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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R.H. Quaytman: Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL

R.H. Quaytman: Passing Through the Opposite of What It Approaches, Chapter 25, The Renaissance Society, Chicago, IL

Quaytman’s practice is to create installations of painted panels termed ‘chapters.’ The ongoing chapters, begun in 2001, explore formalist and conceptual variations of ideas about painting, as well as the poetic and grammatical possibilities of photography-based imagery.

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Did You See Heaven: SPECTRA, Peregrine Program, Chicago, IL

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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.

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MINUS SPACE: Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

Installation view of MINUS SPACE, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL, 2012; Paintings by Gabriele Evertz, Gilbert Hsiao & Mark Dagley (left to right)

January 22 - February 26, 2012

We are delighted to announce the group exhibition MINUS SPACE at The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois. The exhibition features artists Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz and Gilbert Hsiao, and is conceived around the ideas of confounding pattern, spectral color, shaped supports, and divergent painting methods.

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Carrie Pollack: Witness

Installation view of Carrie Pollack: Witness, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2012

January 13 - February 25, 2012

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Carrie Pollack: Witness. This is the Brooklyn-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York and it will feature a suite of new paintings consisting of digital prints on linen.

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Au Plein Air: Simon Ingram + Douglas Melini, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

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Work by Douglas Melini July 17 – August 10, 2011 Simon Ingram’s Radio Paintings “results from a sequence of material conversations of unseen and unheard information.” Ingram’s Abstract paintings are produced via a machine that scans the electromagnetic spectrum. Douglas Melini’s tightly pattern symmetrical abstractions will be juxtaposed with an audio component for his project at The Suburban. Simon Ingram is an artist and Senior Lecturer at the ELAM School of Fine Arts at the […]

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Anne Tyng: Inhabiting Geometry, Graham Foundation, Chicago, IL

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Anne Tyng, Dodecahedron with Nested Cube, 2010 Luan plywood model 96 x 102 inches April 15 – June 18, 2011 Inhabiting Geometry is the first major exhibition of the work of the visionary architect and theorist Anne Tyng. Since the 1950s, when she worked closely with Louis I. Kahn and independently pioneered habitable space-frame architecture, Tyng has applied natural and numeric systems to built forms on all scales, from urban plans to domestic spaces. This […]

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Uta Barth, The Art Institute of Chicago, IL

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Uta Barth, …and to draw a bright white line with light (Untitled 11.3), 2011 May 14 – August 14, 2011 Since the early 1990s, Los Angeles–based artist Uta Barth has examined photographic and visual perception—how the human eye sees differently from the camera lens and how the incidental and atmospheric can become subject matter in and of themselves. That is to say, she is perhaps less interested in where the camera is pointing than the […]

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John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist, Grey Art Gallery, New York, NY

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John Storrs, Abstract Forms No. 1, 1917-1919 Granite and marble Collection of the Newark Museum of Art, NJ April 12 – July 9, 2011 John Storrs: Machine-Age Modernist is the first major museum exhibition of work by this important American sculptor in 25 years. Opening at New York University’s Grey Art Gallery on April 12, the show features most of the known works—some 40 items including sculptures, paintings, and drawings―from Storrs’s most innovative period, from […]

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Elizabeth Murray: Painting in the ’70s, The Pace Gallery, New York, NY

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Elizabeth Murray, Möbius Band, 1974 Oil on canvas, 14 x 28 inches (35.6 cm x 71.1 cm) Collection of Ellen Phelan and Joel Shapiro March 31 – April 30, 2011 The Pace Gallery is pleased to present its eighth exhibition devoted to the work of Elizabeth Murray and the gallery’s first exhibition since Murray’s death in 2007. Elizabeth Murray: Painting in the ‘70s will feature thirty oil on canvas paintings created between 1970 and 1980, including […]

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Judy Ledgerwood: Chromatic Paintings for Chicago and Blob Paintings, Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago, IL

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Installation view. January 14 – February 19, 2011 Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present its third solo exhibition by Chicago based artist Judy Ledgerwood. Activating the space between the painting and the viewer, Ledgerwood’s patterns are composed of shapes proportioned to the body of the viewer, and various color interactions within those shapes. This relationship between the pictorial and the physical space is often linked to Color Field painting, a style of abstract painting […]

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Michelle Grabner: Like a Rare Morel, Shane Campbell Gallery, Chicago, IL

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Michelle Grabner, Untitled, 2011 Graphite and gesso on panel 15 x 17 inches January 22 – February 26, 2011 Shane Campbell Gallery is pleased to announce Like a Rare Morel, an exhibition of graphite and metalpoint works on birch panel by Michelle Grabner. This exhibition marks Grabner’s return to domesticated geometric pattern. Gingham, a plain-woven fabric where the warp and weft are aligned to form a simple perpendicular crossing pattern is the basis of Grabner’s […]

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Christopher Wool: Sound on Sound, Corbett vs. Dempsey Gallery, Chicago,IL

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Christopher Wool, Untitled, 2009 Enamel on linen 96 x 72 inches October 21 – November 27, 2010 Corbett vs. Dempsey is delighted to present Sound on Sound, an exhibition of new paintings and works on paper by Christopher Wool. This is the first solo show for Wool in Chicago since 1986. He lives and works in New York City and Marfa, Texas, but was raised here, in Hyde Park. An internationally renowned painter, Wool first rose to […]

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Julian Dashper featured in publication Can I Come Over to Your House: The First Ten Years of The Suburban

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Click to purchase from Golden Age The Suburban, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’s Oak Park based art space celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with an encyclopedic compendium of it’s long history. Introductory essays by Forrest Nash and Michael Newman & design by Jason Pickleman. Artists: Kevin Appel, Vasco Araujo, David Hullfish Bailey, Mike Banicki, BANK, Stephen Berens, Cindy Bernard, Walead Beshty, Dike Blair, Gregg Bordowitz, Keil Borrman, Andrea Bowers, Yvette Brackman, Troy Brauntuch, Ralf Brög, Alex […]

