Minus Space may be a gallery dedicated to the pared-down genre of Reductivist art, but in the twelve years since its founding, it has grown considerably. What began as an online curator site in 2003 has since evolved into perhaps the world's center for the neo-minimalist movement known as Reductivism.
January 10 - February 21, 2015
MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the group exhibition Elements, highlighting several generations of artists whose works investigate primary forms and elementary materials. The exhibition will feature new and recent painting and sculpture by six New York City-based artists: Rachel Beach, Vincent Como, Mark Dagley, Cris Gianakos, Erik Saxon, and Li Trincere.
The art exhibition “Triangles” features seventeen contemporary artists and their different approaches on the subject of the triangular shape and is curated by Brooklyn based abstract artist and curator Melissa Staiger. The exhibition continues the conversation of this geometric symbol where artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky and Blinky Palermo have left off.
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.
American Abstract Artists presents Sensory Impact, a group exhibition held at Morgan Stanley & Co. in Purchase, NY.
Given the new media of today—Internet art, generative software, digital projection mapping—why do artists continue to paint? And why do they continue to explore abstraction?
Ventana 244 is pleased to present BANNED IN D.C., organized by Mark Dagley. This exhibition includes the work of twenty-two artists whose connections with the Washington D.C./Baltimore art scene are multifaceted.
Buzz, Curated by Vik Muniz, Galeria Nara Roesler, Sao Paolo, Brazil
Featuring Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Michelle Grabner & Gilbert Hsiao
The Kent Place Gallery will present a chronological selection of artwork spanning 35 years by Mark Dagley. Mark Dagley’s visually dazzling, exploratory abstract art has been exhibited in New York and internationally since the mid-1980s.
September 7 - October 27, 2012
MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Mark Dagley: Structural Solutions, the artist’s first solo exhibition of new paintings in New York City in 15 years. The exhibition will feature three oversized paintings – the artist’s largest works created to-date – which will be exhibited on flat aluminum blocks on the floor and leaned against the gallery walls.
Panepinto Galleries and STUDIO 371 are pleased to present Material Tak, a group exhibition devoted exclusively to the practice of painting. One of the oldest and most revered forms of artistic output, painting is a doggedly powerful medium. Not merely as defined by its visceral exactitude or allegiance to color, but in its ability to strike at the core of who we are—to register on levels of the psyche otherwise untouched by the parlance of everyday life or pedagogical dogma.
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.
January 22 - February 26, 2012
We are delighted to announce the group exhibition MINUS SPACE at The Suburban in Oak Park, Illinois. The exhibition features artists Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz and Gilbert Hsiao, and is conceived around the ideas of confounding pattern, spectral color, shaped supports, and divergent painting methods.
American Abstract Artists presents ABSTRACTION (Abstraction to the Power of Infinity), curated by Janet Kurnatowski. ABSTRACTION celebrates the perseverance of non-figurative and non-objective art, including the practitioners, pioneers and those currently working in the traditions of abstraction. This exhibition shows the recent work of 76 members of the American Abstract Artists (AAA), along with four guest exhibitors.
Gilbert Hsiao, Dual, 2007 Acrylic on panel 32 x 32 inches May 21 – July 15, 2011 Participating Artists: Alice Adams, Babe Shapiro, Ce Roser, Cecily Kahn, Charles Hinman, Clover Vail, Corey Postiglione, Creighton Michael, Daniel G. Hill, David Mackenzie, David Reed, David Row, Don Voisine, Dorothea Rockburne, Edward Shalala, Emily Berger, Gabriele Evertz, Gail Gregg, Gilbert Hsiao, Heidi Gluck, Henry Brown, Irene Lawrence, Irene Rousseau, James Gross, James Juszczyk, James O. Clark, James Seawright, […]
March 26 - April 30, 2011
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Li Trincere: Elements. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature a pair of new shaped paintings and a suite of new large pastel drawings on paper.
Click to read complete panel discussion PowerHouse Presents… Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) -– a virtual panel moderated by Rossana Martinez, founder and curator of Minus Space, and organized by the curators of Source–Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger. Source completed its run at The Halls at Bowling Green on May 28th. The show presented a mix of seven artists: Glen Cunningham, Mark Dagley, Laura Fayer, Molly Herman, Lori Kirkbride, Ben LaRocco and Rachael Wren. […]
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.
