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.
Don Voisine’ reductive and “hard edged” paintings are informed by Architecture, in his own words: “a language of space that delineates boundaries, exposes points of access, exit or entry, and enables the user to interact with the structure of a defined space.”
Theodore:Art is pleased to present the first exhibition in our new home in Bushwick: work by Dana Bell, Alasdair Duncan, and Don Voisine. These three artists, while creating very different work, all touch on the possibilities of communicating ideas in a space outside of language.
A Romance of Many Dimensions is comprised of nine artists/painters who share at least two things: their work expands the idea of dimensionality past the exactitude of two and three- dimensional space, and, they have had all been interviewed by Brent Hallard.
American Abstract Artists presents ABSTRACTION (Abstraction to the Power of Infinity), curated by Janet Kurnatowski. ABSTRACTION celebrates the perseverance of non-figurative and non-objective art, including the practitioners, pioneers and those currently working in the traditions of abstraction. This exhibition shows the recent work of 76 members of the American Abstract Artists (AAA), along with four guest exhibitors.
Work by Tilman, from the “Animation” series September 18 – October 3o, 2011 IS Projects presents the exhibition “Schnittstellen,” featuring the work of Tilman, Edgar Diehl, Andrew Leslie, and Don Voisine.
Don Christensen, Tip, Top, 2009 Oil on canvas 55 x 77 inches June 23 – August 19, 2011 Curated by Stephen Westfall: Rachel Beach, Don Christensen, Harriet Korman, Nicholas Krushenick, John McLaughlin, Jackie Meier, Tom Raggio, Jennifer Riley, Don Voisine, and Stephen Westfall.
Gilbert Hsiao, Dual, 2007 Acrylic on panel 32 x 32 inches May 21 – July 15, 2011 Participating Artists: Alice Adams, Babe Shapiro, Ce Roser, Cecily Kahn, Charles Hinman, Clover Vail, Corey Postiglione, Creighton Michael, Daniel G. Hill, David Mackenzie, David Reed, David Row, Don Voisine, Dorothea Rockburne, Edward Shalala, Emily Berger, Gabriele Evertz, Gail Gregg, Gilbert Hsiao, Heidi Gluck, Henry Brown, Irene Lawrence, Irene Rousseau, James Gross, James Juszczyk, James O. Clark, James Seawright, [...]
Don Voisine, Cross Purpose, 2011 Oil on wood 30 x 22 inches May 5 – June 11, 2011 McKenzie Fine Art is pleased to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Don Voisine, his second solo show with the gallery. The exhibition opens Thursday, May 5th with a reception for the artist from 6 to 8 p.m. and runs through Saturday, June 11, 2011. Voisine paints in oil on wood in a reductive, hard-edged manner within a [...]
March 26 - April 30, 2011
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Li Trincere: Elements. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature a pair of new shaped paintings and a suite of new large pastel drawings on paper.
Don Voisine, Tricoteuse, 2010 Oil on wood 17 x 18 inches January 6 – February 12, 2011 This is the fourth January group exhibition in a series focusing on aspects of abstraction. In this instance, it is an examination of the use of planarity in painting, sculpture, and photography. Work in the exhibition ranges from deceptively simple, geometric work that consciously embraces the flatness of the picture plane, to those using complex interactions of planar [...]
Installation view thru October 23, 2010 “I’ve chosen artists’ work that I feel share something of a fetish with/in the production/object, particularly based on an aesthetic predisposition that can run formally, culturally, adding the social/personal. How I personally interpret this is with a Tokyo sensibility, how Japanese respond to objects and their placement, their positioned sense of worth, a cuteness, an austere vs. touch. The exhibition consists of individual pieces, multiples, or artists books, which may sit on the [...]
August 1-22, 2010
M5 explores the intersections and mutual interests of five artists who have exhibited at Brooklyn’s MINUS SPACE: Don Voisine, Patricia Zarate, Steve Karlik, Nancy White and Rossana Martinez, combined with two of the Northwest’s most historically relevant abstract practitioners Francis Celentano and Mel Katz.
April 22 - May 8, 2010
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.
