Blinky Palermo, Untitled (Totem), 1964 Casein paint on canvas on wood 86 1/4 x 10 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches Collection Dia Art Foundation October 31, 2010 – January 16, 2011 While Blinky Palermo’s reputation as one of the foremost post-war abstract painters is well established in Europe, his work is rarely seen in North America. Beginning its yearlong tour at LACMA, this is the first comprehensive retrospective of the work of this German artist […]
Gedi Sibony, Partly Me Manners, 2008 Door and paper, 88 x 24 x 4 inches. Vanmoerkerke Collection, Belgium January 23 – April 19, 2009 Gedi Sibony is one of the most promising young artists working today, and his unconventional sculptures propose a new way of looking at the world and thinking about art. For his first-ever solo museum exhibition, this New York-based artist presents a site-specific installation of new and recent works. Using materials […]
Click to purchase on Amazon.com This book examines a seminal 1964 Dan Flavin exhibition at New York’s influential (though short-lived) Green Gallery, which broke new ground–and marked a turning-point in the artist’s career–with the first series of works composed of colored fluorescent light tubes. The exhibition included seminal works like “the diagonal of May 25, 1963 (to Robert Rosenblum)” (1963) and “a primary picture” (1964). This volume coincides with Zwirner & Wirth’s recreation of […]
Dia Art Foundation announced the appointment of Philippe Vergne as Dia’s new director. Mr. Vergne, currently deputy director and chief curator at the Walker Art Center, Minneapolis, assumes his post on September 15, 2008. He succeeds Jeffrey Weiss who left Dia in March of this year to resume his curatorial and scholarly career. Mr. Vergne is a highly respected museum professional in the world of contemporary art. He joined the Walker in 1997 and […]
(photo: Jacquelyn Martin, AP) The Dia Art Foundation has appointed Jeffrey Weiss, currently head of the department of modern and contemporary art at the National Gallery of Art in Washington, its new director. Weiss has worked at the National Gallery since 1994. There he organized such as exhibitions as Jasper Johns: An Allegory of Painting, 1955-1965; Mark Rothko; and Cy Twombly: The Sculpture.
The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported? Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education […]
The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in October 2004 in conjunction with Kevin Finklea’s spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: Let’s begin by talking about color, the central concern of your paintings over the past decade. You’ve worked in a pharmacy for over 20 years now, which you acknowledge has greatly affected your color sensibility. In fact, every time I see a television commercial for the acid reflux medicine, Prevacid, I think of your […]