A retrospective exhibition of NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY).
Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Featuring Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Michelle Grabner & Gilbert Hsiao
Josef Albers (1888–1976) is best known for his series of paintings, Homage to the Square, in which he endlessly explored color relationships within a similar format of concentric squares. Less well-known are the studies he made for these compositions.
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.
Organized by artists Matthew Deleget (New York) and Emi Winter (Oaxaca), the exhibition MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales features 31 reductive artists from around the world associated with MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, New York.
Ward Jackson was born and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia. He studied painting at the Richmond Polytechnic Institute of the College of William and Mary, now Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master's Degree there in 1952. While still in school Jackson began the correspondence with Guggenheim curator Hilla Rebay that would eventually lead to his long tenure with that institution.
The Painting Center is pleased to present Re-Generation, a traveling exhibition featuring the work of three generations of painter-teachers. This exhibition traces the regeneration of thought in painting and art education by linking the translation of visual ideas between students and teachers to the teaching of Josef Albers.
Waddington Custot Galleries, in collaboration with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, are pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Josef Albers, dating from 1931 to 1958. The exhibition includes early monochrome paintings from his Biconjugates and Kinetics series, as well as Variants , dating from the late 40s to 50s.
Ron Agam, Endless Universe, 2010 Ink and resin on canvas mounted on panel 36 x 36 inches May 5 – June 6, 2011 Bertrand Delacroix Gallery is proud to present an exhibition of paintings by Ron Agam. Agam brings fresh, new elements to his work where he further examines the interaction of colors. He seeks to expose the harmony and effective balance of these varying colors with placement and scale. Agam’s personal exploration in the [...]
Russell Roberts, I Want That Information, 2004 Oil on linen 22 x 18 inches (55.9 x 45.7 cm) April 6 – May 20, 2011 Jason McCoy Gallery is pleased to present 70 Years of Abstract Painting – Excerpts, which brings together an eclectic group of artists, including: Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Peggy Bates, Norman Bluhm, Giorgio Cavallon, Cora Cohen, Gene Davis, Fridel Dzubas, Joe Fyfe, James Gahagan, Al Held, Maxwell Hendler, Hans Hofmann, Sharon Horvath, Terrell James, Paul Kelpe, [...]
Installation view March 17 – April 30, 2011 Mitchell-Innes & Nash is pleased to announce its first solo exhibition of paintings by Kenneth Noland, on view in the Chelsea gallery from March 17 – April 30. The exhibition, “Kenneth Noland: Paintings, 1958-1968,” will feature major paintings dating from the artist’s first decade of mature work. It will include significant early examples of the circle, stripe and chevron compositions that would become Noland’s signature forms throughout [...]
Joaquin Torres Garcia Fresque Constructif au Grand Pain, 1929 December 3, 2010 – January 14, 2011 For its inaugural exhibition, Arevalo Gallery presents From Absolute to Minimal a group exhibition featuring works by Post-War Latin American artists and their international counterparts all of whose work was defined by the ultimate search for the Absolute. It was through Kazimir Malevich’s search for an artistic expression void of representation that the quest for the absolute was first [...]
Josef Albers Color study for “Homage to the Square”, no date Oil on blotting paper Josef and Anni Albers Foundation December 16, 2010 – March 6, 2011
Kim Uchiyama, Element, 2008-2010 Oil on canvas 20 x 16 inches September 8 – October 9, 2010 Lohin Geduld Gallery presents their first solo exhibition of new paintings by Kim Uchiyama. The centuries-old axiom that color is of the emotions while drawing is of the intellect comes into question in front of a Kim Uchiyama painting. While sensuality abounds in Uchiyama’s resonating palette, the mind is instantly engaged with the strategy of her stacked horizontal [...]
Geraldo de Barros, Pampulha, Sao Paulo, Brazil, [From the Series Fotoforma], 1949 Silver gelatin, 29 x 28 cm Edition 5 of 15, Print 2006 September 8 – October 6, 2010 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London is delighted to present Abstraction-Creation, an exhibition uniting twenty-nine abstract artists from South America and Europe. The title Abstraction-Creation refers to the European abstract art movement of the same name founded by Theo van Doesburg in Paris in 1931. This somewhat loose [...]
Julian Stanczak, Untitled #15, 1969 Acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches April 15 – July 9, 2010 D. Wigmore announces the exhibition with catalogue, Op Out of Ohio: Anonima Group, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Julian Stanczak in the 1960s. The exhibition will feature over 30 paintings from 1959 to 1970 by Richard Anuszkiewicz (b.1930), Julian Stanczak (b.1928), and the three artists of the Anonima Group: Ernst Benkert (b.1928), Francis Hewitt (1936-1992), and Ed Mieczkowski (b.1929). [...]
