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.
Soledad Arias’ text-based work explores the slippage of meanings in the aesthetic and literary reading of texts. The title of the exhibition, ON AIR, refers to live broadcasting relating to the dialog initiated by Arias’ work while also relating to the breath of air necessary for speech. The work explores the materiality of text as well as its poetic, visual and phonetic meanings within the context of dialogue and colloquial communication.
The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Notations: The Cage Effect Today, on view from February 17-April 21, 2012. As 2012 marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth, this exhibition commemorates the widespread effect of the artist’s six decades of assiduous, and relentless inventive creation on subsequent generations of artists
Starting January 24, 2012 Joining the worldwide celebration of the centennial of John Cage, Norte Maar will collaborate with E.A.T. to present Cage Transmitted: Celebrating + Playing John Cage. The twelve evenings of performances of music, poetry, theater, visual art, and dance, occurring once each month, will span the calendar year of 2012. Most of the performances will take place in the front room of Norte Maar’s apartment gallery, and will be broadcast onto the [...]
The exhibition features more than 100 works by 35 artists including Josef and Anni Albers, John Cage, Merce Cunningham, Willem and Elaine de Kooning, Buckminster Fuller, Jacob Lawrence, Robert Motherwell, Kenneth Noland, Robert Rauschenberg, Dorothea Rockburne, Kenneth Snelson, Jack Tworkov and Cy Twombly among others.
Dorothea Rockburne, Narcissus, 1985 Oil on gessoed linen 92 x 123 x 7 inches June 19 – August 14, 2011 Born and raised in Montreal, Rockburne first studied at the city’s École des Beaux-Arts with Paris-trained painters Paul-Émile Borduas and Jean-Paul Riopelle. Beginning in 1950, she attended the legendary Black Mountain College in Asheville, North Carolina, where classes with Merce Cunningham, John Cage, and, perhaps most significantly, the mathematician Max Dehn, had a seminal influence [...]
Mi Mai, 876b1561, 2011 Inkjet on paper 35 x 61 inches June 30 – August 20, 2011 Chambers Fine Art is pleased to announce the opening on June 30, 2011 of A Difference of Opinion: Zhang Dun + Mi Mai. Zhang Dun and Mi Mai are recent graduates from The Central Academy of Fine Arts, Beijing, in 2010 and 2008 respectively. Although both artists received the thorough training in academic techniques that is still required [...]
July 2 – October 1, 2011 Richard Kostelanetz (born 1940, New York) is an American writer, artist, critic, and editor of the avant-garde. He is infamous for his prolific and often biting prose. In his short fictions (some only 2 words long) and visual poetry, RK employs a radically formalist approach consisting of arrangements of words on a page using such devices as linking language and sequence, punning, alliteration, parallelism, constructivism, and minimalism. His literary [...]
Amy Granat, Chemical Scratch (Return of the Creature), 2003 16mm film transfered to DVD, sound May 24 – June 28, 2010 Arranged by Front Desk Apparatus Participating Artists: John Cage, Jesse Cohen, Quentin Curry, Philippe Decrauzat, Matias Faldbakken, Amy Granat, Gareth James, Jacob Kassay, Jutta Koether, Amir Mogharabi, Steven Parrino, Seth Price, Josef Strau, Andy Warhol Every image is offered our gaze is only presented, in its very obviousness, by means of the disconcerting economy [...]
October 3 – November 15, 2009 Following the presentation of 2 Sea Pieces by Gerhard Richter the MMK Museum of Modern Art in Frankfurt/Main is reconstructing Wall Drawing # 261 by Sol LeWitt, which was originally shown 1975 in the Kabinett für aktuelle Kunst in Bremerhaven. The artist, who died in 2007, conceived over 1,000 wall drawings, all of which were numbered and as such represent a lifelong series. The wall drawing has a long [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]