Robert Swain: Color Energy

Installation view of Robert Swain: Color Energy, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

May 30 - July 4, 2015

MINUS SPACE is delighted to inaugurate our new ground floor gallery location at 16 Main Street, Ground Floor in Dumbo, Brooklyn with a solo exhibition of new, large-scale color paintings by NYC-based artist Robert Swain (b. 1940). This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark

Installation view of Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

March 29 - May 4, 2013

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark. This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new paintings investigating the extremes of light and dark value in color painting.

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Linda Francis interview with Stephen Maine: Music, Performance & Painting

Linda Francis, We Can Build You, 2013, Oil on wooden panel, 38 x 95 inches

This winter Brooklyn painter and writer Stephen Maine sat down with artist Linda Francis to discuss her involvement in the fields of new music and performance within the greater context of her painting practice.

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Sanford Wurmfeld retrospective exhibition Color Visions 1966-2013, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Sanford Wurmfeld, II-15 (R-G/=V), 1992, Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 180 inches

A retrospective exhibition of NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY).

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Gabriele Evertz: Rapture

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays + the Spectrum (detail), 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches

November 5 - December 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Gabriele Evertz: Rapture. This is the Brooklyn-based color painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new acrylic on canvas paintings conceived around the color gray.

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Pointing a Telescope at the Sun

Installation view of Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

August 6 - September 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, a group exhibition highlighting abstract color painting by five highly-influential NYC-based artists: Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) who passed away last year at age 73.

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Changha Hwang: Three-Fold, Benrimon Contemporary, New York, NY

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Changha Hwang, Satellite 3/3, 2010-2011 Acrylic on cotton canvas 28 x 28 inches April 7 – May 7, 2011 Benrimon Contemporary is pleased to announce Three-Fold, Changha Hwang’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. Hwang creates abstract paintings that deal with spatial and temporal notions of painting. The artist’s main concern is the relationship between the “Controlled” and the “Uncontrolled” in the process of composing color, line and shape in painting. Hwang is fascinated by […]

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Li Trincere: Elements

Li Trincere, Untitled, 2009, Acrylic on canvas, 48 x 48 inches

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.

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VIEWLIST: Hunter, Color, Abstraction, Conceived by Matthew Deleget

Sanford Wurmfeld, Installation view of Cyclorama, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2004

Our fourth VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by artist and MINUS SPACE director Matthew Deleget.

Ever since I was a graduate student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the mid-1990s, I've been thinking about another art school on the other side of the East River: Hunter College. Since at least the 1950s, Hunter has been and continues to be one of the leading champions of color and abstraction, not to mention painting, among art schools in the United States. Hunter remains a beacon in today's post-everything art world.

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Robert Swain: Primary Research

Detail of paint samples from the artist’s color library, arranged by hue, value, and saturation

October 23 - December 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the solo exhibition Robert Swain: Primary Research. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will focus on his life-long investigation into color sensation.

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Conversations with Robert Swain, by Stocan Films

Conversations with Robert Swain Directed and edited by Peter Canale Stocan Films, 2010 A 5-part online film series covering the life and work of NYC artist Robert Swain. Interview by Matthew Deleget, artist and founder of MINUS SPACE. Produced to accompany the exhibition Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010 at Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York, NY, from October 7 – November 13, 2010. Part 1: New York & The […]

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Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

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October 7 – November 13, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday, October 7, 6-8pm Curated by Gabriele Evertz with the assistance of Teri Lehner, Jenny Liu, and Rachel Stokoe Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010 is the first major New York survey of work by Hunter College Professor of Art Robert Swain. Swain has been a professor at Hunter College since 1968 and is one of the most significant color field painters of […]

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In Memoriam: Doug Ohlson (1936-2010)

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Doug Ohlson (from Artnet Magazine, July 1, 2010) Doug Ohlson, 73, New York painter of sensuous color abstractions, died on June 29 at Bellevue Hospital from injuries suffered from a fall. Born in Cherokee, Iowa, Ohlson served in the Marines before coming to New York in 1961 to pursue a career as an artist. One of the last of a long line of “formalist” painters who sought to give color a pure, non-illusionist pictorial vitality, […]

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Karen Schifano & Paige Williams: The Space Between, Blank Space, New York, NY

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Karen Schifano, Gorey, 2009 April 1-30, 2010 BLANK SPACE is pleased to present The Space Between, an exhibition of paintings by artists Karen Schifano and Paige Williams. Both Schifano and Williams’ abstract work in this exhibition focuses on transition, inviting the viewer to experience the tension within and between evocative moments. Exploring shifting spaces, both emotional and literal ? these works are minimalistic yet deceptively complex. Karen Schifano’s Doors paintings are abstract pictures of doors […]

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Marietta Hoferer: Coptic Light, Smack Mellon, Brooklyn, NY

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Marietta Hoferer, Big C-9 (detail), 2010 Pencil and tape on paper, 60 x 60 inches March 6 – April 11, 2010 Marietta Hoferer’s luminous pencil and tape drawings also employ rigorous formal technique but with an entirely different outcome. Hoferer begins her process by laying out a grid in pencil on paper, and then adds layers of tape that shift in tonality over time. The results are shimmering geometric patterns that appear defined by logic […]