John Ferren, Paris Abstract, ca. 1935 Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 31 ¾ inches Collection Newark Museum, NJ Presented by the Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10am – 5pm Billy Johnson Auditorium, Newark Museum The Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros present Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction, an important international symposium that explores the conceptual and aesthetic parallels that linked artists [...]
Installation view February – June 2010 The works of Josef Albers and Ken Price reveal a similarity of sensibilities and a kind of parallel thinking that stems from a shared interest in Mexico and the American Southwest. Drawing from polar extremes of the cultural spectrum, unexpectedly the two artists arrive at complimentary forms of visual expression. After immigrating to America in 1933, Josef Albers visited Mexico and became interested in Pre-Columbian ceramics and Mayan and [...]
Installation view of Formulation : Articulation, 1972 Portfolio 2 : Folders 1 and 2 March 12 – May 8, 2010 Peter Blum is pleased to announce the exhibition Josef Albers: Formulation : Articulation, 1972, a suite of 127 silkscreen plates. Published by Harry N. Abrams and Ives and Sillman, just 4 years before Albers’ death in 1976, Formulation : Articulation is a collection of 127 silkscreen plates, 121 in color, organized into two portfolios, each [...]
Poul Gernes, Zielscheibenbild / Target B, 1966-68 Opening: March 25, 2010 Curated by Renate Wiehager, “Pictures about Pictures. Discourses in Painting” – is the Daimler Art Collection’s exhibition title for the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna. About 130 works ranging from Classical Modernism and the post-war avant-garde via European Zero and Minimalism to international contemporary art are being presented. The exhibition is structured into thematic fields, each of which presents discursive references to historical and current [...]
Charlotte Posenenske, Vierkantrohre Serie D, 1967 (Reconstruction 2009) March 12 – May 30, 2010 The initial exhibition at Daimler Contemporary in 2010 will show major 1960s trends in German abstract art from the Daimler Art Collection: Constructivism, Zero, Minimal Art, Concept and Seriality. Starting with 1950s predecessors – such as Josef Albers, Norbert Kricke and Siegfried Cremer – the show considers abstract art developments in the cities of Frankfurt, Düsseldorf, Krefeld, Stuttgart, Berlin and Munich, [...]
Anne Appleby, Little Sweet Pea, 2008 Oil and wax on wood, 36.6 36.6 inches Both followers of artist and colour theorist Josef Albers, the American painter Anne Appleby and German artist Kuno Gonschior have a common aspiration of capturing colours, by means of abstraction and through analytical observation of natural experiences. Anne Appleby (born 1954), former Bay area painter, who works and lives in Montana, is often referred to as a Colour Field artist from her [...]
February 17 – May 23, 2010 The first exhibition to bring together South American and US geometric abstraction, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s features more than 90 works by 70 artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Constructive Spirit examines the connections, both conceptual and personal, among abstract artists, suggesting parallels that cut across time, national borders, and a range of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, [...]
December 12, 2009
- January 30, 2010
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new exhibition of seven album covers designed by Josef Albers (1888-1976) for Command Records between 1959-1961. The exhibition will also include additional Command Records album covers designed by other artists, such as Charles E. Murphy, Barbara Brown Peters, and Gerry Olin, as well as photographic reproductions of materials from The Josef & Anni Albers Foundation’s archives.
Oskar Schlemmer, Bauhaus Stairway, 1932 Oil on canvas. 63 7/8 x 45 inches Collection The Museum of Modern Art Gift of Philip Johnson November 8, 2009 – January 25, 2010 This survey is MoMA’s first major exhibition since 1938 on the subject of this famous and influential school of avant-garde art. Founded in 1919 and shut down by the Nazis in 1933, the Bauhaus brought together artists, architects, and designers in an extraordinary conversation about [...]
Zdenek Sykora & Bridget Riley Richard Paul Lohse & Manfred Mohr October 3, 2009 – January 10, 2010 Heinz Teufel, the famous gallery owner and collector, died in 2007. He was a great patron of Concrete Art in Germany. From opening his first gallery in 1966 in Koblenz up to his 1998 activities in Berlin he consequently pursued a stringent gallery profile – independent of the fluctuating fashions of the art world. Including works by [...]