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My Space: A Film by Simone Horrocks & Richard Flynn with Julian Dashper

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Film still with Julian Dashper Starting August 26, 2010, on YouTube, you can view the film My Space, by Simone Horrocks & Richard Flynn with Julian Dashper. Early in 2008, Dashper approached film makers Simone Horrocks and Richard Flynn, with the idea of collaborating on a film project. It was important to Dashper that we remain open to where the filming might take us, but together we agreed that the film in some way would be : ‘A […]

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Sara Schnadt: Network, Domestic Intervention, What It Is, Oak Park, IL

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Installation view July 31 – August 21, 2010 By appointment Sara Schnadt is a Chicago-based performance/installation artist. Raised on an international commune in Scotland, an ‘alternative’ context which considered itself as a social experiment outside of conventional culture, she spent formative years understanding herself as an outsider, an observer. Since moving to the United States in 1986, Sara has become fascinated with the unifying rituals and values that are common threads in contemporary western culture, […]

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I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull, Leo Koenig Gallery, New York, NY

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Exhibition invitation April 23 – May 22, 2010 Participating Artists: Michelle Grabner, Katharina Grosse, Brad Killam, Philip Vanderhyden & Molly Zuckerman-Hartung The exhibition, “I speak now from the aesthetic and artistic point of view when I say that life with Michelle Grabner is dull” brings together the work of four antithetical painters who Michelle Grabner, the Chicago-based artist, heralds as profoundly enabling to her own unvaried and unimaginative abstract investigations. The exhibition is diverting and […]

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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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The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now, Lesley Heller Workspace, New York, NY

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Installation view The Lesley Heller Workspace is pleased to present The Wells Street Gallery Revisited: Then and Now, an exhibition organized by guest curator Jason Andrew, featuring the work of artists associated with The Wells Street Gallery, one of Chicago’s vanguard galleries of the late 1950s. On exhibition will be works from the Wells Street Gallery period (1957-1959) as well as examples of recent work by a majority of the original artists associated with the […]

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Ethan Greenbaum & Katrin Siguroardottir, The Suburban, Chicago, IL

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January 24 – February 24, 2010 The Suburban is pleased to present The Suburban, a solo exhibition by artist Ethan Greenbaum. Greenbaum’s work is concerned with architectural and cultural blank spots. He frequently uses ubiquitous sites like sidewalks or printer paper as his subject matter. Removing these sources from a functional context, he manipulates them to open new associative possibilities. For the exhibition, Greenbaum will be installing objects and architectural modifications that engage with the […]

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy: Retrospective, Schirn Kunsthalle Frankfurt, Frankfurt, Germany

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Laszlo Moholy-Nagy, A 19, 1927 Oil on canvas, 80 x 96 cm Courtesy Hattula Moholy-Nagy October 8, 2009 – February 7, 2010 The Hungarian artist László Moholy-Nagy (1895–1946) became known in Germany through his seminal work as a teacher at the Staatliches Bauhaus in Weimar and Dessau (1923–1928) under Walter Gropius’s direction. Taking responsibility for the preliminary course and the metal workshop, he decisively informed the Constructivist and social reorientation of the Bauhaus. Interlinking art, […]

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Jon Pestoni & Zak Prekop, Lisa Cooley Fine Art, New York, NY

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Zak Prekop, Untitled, 2008 Pen and paper on canvas 25 3/4 x 23 3/4 inches September 9 – October 18, 2009 Lisa Cooley Gallery presents a two-person exhibition of abstract paintings by two artists, Jon Pestoni, from Los Angeles, and Zak Prekop, from Chicago. The paintings of Jon Pestoni and Zak Prekop have clear affinities – their separate practices arise from a conceptual foundation, but are executed with intellectual playfulness, subtlety, lightness and lyricism. Both […]

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Tilman: Substance (for Julian); Carl Suddath, The Suburban, Oak Park, IL

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September 20 – October 25, 2009 The exhibition project `SUBSTANCE (for Julian)`, at The Suburban, Chicago aims to inform the viewer about two issues addressed as parallel realities of perception – on one hand the notion of a profound play with the qualities of the existing space and simulteanous, the memory of fellow artist Julian Dashper who passed away about six weeks ago and who also exhibited at The Suburban in 2008. Julian Dashper’s work […]

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Ree Morton: At the Still Point of the Turning World, The Drawing Center, New York, NY

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Ree Morton, Line Series, 1974 Watercolor, crayon and pencil on paper 22 1/4 x 30 inches Estate of Ree Morton September 18 – December 18, 2009 The Drawing Center presents an exhibition of the work of the late American artist Ree Morton (1936–1977). The exhibition highlights Morton’s influential body of work, remarkably all produced between her decision to turn to art full-time in the late 1960s and her tragic death in an automobile accident shortly […]

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VIEWLIST: There are many things in the air and all of them are for free, Conceived by Michelle Grabner

Xavier Veilhan, Le Grand Mobile, 2004-2006, metallic structure, engines, 25 PVC spheres, 
75 x 350 cm in diameter

Our second VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by Chicago-based artist Michelle Grabner.

"So I think what comes next is a web with big holes blown in it. A spiderweb in a storm. The turtles get knocked out from under it, the platform sinks through the cloud. A lot of the inherent contradictions of the web get revealed, the contradictions in the oxymorons smash into each other." -- Bruce Sterling, February 2009

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Unpainted: Recent Abstract Painting, Thomas Robertello Gallery, Chicago, IL

  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 […]

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