Mark Dagley & John Nixon in Elementary Painting, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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An orange surface on a baking sheet with a simple white frame, or an orange accent on a small-scale canvas...? What is the deciding factor that differentiates painting and crafts as art forms? How do today's artists deal with the starting point of painting since this problem appeared to have been long resolved but is challenged once again by each generation? These are the kind of questions to which the Elementary Painting exhibition at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen devotes itself: It confronts the classic colour field paintings with situations which initially determine the paintings by their borders.

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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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Radical Painting Group, MINUS SPACE

Left to Right: Erik Saxon, Phil Sims, Merrill Wagner, Dale Henry, Doug Sanderson, Susanna Tanger, Anders Knutsson, Marcia Hafif, Jerry Zeniuk, Frederic Matys Thursz Not Pictured: Joseph Marioni, Olivier Mosset Location: Julian Pretto’s loft, Tribeca, NYC, circa 1980

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Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011

Erik Saxon, BLK.RECT.+YEL.RECT.OB._O/L_09, 2009, Oil on linen, 36 x 56 inches overall, each panel 16 x 20 inches

May 7 - June 11, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature key works from seminal points in the artist’s oeuvre spanning the past forty years, including several never-before-seen grid, shaped, multi-panel, and monochrome paintings.

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Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory: Black Paintings, 1979-80, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY

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Marcia Hafif Black Painting: Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber II, 1979-80 Oil on canvas, 215 x 200 cm February 25 – April 3, 2010 Newman Popiashvili Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Marcia Hafif. The gallery will be showing historic works – the Black Paintings from 1979-80 that were originally shown at Sonnabend gallery in 1981. Although Hafif has shown extensively in Europe and in the US for the past fifty years, this exhibition offers […]

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Hartmut Böhm in Drawing Sculpture: Drawing, Sculpture, Video from the Daimler Art Collection, Daimler Contemporary, Berlin, Germany

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Installation view September 12, 2009 – February 28, 2010 ‘Drawing Sculpture’ is presenting a selection from the Daimler Art Collection’s wide-ranging holdings of works on paper for the first time, complemented by sculptures, videos and picture objects. About 60 works by 28 artists are being shown, dating from about 1960 to the present day. In each case the presentation will stage dialogues between classical Minimalist positions from the 1960s and international contemporary art. The exhibition […]

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Mark Dagley in Portrait of the Artist as a Biker, Centre National d’Art Contemporain de Grenoble, Grenoble, France

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Steven Parrino, Untitled, 1993 October 11, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The MAGASIN is starting its season with a portrait of the artist Olivier Mosset. The exhibition takes the form of a tribute, gathering works by different artists, but never showing Olivier Mossetʼs own work. The artists are of all generations, from Carl André to Stéphane Kropf including the famous group of artists 1m3 among the youngest. As a key figure of the artistic scene […]

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Eric Dever: White Paintings 2007-2009, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

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Eric Dever, Zinc White on Burlap No 13, 2009 36 x 36 inches June 20 – July 9, 2009 Painting itself is the subject of Dever’s ongoing project, spanning two years and 94 paintings. In his investigation of titanium and zinc white oil paint on canvas, linen, and burlap, the exclusive use of white has more to do with a focus on paint properties and supports and is less about color. This is a progression […]

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Other Voices, Other Rooms, Dorsky Gallery, Long Island City, NY

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David Simpson, True Blue, 2000 (wall) Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 75 inches Light Well #5, 2007 (floor) Acrylic on canvas, 71.5 inches diameter  April 19 – June 28, 2009 Works by Max Cole, Marcia Hafif, Winston Roeth, David Simpson, and Fred Sandback Curated by Steven Evans, this exhibition examines the work of a small group of American artists that have been developing their bodies of work since the late 1960s; they offer an alternative […]

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Positionen ruduzierter Malerei, Sebastian Fath Contemporary, Mannheim, Germany

  Dirk Rathke, Untitled (565 & 564), 2006-2008 Acrylic on canvas, 2 parts, approximately 74 x 61 x 7 cm each September 12 — October 11, 2008 Participating artists: Stephan Baumkötter, Joachim Grommek, Marcia Hafif, Joseph Marioni, Dirk Rathke, Rolf Rose, Phil Sims und Peter Tollens.

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Interview with Daniel Göttin, by Chris Ashley

introduction It seems somehow appropriate to me that Daniel Göttin’s recent wall works — those in which lines of tape placed on a wall are used to make a large, dense web of intersecting lines — are called Networks.  Over a two-month period Daniel and I talked about his art via electronic messages relayed back and forth across a complex network of thousands of miles of cable between Basel, Switzerland and Northern California.  He could […]

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