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Beyond Participation: Helio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida in New York, Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

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Helio Oiticica & Neville D’Almeida Block-experiment in Cosmococa, CC1 Trashiscapes, 1973 Room installation with slide projectors, sound, mattresses, pillows & nail files February 4 – May 1, 2010 The Hunter College Art Galleries presents an exhibition featuring a rare glimpse into the collaboration between artists Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida Beyond Participation: Hélio Oiticica and Neville D’Almeida in New York. The collaboration between renowned Brazilian artists Hélio Oitica and Nevielle D’Almeida from the late 1960s […]

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Judd Foundation Announces Catalogue Raisonne Committee

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A Letter from the Judd Foundation: November 30, 2009 Dear Friends, I am very pleased to announce the start of the Donald Judd Catalogue Raisonné through the appointment of the Catalogue Raisonné Committee and a Catalogue Raisonné Manager, Katy Rogers. Ms. Rogers, who is currently completing the Robert Motherwell Catalogue Raisonné, will manage the project with the advisement of the committee. The production of a Catalogue Raisonné is a natural extension of our mission to […]

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Everything You Want, Right Now!: New Work by Steve Lambert, Charles James Gallery, Los Angeles, CA

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April 25 – June 6, 2009 Charlie James Gallery is pleased to announce LA’s first solo show of internationally renowned artist-activist Steve Lambert. You may have encountered Steve’s work already, though you may not be aware of it. Maybe you saw him interviewed on CNN, or listened to him on NPR. Lambert’s work operates in popular culture, using everyday language and humor to convey ideas that both subvert and expand the worlds of art, free […]

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David Malek, Smith-Stewart, New York, NY

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  David Malek, Proposal for a Truncated Infinite Grid (Painting for Robert Barry), 2009 Enamel on panel, 36 x 36 inches March 4 – April 12, 2009 Smith-Stewart presents the US solo debut of New York artist David Malek. The exhibition features twelve new paintings. For Smith-Stewart, Malek produced a series of geometric abstractions in a dynamic color palette that fill an entire wall in the gallery from floor to ceiling. Here Malek is exploring a […]

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Interview with Michael Brennan, by Jacob Gossett, Kollektiv magazine, 2009

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  Michael Brennan: Knife Paintings MINUS SPACE project space, Brooklyn, 2006 Skeleton Star, Knife Painting #3 (left) Bishop, Knife Painting #2 (right)   Jacob Gossett: How long have you been teaching here at Pratt and what brought you to this school?   Michael Brennan: I’ve been teaching here for 10 years—I went here for MFA from ’90 to 92. I was out of Pratt for several years, showing some and doing a lot of writing […]

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Lisa Hamilton, Jane Kim / Thrust Projects, New York, NY

    Lisa Hamilton, Open Secret, 2008  Oil on canvas, 36 x 32 inches  October 17 — November 30, 2008  Jane Kim / Thrust Projects presents works by New York abstract painter Lisa Hamilton. Lisa Hamilton’s work is focused on the process of geometric constructions of color, shape, and line with an assertion of the materiality of paint. Building up and stripping down to the essential elements allows Hamilton to create and juxtapose opposing visual […]

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Ad Reinhardt, by Michael Corris, Reaktion Books, January 2008, £25.00

  Purchase on Amazon.com Born in Buffalo, New York, Ad Reinhardt (1913–1967) was a highly influential pioneer of conceptual and minimal art. His influence as teacher, writer, activist and critic was as significant as his art – Reinhardt taught at Brooklyn College from 1947 to 1967, and during this time also lectured at the California School of Fine Arts, the University of Wyoming, Yale University and Hunter College, New York. In latter times Ad Reinhardt […]

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Stealing Time, Bertha & Karl Leubsdorf Art Gallery, Hunter College, New York, NY

  Installation view of Nick Stillman, Cool White, 2007 September 6 — October 20, 2007  Curated by Christa Blatchford, Chad Nelson, and Pierre Obando, the exhibition features Harrell Fletcher, Josh Greene, Fritzia Irizar Rojo, Clifford Owens, John Pilson, Nick Stillman, and MS artist Michael Zahn.

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Interview with Linda Francis, by Matthew Deleget

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 […]

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Interview with Laura Sue Phillips, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in May 2004 in conjunction with Laura Sue Phillip’s spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: Let’s start at the beginning of your career. You grew up in California and did your undergraduate work at the California College of the Arts in San Francisco. A few years later, in the early 1990s, you earned your MFA at Hunter College in New York. What kind of work were you making […]

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Interview with Richard Bottwin, by Rossana Martinez

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in March 2004 in conjunction with Richard Bottwin’s spotlight exhibition.   Rossana Martinez: I would like to start our interview at the beginning of your career. You came of age as an artist during the early 1970s in and around New York City. What kind of work were you making at that time? Were there any specific artists, exhibitions, or events that had a profound impact on […]

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