Sanford Wurmfeld retrospective exhibition Color Visions 1966-2013, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Sanford Wurmfeld, II-15 (R-G/=V), 1992, Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 180 inches

A retrospective exhibition of NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY).

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Byron Kim, James Cohan Gallery, New York, NY

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Byron Kim, Untitled (for J.B.), 2010 Acrylic on canvas 90 x 72 inches James Cohan Gallery is pleased to announce the solo exhibition of Brooklyn-based artist Byron Kim’s recent work—a series of large-scale paintings inspired by the sky at night in the city. The exhibition opens on Friday, November 4th and runs through Saturday, December 22nd. Byron Kim: Dark, a 56-page hard-cover catalog including 15 color plates of the new work along with essays by […]

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Becoming Modern in America: Life Magazine 1936-1972 & New Paintings by Loren Munk

Detail of Life Magazine, August 8, 1949

December 11, 2010 - January 29, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Becoming Modern in America. The twofold exhibition will feature more than 20 vintage issues of Life magazine spanning the years 1936-1972, as well as two recent paintings by Brooklyn, New York-based painter Loren Munk.

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In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1964 Oil and mixed media on canvas 69 1/8 x 66 inches Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. February 21, 2010 – January 9, 2011 The second in a series of Tower exhibitions focusing on contemporary art and its roots offers a rare look at the black-on-black paintings that Rothko made in 1964 in connection with his work on a chapel for the Menil Collection in Houston. A recording of Morton […]

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Adolph Gottlieb: A Retrospective, Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice, Italy

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Adolph Gottlieb, Burst 1973, 1973 Acrylic and enamel on canvas 213.4 x 152.4 cm Collection Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation, NY September 4, 2010 – January 9, 2011 From September 4 to January 9, 2011 the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents Adolph Gottlieb. A Retrospective, the first retrospective exhibition of this great American Abstract Expressionist painter to be shown in Italy. Like those previously dedicated to William Baziotes and Richard Pousette-Dart at the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, […]

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The Minimalist Medici: Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, 1923-2010, by Ruth Ann Fredenthal, ArtCritical.com, June 18, 2010

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Installation view of Salotto – Villa Panza Museum, Varese, Italy (l to r) Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Untitled 130, 1987-1988 Multilayered oil on Oyster linen, 60 x 60 inches Ruth Ann Fredenthal, Untitled 121, 1984-1985 Multilayered oil on Oyster linen, 66 x 60 inches The Panza Collection (Photo: David Sotnik) Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, 1923-2010 “Most people who have any interest in Post-War American art, whether Abstract Expressionism, Pop Art, Minimalism, Environmental Art, Conceptualism or Monochromism […]

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Tomislav Nikolic: Cardinal Mutable Fixed, Yuill/Crowley Gallery, Sydney, Australia

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Installation view March 6-31, 2010 Anyone familiar with astrology knows the twelve zodiac signs can be grouped according to four elements– fire, earth, air, and water—each of which affects the profile of the signs it governs. There is however a further way of organizing the twelve signs, grouping them into three quadruplicities according to their “quality:” cardinal (enterprising and commanding), mutable (subject to change), or fixed (stable). Tomislav Nikolic has referred to astrology in other […]

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David Novros, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view September 1-26, 2009 The Paula Cooper Gallery presents an exhibition of work by David Novros. Six paintings dating from 1965 to 1969 will be shown, some of which have not been seen in public for over forty years. An original member of Park Place, the historic New York artist collective, Novros is well known for his large, abstract paintings on irregularly shaped, multipaneled canvases. With their sensuous and reflective surfaces created with multiple […]

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Inside Abstraction, Galeria Janet Kurnatowski, Brooklyn, NY

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  Installation view June 5 – July 12, 2009 Janet Kurnatowski Gallery presents Inside Abstraction, an exhibition that brings together ten exciting artists for the first time: Srule Brachman, Brice Brown, David Cummings, Scooter Flaherty, Sam Fryer, Chris Martin, Gelah Penn, Michal Shapiro, Evelyn Twitchell and Kim Uchiyama. Curated by Vered Lieb; some of the visual artists showcased have shown extensively while others are new and emergent artists. All of the artists in this show […]

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Hans Hofmann: Circa 1950, Rose Art Museum, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

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  Photo by Kay Bell Reynal Several works by legendary American abstract expressionist painter Hans Hofmann (1880-1966), never shown in a U.S. museum before, will debut this winter at The Rose Art Museum. An extraordinary body of work created by Hans Hofmann for the architect Josep Sert’s 1950 city plan called the Chimbote Project is the genesis for this exhibition.  The nine painting studies Hofmann produced for a series of murals in this Peruvian city form […]

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Sydney Ball: In Light of Colour, Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney, Australia

  September 9-28, 2008 In 2007 Sydney Ball revisited the direct pictorial architecture of his Canto paintings to develop Structures 2, a series of radiant abstract colour works. The modernist architecture of Mies Van Der Rohe and Zaha Hadid – and their open-ended, problem-solving approach to refined ‘architectonic form’ – provided a framework that resonated with Ball’s artistic practice.  As a young man, Ball worked as an architectural draughtsman before moving to New York in […]

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Focus: Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY

  March 7, 2008 – ongoing This installation, drawn from the Museum’s collection of paintings by Ad Reinhardt and Mark Rothko, focuses specifically on the fertile years between the late 1940s and the early 1960s, during which each artist identified the style and format that would engage him for the rest of his career. Reinhardt’s and Rothko’s ideas about form and color challenged and reconsidered European artistic traditions and philosophies, giving rise to a unique […]

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Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY

  May 4 — September 21, 2008 In Action/Abstraction: Pollock, de Kooning, and American Art, 1940-1976, the first major U.S. exhibition in 20 years to rethink Abstract Expressionism and the movements that followed, over fifty key works by 32 artists – among them Jackson Pollock, Willem de Kooning, Helen Frankenthaler, Mark Rothko – will be viewed from the perspectives of influential, rival art critics Clement Greenberg and Harold Rosenberg, the artists, and popular culture.

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The Complexity of the Simple, L&M Arts, New York, NY

  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 […]

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Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975, Denver Art Museum, Denver, Colorado

Morris Louis, Floral V, 1959-60  November 9, 2007 — February 3, 2008 Color field paintings are expansive canvases washed with flat areas of solid color. Color as Field is the first exhibition to bring together the works of major color field painters. The show features about 40 color field paintings and explores their sources, meaning, and impact. The exhibition includes paintings by color field artists such as Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, […]

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Joseph Marioni at Peter Blum Gallery, by Michael Brennan

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 […]

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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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Tony Smith at Matthew Marks Gallery, Anish Kapoor at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, by Michael Brennan

If only everything were so black and white. The Tony Smith show at Matthew Marks was essentially all black, while the Anish Kapoor show next door at Barbara Gladstone, which was entitled “Whiteout”, was whiter than a teenage divas’ wedding cake. Both shows included heavyweight works by two sculptors mainly preoccupied with the matrimony of the material to the immaterial. Although the artists are generations apart (Smith died in 1980 at age 68 and Kapoor […]

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Hartmut Böhm interview with Matthew Deleget

Hartmut Bohm interview with Matthew Deleget, MINUS SPACE

Hartmut Böhm, Quadratrelief 32, 1968 Plexiglas, 127 x 127 x 5.5 cm Peter C. Ruppert Collection Museum im Kultur-speicher, Würzburg, Germany The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in February 2004 in conjunction with Hartmut Böhm’s spotlight exhibition. Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview – your first published in English – with a brief discussion of the art climate in Germany directly following World War II. You were born in Kassel, […]

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