Paul Henry Ramirez, BLACKOUT (installation view), 2010 Mural, paintings, relief, furniture & lighting A Centennial Commission, Newark Museum, NJ Photograph by Raymond Adams Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Reception 6-7pm, Program 7-8pm Free, pre-registration required. Call 973.596.6550 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Newark Museum Billy Johnson Auditorium 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 www.newarkmuseum.org directions Matthew Deleget will moderate a discussion with an international group of contemporary artists including Lenora de Barros, Paul Henry Ramirez and Don Voisine. The [...]
Work by Lawrence Keny March 17 – April 10, 2010 Gallery 128 is presents the exhibition, “Geometric Themes & Variations”, curated by the painter Gloria Klein. Klein’s idea and intention was to invite artists who work within a geometric format using different materials. Geometric Abstraction remains fresh, visually pleasing and conceptually challenging. The artists were invited from Ms Klein’s past and present contacts and longtime friendships, so the exhibition is as much personal as it [...]
Don Voisine, Untitled (XX), 2010 Oil on Paper, 4 x 6 inches Courtesy of McKenzie Fine Art, NYC Curated by James Carroll of the New Arts Program, this three venue survey will feature Don Voisine’s work from 1988 to the present. Northampton Community College will showcase work from 1988 to 2006, in particular paintings on canvas and wood. Reading Area Community College will feature paintings on styrofoam and prints, as well as one diamond shaped [...]
Kenneth Noland staining ‘Horizontal Stripe’ paper piece at the paper mill Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY, 1978 Photographer: Lindsay Green “I’ve followed other artists gratefully and I hope I’ve also followed my own path….sometimes along side other artists. I’ve also been willing to share any help that I could give to any other artist. I love art and I love the life of art and I only wish that the real life of art [...]
Don Voisine, Chemical Moment, 2009 Oil on wood, 16×17 inches “Brent: Upon entering the gallery, your first show on the West Coast, San Francisco, Gregory Lind, immediately you become aware of all that is color. Oddly it is not the black that pushes its presence first. But like a good friend, faithful, the blacks unfold at a different speed, which require the intimate. If dark be the turbine then color is the outwardly expressive, and is [...]
Don Voisine, Seven-Zip, 2009 Oil on wood, 30 x 22 inches November 4 – December 23, 2009 Gregory Lind Gallery presents a series of oil paintings on wood by New York artist Don Voisine, whose work is defined by its exceptional nuance, sophistication, and reductive visual aesthetic. Distinctively architectural in style, Voisine’s pieces consist of central expanses of overlapping rectangles or squares painted in black and set against white fields. These hard-edged forms are bordered [...]
November 6, 2009 – January 29, 2010 Participating Artists: Rolf Rose, Don Voisine and Susanne Jung.
Don Voisine, Buzz, 2009 Oil on wood 17 × 17 inches “A week after the opening of his exhibit of a new group of paintings, which will be on view at McKenzie Fine Art Inc, located at 511 West 25th Street, till June 6, 2009, the painter Don Voisine visited the Rail’s Headquarters to talk with Assistant Art Editor Ben La Rocco, and contributing writer Craig Olson about his life and work. Ben La [...]
May 8-29, 2009
RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.
Installation view Photo: Matthew Septimus Closes Monday, May 4, 2009 The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. We greatly thank curator Phong Bui and the remarkable staff at P.S.1, the participating artists and their galleries, and our generous donors, whose financial support made this exhibition possible. Exhibiting Artists Soledad Arias, Shinsuke Aso, Sharon Brant, Vicente Butron, Bibi Calderaro, Melanie [...]
Don Voisine, Connection, 2007 Oil on wood, 17 x 26 inches April 30 – June 6, 2009 Opening: Thursday, April 30, 6-8pm McKenzie Fine Art presents an exhibition of new paintings by Don Voisine. The artist has participated in several group exhibitions at the gallery in recent years, including a two-person show with Mark Dagley in 2007; this will be his first solo outing at the gallery. A catalogue with an essay by Deven [...]
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6-8pm Wine bar and hors d’oeuvres Gary Snyder Project Space 250 West 26th Street 4th floor, between 7th & 8th Ave. New York, NY 10001 for inquiries please call 646 325 4581 Tickets $25 NOS Donor $50 NOS Patron $100 NOS Benefactor, includes or more acknowledgment in 2009 catalogue Raffle Win a DAN WALSH work Tickets: 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 5 for $100 All other works for sale $500 [...]
