 2009 Acrylic on panel, 20 x 16 inches February 10 – March 17, 2010 Curated by Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama, Color-Time-Space is an exhibition of thirteen geometric abstract painters that highlights the relationship between art and music. Participating Artists: James Biederman, Laurie Fendrich, Joanne Freeman, Julie Gross, Ben Larocco, Gary Petersen, Kazimira Rachfal, Jennifer Riley, Yvonne Thomas, Kim Uchiyama, Stephen Westfall, Thornton Willis, Kevin Wixted “Music is an art […]

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Fire Destroys More Than 1,000 Helio Oiticica Works


Photo: O Globo From ArtForum.com O Globo’s Eduardo Fradkin reports that more than a thousand works by Brazilian artist Helio Oiticica (1937–1980) were destroyed Friday in a fire at the house of his brother, César Oiticica, in Rio de Janeiro. His brother was responsible for the artist’s collection; he estimates that 90 percent of the collection he held was lost. In 2007, the Tate Modern and the Museum of Fine Arts in Houston staged major […]

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Sol Lewitt: Wall Drawing #261, 1975, MMK Museum fur Moderne Kunst, Frankfurt, Germany


October 3 – November 15, 2009 Following the presentation of 2 Sea Pieces by Gerhard Richter the MMK Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt/Main is reconstructing Wall Drawing # 261 by Sol LeWitt, which was originally shown 1975 in the Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremerhaven. The artist, who died in 2007, conceived over 1,000 wall drawings, all of which were numbered and as such represent a lifelong series. The wall drawing has a long […]

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Color-Space-Time, Lohin Geduld Gallery, New York, NY & Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Brooklyn, NY


Gary Petersen, Wish You Well Acrylic and oil on panel 20 x 16 inches September 10 – October 10, 2009 Curated by Joanne Freeman and Kim Uchiyama Participating Artists: James Biederman, Laurie Fendrich, Joanne Freeman, Julie Gross, Ben La Rocco, Gary Petersen, Kazimira Rachfal, Jennifer Riley, Yvonne Thomas, Kim Uchiyama, Stephen Westfall, Thornton Willis and Kevin Wixted “Music is an art of sound interval, time interval, and painting – my painting – is an art […]

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Embedded: Alice Könitz, Fawn Krieger & Jamisen Ogg, Hudson Franklin, New York, NY


Jamisen Ogg, Associate (bench), 2008 Wood, canvas, acrylic paint, 35 x 72 x 17.5 inches June 18 – July 24, 2009 Hudson Franklin presents Embedded, a group exhibition featuring the work of Alice Könitz, Fawn Krieger, and Jamisen Ogg. These three artists embed forms associated with modernist architecture and design as well as Minimalism into their sculptures and works on paper. Each artist has subsumed the modernist vocabulary, and in varying degrees of transparency, each […]

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Curators Laid Off at LA MoCA and the Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art


  Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art From ArtForum.com, June 3, 2009: “The Los Angeles Museum of Contemporary Art had recently announced another sweep of layoffs, seventeen in all. Now, one of the most high-profile pink slips has gone to Brooke Hodge, the museum’s longtime curator of architecture and design. Hodge was responsible, among many other things during her tenure, for the exhibition, “Frank O. Gehry: Work in Progress.” According to the Architect’s Newspaper, via […]

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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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