Linda Francis interviews Thomas Micchelli, On Verge, February, 2015

On the occasion of Thomas Micchelli’s solo exhibition, Bacchantes and Bivalves, the artist sat down with fellow artist, Linda Francis. In this interview, Micchelli discusses his interest in mythology, sensuality and the interplay between painting and drawing. Bacchantes and Bivalves is on view until March 1, 2015 at John Davis Gallery in Hudson, NY.

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Linda Francis: We Can Build You

February 15 - March 23, 2013

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Linda Francis: We Can Build You. This is the New York-based artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new large-scale oil paintings on wooden panel.

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Neither Here nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere

June 22 - August 11, 2012

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present the group exhibition Neither Here nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere, featuring recent work by 7 artists: Vincent Como, Julian Dashper, Linda Francis, Michelle Grabner, Russell Maltz, Victoria Munro, and Carrie Pollack.

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Grid List, Allegra LaViola Gallery, New York, NY

Allegra LaViola Gallery is pleased to present Grid List, curated by Patrick Morrissey and Mark Sengbusch. Grid List presents 16 artists, 13 working in geometric abstraction, and three working quite “gridless”. Their conceptual fodder ranges from sports to math and science to film, graphic design and video.

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Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life

Texts by various artists, Julian Dashper: It Is Life, MINUS SPACE, August-September 2010

August 7 - September 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the memorial exhibition Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life. The exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the New Zealand artist's death and it will feature a single work by Julian entitled Future Call, as well as written tributes to him by more than 70 artists internationally.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

April 22 - May 8, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.

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One or Two Things I Know: An Interview with Linda Francis, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, September 22, 2009

Installation view at Non Objectif Sud, France, 2009 Brent: A drawing dated 1978, Untitled, chalk on paper, has a pair of identical penciled or conté grids which you use to make a series of what appear to be perfect arcs; there are finger marks or smudges; some arcs are taken out. The arcs appear to form some shape, allude to volume, but never really do. What I see is a point where you stopped. Was […]

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VIEWLIST: Bulletin Board: Inspiration Information, Conceived by Karen Schifano

Our third VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by New York painter Karen Schifano.

The word “inspire” (originally meaning “to infuse with breath”) is a verb, but can also transform itself into a noun or adjective. It’s very active, and yet also implies being receptive, even demands openness, a readiness to receive, and a sharpening of perception and awareness. From one thing, there is a direct connection to another thing, a kind of touch that is nurturing, rich and full of promise. Potential becomes realization; we wake up rejuvenated, re-energized, and ready for action.

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Hand in Hand, Non-Objectif Sud, La Barraliere, Tulette, France

    Installation views July 12 – September 7, 2009 Non-Objectif Sud La Barraliere, Chemin de Visan 26790 Tulette, France Non-Objectif Sud is pleased to present Hand in Hand, its exhibition for the summer of 2009, featuring the work of nine international artists working in various media. Embracing disparate approaches and an array of form, the works share affinities that are not immediately plain. With many of the works executed on site at La Barraliere, […]

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Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Linda Francis, Daniel Göttin, Gilbert Hsiao & Jan van der Ploeg in Non-Objectif Sud 2009 Fundraiser, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

  Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6-8pm Wine bar and hors d’oeuvres Gary Snyder Project Space 250 West 26th Street 4th floor, between 7th & 8th Ave. New York, NY 10001 for inquiries please call 646 325 4581 Tickets $25 NOS Donor $50 NOS Patron $100 NOS Benefactor, includes or more acknowledgment in 2009 catalogue Raffle Win a DAN WALSH work Tickets: 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 5 for $100 All other works for sale $500 […]

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Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath & Michael Zahn, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

  Linda Francis, Neutron Star, 2008 Oil on Wood, 72 x 72 inches March 27 – April 26, 2009 Janet Kurnatowski presents the exhibition Linda Francis, Don Voisine, Joan Waltemath, Michael Zahn. This show takes a focused look at four paintings, each one emblematic of a practice whose commitment to the medium has been a specific force in the development of an individual oeuvre. What the works have in common is the creation of an […]

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

  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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Linda Francis: Interference

February 2009

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present an exhibition of new work by New York artist Linda Francis. Francis will show a single painting conceived in three parts for the project space.

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Minus Space at P.S.1 Extended

  Installation in cafe space Exhibition in cafe space continues until May 2009. (Boiler Room exhibition closed on January 26, 2009.)     MINUS SPACE Curated by Phong Bui P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate Long Island City, NY   The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. […]

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Minus Space, Curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate, Long Island City, NY

October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.

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Michael Brennan in Breaking the White Light, Platform, New York, NY

  Michael Brennan, (Fedallah) Knife Painting 1, 2007 Oil wax and acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches September 6 — October 6, 2007 Curated by artist Scott Malbaurn, Breaking the White Light features eight artists ranging from emerging to mid and late career. They work with abstraction and processes associated with this practice. This show is an attempt to put forth a manner of abstraction that crosses formal and conceptual ideas. Many of these […]

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Interview with Steve Karlik, by Chris Ashley

introduction Steve Karlik’s paintings are formally refined yet generous in spirit, grounded in materials yet spatial and open. His work is that of a serious painter, at first seeming almost severe, yet with time revealing itself as sensual, emotional, and beautiful. A thoughtful viewer will find that his reductive forms can resonate with one’s memory, references, and experiences; the associations one makes with his work are varied and surprising. The paintings involve our eyes, minds, […]

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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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