Becoming Modern in America: Life Magazine 1936-1972 & New Paintings by Loren Munk

Detail of Life Magazine, August 8, 1949

December 11, 2010 - January 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Becoming Modern in America. The twofold exhibition will feature more than 20 vintage issues of Life magazine spanning the years 1936-1972, as well as two recent paintings by Brooklyn, New York-based painter Loren Munk.

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Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell, Ferber and Gottlieb, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

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Robert Motherwell, The Wall of the Temple, 1952 Oil on Masonite, 96.5 x 192.5 inches Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn, New Jersey March 14 – August 1, 2010 After World War II, American Jewish populations began a mass movement from city to suburb. Without the close-knit neighborhoods of the city, the synagogue became a center not only for worship, but for education and socialization as well. Architect Percival Goodman envisioned this space as entirely modern—not based on […]

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Peter Forakis (1927-2009): In Memoriam

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Peter Forakis, Atlanta Gateway, 1967 From The New York Times, December 17, 2009 Peter Forakis, a sculptor who helped found Park Place, a prominent New York artists’ cooperative gallery of the 1960s, died on Nov. 26 in Petaluma, Calif. He was 82 and lived in Petaluma. His death was announced by the Togonon Gallery in San Francisco, which has represented him since 2007. Mr. Forakis was one of many young artists in the late ’50s […]

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Allan Wexler: Overlook, Ronald Feldman Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 10 – October 24, 2009 “What remains inherent throughout his [Wexler’s] work is the sense of experimentation – an investigation that operates as an extension of our ability to be at home in the world, to remake our reality, and to question our existence through what we make.” –Aaron Betsky from Custom Built: A Twenty-year Survey of Work by Allan Wexler The Ronald Feldman Gallery will exhibit works from the last five […]

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Ronald Bladen: Sculpture, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, NY

    October 12 — November 12, 2008 Jacobson Howard Gallery presents an exhibition featuring garden scale sculptures, models, and drawings by Ronald Bladen. Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) is considered one of the founders of Minimalism, but he was also a self-proclaimed romantic. His interest in monumental scale and simple form was less a product of conceptual reductionism, but rather, of an interest in the drama which such forms can inspire. He was interested in the […]

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Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

  May 4 — September 21, 2008 In Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, over fifty key works by 32 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture.

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