Linda Francis, Neutron Star, 2008 Oil on Wood, 72 x 72 inches March 27 – April 26, 2009 Janet Kurnatowski presents the exhibition Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn. This show takes a focused look at four paintings, each one emblematic of a practice whose commitment to the medium has been a specific force in the development of an individual oeuvre. What the works have in common is the creation of an [...]
Installation in cafe space Exhibition in cafe space continues until May 2009. (Boiler Room exhibition closed on January 26, 2009.) MINUS SPACE Curated by Phong Bui P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate Long Island City, NY The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. [...]
October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.
Don Voisine, Delayed Green, 2007 Oil on wood panel, 32 x 63 inches July 12 — August 9, 2008
Don Voisine, Standard, 2007 Oil on wood, 11 x 11 inches June 13 — August 2, 2008 Thomas Robertello Gallery presents Unpainted – Recent Abstract Painting. Participating artists include Patrick Berran, Laura Fayer, Callum Innes, Bob Jones, Jim Lee, Stephanie Serpick, and Don Voisine. Each artist in this group exhibition proves that abstract painting can continue to provide a vital and necessary voice, visually, conceptually, and aesthetically. Expanding boundaries and defining what a painting [...]
2008 Artists’ Fellowships New York Foundation for the Arts, NYC Gilbert Hsiao Painting Fellowship Gilbert Hsiao Encounter, 2006 Acrylic on wood panel 30 inches diameter Douglas Melini Painting Fellowship Douglas Melini Tight Resemblances, 2005 Acrylic on canvas 26 x 22 inches 183rd Annual Invitational Exhibition National Academy Museum, NYC Edward Shalala Leo Meissner Prize in Graphics Edward Shalala Untitled: String as Painting in Nature, 2006 Photograph Don Voisine H. W. Ranger [...]
May 24 - June 7, 2008
H29 presents Words Fail Me, a group exhibition featuring artists Steve Karlik, Li-Trincere & Don Voisine. The exhibition was curated by Matthew Deleget, artist and co-founder of MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, New York.
Don Voisine, Argyle – Green, 2008 Oil on wood, 16 x 16 inches April 2-26, 2008 This group show was curated by Rose Marie Frick, and features work by artists for whom she has had an enduring interest. As an independent consultant and curator, and owner of the Frick Gallery in Belfast, Maine, she has carefully observed the artists in this show for several years.
MINUS SPACE presents a solo exhibition by New York artist Mark Dagley. Dagley presented four shaped paintings -- two monochromes and two with checkerboard patterns -- which were originally produced in 1987. Dagley made the works in William S. Burrough's Bunker space on the Bowery in NYC, exhibited them later that year at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Soho, and subsequently put them into storage. Dagley's exhibition at MINUS SPACE marks the first time the works will be shown publicly in more than twenty years.
Abstract artist and musician Mark Dagley has been working in New York and Europe for over twenty-five years. Drawing from various postwar art movements and developments: Op Art, Washington Color School, Monochrome Painting, as well as European modes of art making, such as Support/Surface and Radical Painting, Mark has created a diffuse, yet particularly American body of work. Last spring Mark retrieved a group of paintings he had in storage at his parents’ home in [...]
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.
Abaton Book Company releases it newest limited edition, a 7-inch lathe cut recording entitled Every Room (for 16 saxophones) by Ben Miller’s Nebrellim Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra. Produced in a limited edition of 30 copies, each sleeve features two graphic images, (cover sleeve and insert) by MINUS SPACE artist Don Voisine.
September 8 — October 8, 2007 Sharon Brant, Untitled, 2000 Enamel on canvas under handmade glass, framed, 24 x 24 x 2.25 inches Curated by Kat Griefen, Director of AIR Gallery, from the membership of American Abstract Artists, the artists in Material Matter affirm the group’s openness to difference, both in form and theory, and its non-party line approach. Here, the organization’s legacy is manifested in the artists’ use of unlikely materials or use [...]
Installation view of works by Don Voisine June 24 — September 24, 2007 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents the first of an ongoing series, Orpheus Selection, inspired by the museum’s unique basement boiler room and the classical myth of Orpheus, the bard who attempted, unsuccessfully, to rescue his bride Eurydice from the underworld. Like the poet’s descent into hell, Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness is an exploration into the unearthly and unknown, where [...]