Julian Pretto Gallery

Installation view of Julian Pretto Gallery, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2013 (l to r: Steven Steinman, Stephen Rosenthal, Roberta Allen, Phil Sims, Rosemarie Castoro, Olivier Mosset, Sol Lewitt, Li Trincere, DM Simons, Cris Gianakos, Carl Andre, Peter Downsbrough, Marcia Hafif, Antonella Piemontese; Suspended from ceiling: Robert Barry)

September 6 - October 26, 2013

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the survey exhibition Julian Pretto Gallery. Organized in collaboration with artist John Zinsser, this is the first exhibition to examine the history and legacy of gallerist Julian Pretto (1945-1995) and his fabled downtown New York galleries, active during the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.

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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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Cary Smith: Splat, Feature Inc., New York, NY

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Cary Smith, Splat #17 (Cerulean), 2010 Oil on linen 36 x 36 inches February 16 – March 13, 2011 .splat is the most thing-like shape i’ve ever seen you use. how did it develop? The Splat paintings come directly out of my last body of work. I’m still painting the field around the shapes, using negative space to create the image. In those earlier paintings there were often biomorphic forms inside ovals or circles. There […]

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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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