Nathan Hylden, Untitled, 2009 Acrylic on aluminum, 34 x 28 inches October 1-31, 2009 Paul Kasmin Gallery presents “Affinities,” a show that juxtaposes new paintings by Nathan Hylden with works by Josef Albers, Frank Stella and Andy Warhol. Curated by Meredith Darrow, the show connects Hylden’s geometric forms and repeated gestures with those of his art historical predecessors. Like Albers, Stella and Warhol, Hylden uses a regulated process to create variations within a systematic sequence [...]
Click to purchase on Amazon This is such a great publication, the only comprehensive book on the furniture, textiles and the other works of two of the most important and influential artists of the twentieth century. Features innovative objects that the couple designed for their homes while teaching at the Bauhaus in Germany and following their move to the United States in 1933. Includes specially commissioned photographs of important but little-known works. Illuminating essays [...]
Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square, 1961 Oil on masonite, 32 x 32 inches April 1 – May 2, 2009 Waddington Galleries presents an exhibition of paintings by Josef Albers from his Variant and Homage to the Square series, dating from 1947 to 1971. The earliest painting in the exhibition is Variant: “White and Grey with Two Yellows and Two Greens” (1947–1955). Albers started the Variant series in 1947, a year which [...]
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 [...]
May 4 — June 14, 2008 Gering & López Gallery presents an exhibition of work by Dan Flavin and Josef Albers. Pairing two highly influential artists of the 20th Century, the exhibition will allow the viewer to rediscover, evaluate and place into a new context these very diverse materializations of color and line. Though Albers and Flavin used vastly different approaches, both challenged the function of perception and went on to make significant contributions [...]
Erwin Redl, Matrix XV, 2007 LED Installation with fiber-optics, 30 x 30 feet January 24, 2008 — October 2009 Sensory Overload tracks the development of Kinetic and Op art, whose optical stimulation and interactivity introduced new dimensions to art. Stanley Landsman’s Walk-In Infinity Chamber (1968), which has not been on view for nearly fifteen years, together with Erwin Redl’s dramatic Matrix XV (2007), a 25 x 50 foot LED installation, punctuate this extraordinary [...]
Installation view December 1, 2007 — January 31, 2008 L&M Arts presents The Complexity of the Simple, an exhibition of more than twenty important works by twenty artists of international renown. The show demonstrates the broad range open to a systematic abstraction viewed over nearly five decades. Artists represented include such mid-century masters as Mark Rothko, Agnes Martin, Ellsworth Kelly and Josef Albers, and also critical figures of more recent date such as Felix [...]
Nic Hess, König Gerrit [King Gerrit], 2007 (detail) September 21, 2007 — January 27, 2008 The Daimler Art Collection presents the exhibition Minimalism and Applied I at Daimler Contemporary, Haus Huth, Potsdamer Platz in Berlin. The exhibition explores the relationship that exists between minimalist formal language and applied art. As the subtitle of the exhibition suggests these ‘transfers’ can be useful for imagination, association and play. Our exhibition at the same time represents the [...]
Alexander Liberman, Omega IX, 1961 March 8 — April 28, 2007 In addition to being the Year of the Pig, it also appears to be the year of Op Art. Another great survey exhibition including Yaacov Agam, Josef Albers, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Hannes Beckmann, Fletcher Benton, Karl Benjamin, Francis Celentano, Tony Conrad, Carlos Cruz-Diez, Benjamin Cunningham, Gene Davis, Jose de Rivera, Julio Le Parc, Leroy Lamis, Alexander Liberman, François Morellet, Kenneth Noland, Larry Poons, Bridget [...]
January 26— February 24, 2007
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Gilbert Hsiao, Encounter, 2006 Sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 42 x 42 inches Gabriele Evertz, Motion Parallax, 1998 Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches March 8 — April 14, 2007 Curated by Robert C. Morgan, exhibition includes Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Victor Vasarely, Josef Albers, Sandford Wurmfeld, Robert Swain, Gabriele Evertz, Rakuko Natio, Gilbert Hsiao, Soon Ja Han, Jon Groom, Beverly Fishman, Ryszard Wasko, and Michelle Hinebrook. Curated by Robert [...]
introduction Tilman has stated that his art has completely moved into the three-dimensional realm, and that his use of and response to architecture requires finding a balance between various environments and the objects that he makes and situates in these environments. Inspired by everyday objects and structures, his goal is to present and represent light using color and form, which is mediated through the objects he makes, the structures in which the objects are located, [...]
Although he has shown extensively in Europe for many years, it’s only in the past decade, when he began showing with Peter Blum, that his stature in America has grown large in a more public way. This, despite the fact that Marioni exhibited his work at Bykert Gallery in the 70’s, was tapped by Brice Marden for a show at Artists Space, and was included in a recent Whitney Biennial. However, it took the New [...]