Kenneth Noland staining ‘Horizontal Stripe’ paper piece at the paper mill Tyler Graphics Ltd., Bedford Village, NY, 1978 Photographer: Lindsay Green “I’ve followed other artists gratefully and I hope I’ve also followed my own path….sometimes along side other artists. I’ve also been willing to share any help that I could give to any other artist. I love art and I love the life of art and I only wish that the real life of art […]
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 […]
Mark Dagley’s 222 Bowery studio (1987) Photo by Ivan dalla Tanna “A good artist does not need anything.” — Ad Reinhardt “When NYFA Current asked me to write a first-person account of the circumstances surrounding a not-so-recent exhibition of my paintings, a show that took place at Tony Shafrazi Gallery nearly a quarter of a century ago, I was surprised by their interest, but gladly jumped at the chance. I never hesitate to admit […]
May 8-29, 2009
RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.
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 […]
Artist Mark Dagley’s work graces the cover of the new Lemonheads album “Varshons”, due out on June 23. Here’s more from The End Records’ web site: Gibby Haynes Produced Collection Features Covers of Songs by Gram Parsons, Leonard Cohen, Townes Van Zandt, G.G. Allin, Wire, July, and More. The Lemonheads have signed to Brooklyn, NY-based The End Records and will be releasing their long-awaited covers collection, Varshons, on June 23, 2009. It makes sense that the […]
Works by Joanne Mattera March 18 – April 19, 2009 Gallery 128 is pleased to announce the opening of the group show, GeoMetrics II, curated by artist Gloria Klein. The exhibition brings together twelve artists from around the country who explore the geometric idiom. A feature of the exhibition is the wide range within which these artists explore and express geometric abstraction. While some reflect structures found in nature, others use mathematical systems of […]
Opening: Sunday, March 15, 5pm Bar Olivino 899 Fulton Street, Brooklyn, NY C or G to Clinton/Washington Avenue station Organized by artist Michael Zahn, Bar Olivino is presents Hills Like White Elephants, a new bi-weekly series featuring the work of the following artists: Mark Dagley Sunday, March 15 Jeremy Blakeslee Sunday, March 29 Christine Krol Sunday, April 5 Nora Griffin Sunday, April 26 Jeffrey Schad & Vincent Szarek Sunday, May 10 Timothy Buckwalter Sunday, May […]
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. […]
Gary Petersen, Smashed, 2008 Oil on canvas, 56 x 40 inches January 8 – February 7, 2009 This exhibition examines many of the ways in which artists use line as the dominant element in creating abstract imagery. Mark Dagley’s paintings of spherical webs of interlaced lines reference information technologies, the development of social networking sites and the global environment of interdependence while reflecting systems of interconnectedness, both spiritual and mechanistic. Gilbert Hsiao’s optically-charged, shaped canvases are […]
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.
MINUS SPACE presents a solo exhibition by New York artist Mark Dagley. Dagley presented four shaped paintings -- two monochromes and two with checkerboard patterns -- which were originally produced in 1987. Dagley made the works in William S. Burrough's Bunker space on the Bowery in NYC, exhibited them later that year at Tony Shafrazi Gallery in Soho, and subsequently put them into storage. Dagley's exhibition at MINUS SPACE marks the first time the works will be shown publicly in more than twenty years.
Here we are far from the living-room and close to science-fiction Jean Baudrillard, “The Ecstasy of Communication” Your aluminum finish slightly diminished is the best I ever have seen Jefferson Airplane, “Plastic Fantastic Lover” In 1987, the year Mark Dagley’s paintings currently on view at Minus Space were first exhibited at Tony Shafrazi Gallery, abstract painting was exploring its newfound relationship to the digital age. The hard-edge lines and shapes that had been a mainstay […]
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 […]
Painting by Mark Dagley November 8 — December 22, 2007 Nyehaus presents INDICA. Acknowledged as the first experimental art space in London, John Dunbar’s Indica gallery, in existence from November ’65 – November ’67, was born into a far more uncynical time. Open for barely two full years, Indica (from ‘Indications’ – somewhere to go) set the controls for the heart of experimental art in Britain. During its short life, Indica encouraged collaboration and […]
August 3 - September 2, 2007
A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.
June 10 — July 7, 2007 Mark Dagley’s exhibition will consist of works on paper and limited editions, including items manufactured by Benton Card Company (a printer established in the early 20th-century, specializing in concert and movie posters), offset prints created at Kinko’s, a painting done over the internet, using giclée digital reproduction, and a suite of watercolors painted during the late 1980s, now being shown for the very first time.
(photo credit: McKenzie Fine Art) New work by New York abstract painters Don Voisine and Mark Dagley.