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.
The Hunter College Art Galleries are pleased to present Notations: The Cage Effect Today, on view from February 17-April 21, 2012. As 2012 marks the centennial of John Cage’s birth, this exhibition commemorates the widespread effect of the artist’s six decades of assiduous, and relentless inventive creation on subsequent generations of artists
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.
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.
Gifting Abstraction establishes an intimate economy within Soho20Chelsea gallery in which abstract objects have not yet turned into objectified commodities. The gift economy paradigm recognizes that there is value outside market forces, and that the gift renders forces and riches of its own.
May 6 – May 31, 2011 The Salamatina Gallery in Americana Manhasset is pleased to announce the ﬁrst solo exhibition in the U.S., Closing the Gap, by acclaimed Dutch artist Jan Maarten Voskuil. The artist will show a selection of new works never seen before. In conjunction with Jan Maarten’s exhibition the Salamatina Gallery will present a collaborative symposium on Sunday, May 8, 2:30 – 4:30 pm including Matthew Deleget, Founder/Director, MINUS SPACE and Erik Saxon, [...]
Installation view March 25 – April 29, 2011 A 32-artist group survey of recent abstraction organized by Progress Report. Participating Artists: Amy Feldman, Benjamin King, Britton Tolliver, Cordy Ryman, Dennis Hollingsworth, Douglas Melini, EJ Hauser, Eric Freeman, Gary Petersen, Halsey Hathaway, Ian Pedigo, Inna Babaeva, Ivin Ballen, Jasmine Justice, JD Walsh, Jered Sprecher, Joshua Abelow, Joy Curtis, Keltie Ferris, Kris Chatterson, Lauren Luloff, Letha Wilson, Matthew Deleget, Omar Chacon, Osamu Kobayashi, Pamela Jorden, Patrick Brennan, [...]
Installation view February 14 – April 5, 2011 Artists include: Pam Aitken (au) Christoph Dahlhausen (de) Caroline de Lannoy (be/uk) Matthew Deleget (us) Daniel Göttin (ch) Billy Gruner (au) Brent Hallard (jp/us) Clemens Hollerer (a) Andrew Huston (us) Sarah Keighery (au) Roland Orépük (fr) Charles Payan (fr) Jacek Przybyszewski (pl/fr) Paul Raguenes (fr) Giles Ryder (au) Sato Satoru (jp/fr) Karen Schifano (us) Bogumila Stroja (pl/fr) Tilman (de) Richard van der Aa (nz/fr) Jan van der [...]
Werner Drewes, Praying Mantis, 1944 Etching January 22 – March 30, 2011 The American Abstract Artists, formed in 1936, were drawn to Mondrian’s ideal of the “splendor of dynamic structure.” Despite many changes since then, the AAA has continued strong for seventy-five years, a testament to their belief that the abstract impulse can encompass diverse approaches and identities, influenced by surrealism, expressionism, and landscape painting. The historical portion of this exhibition is culled from the [...]
December 3, 2010 – January 15, 2011 Informal Relations: Contemporary works on paper curator Scott Grow selected 32 artists from the United States, Germany, Spain and Japan to focus on the diversity of practices within painting and abstraction today. The exhibition’s title refers to kind the “informal relations” artists have with one another, their predecessors, with the modernist tradition, the future, and even with their own work. While works on paper may stand as finished [...]
Our fourth VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by artist and MINUS SPACE director Matthew Deleget.
Ever since I was a graduate student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the mid-1990s, I've been thinking about another art school on the other side of the East River: Hunter College. Since at least the 1950s, Hunter has been and continues to be one of the leading champions of color and abstraction, not to mention painting, among art schools in the United States. Hunter remains a beacon in today's post-everything art world.
Work by Daniel G. Hill November 2 – 27, 2010 The Painting Center is pleased to present From Paint to Print, a concise survey of work from the past fifteen years by Daniel G. Hill, a painter currently working in the realm of photography and digital media. Hill’s digital prints use photography, painting and printmaking to investigate surface and light and their role in the formation of images. The work is a meditation on the [...]
October 23 - December 4, 2010
MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the solo exhibition Robert Swain: Primary Research. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will focus on his life-long investigation into color sensation.
Conversations with Robert Swain Directed and edited by Peter Canale Stocan Films, 2010 A 5-part online film series covering the life and work of NYC artist Robert Swain. Interview by Matthew Deleget, artist and founder of MINUS SPACE. Produced to accompany the exhibition Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010 at Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York, NY, from October 7 – November 13, 2010. Part 1: New York & The [...]
David E. Peterson Asics Oniksuka Tiger Collection Spring 2010, 2010 Acrylic, mdf and UV resin 82 panels 11 x 5 x 3 inches each Overall installation 3 x 28 feet September 11 – October 30, 2010 Alejandra von Hartz Gallery is pleased to announce the two-person exhibition Color Climate: Matthew Deleget / David E. Peterson. The exhibition will feature new abstract painting installations by Atlanta artist David E. Peterson and Brooklyn artist Matthew Deleget. Color [...]
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.
Daniel Hill discusses his work with Melville House curator, Jim Osman and moderator, Matthew Deleget, co-founder of MINUS SPACE on the occasion of Hill’s exhibit, Print, at Melville House Gallery on June 9, 2010. Print is an exhibition of Daniel Hill’s recent digital prints that use photography, painting and printmaking to investigate surface and light and their role in the formation of images. The work is a meditation on the nature and meaning of the [...]
Works from the 25 – 25 IS (2010) on the floor at SNO (l to r, t to b) Tilman, Tallman, Heerkens, Hallard, Hsiao, Arts, Voskuil, Winkler, Andrews, Roux, Dahlhausen, Van Der Graaf, Deleget, Van Der Aa August 7-29, 2010 Solo Installations Guido Winkler & Iemke van Dijk 25 -25 IS Box The 25 – 25 IS box contains work of 25 artists at 25 x25 cm. The edition consists of 75 boxes. Available at [...]
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.
Paul Henry Ramirez, BLACKOUT (installation view), 2010 Mural, paintings, relief, furniture & lighting A Centennial Commission, Newark Museum, NJ Photograph by Raymond Adams Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Reception 6-7pm, Program 7-8pm Free, pre-registration required. Call 973.596.6550 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org Newark Museum Billy Johnson Auditorium 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 www.newarkmuseum.org directions Matthew Deleget will moderate a discussion with an international group of contemporary artists including Lenora de Barros, Paul Henry Ramirez and Don Voisine. The [...]
David Baskin, JAG, 2008 February 5 – April 17, 2010 An exhibition of new sculpture by artists David Baskin, Suzanne Broughel, Virginia Griswold, Kent Laforme, Sylvan Lionni, Jaye Moon and Claire Watson. Curated by David C. Terry and Matthew Deleget.
Berndt Friberg and Palshus Eleven mid-century unique stoneware vessel forms Dimensions variable January 7 – February 6, 2010 McKenzie Fine Art is pleased to commence the new year with a group show, Mostly Monochrome. The exhibition will examine different ways artists use monochrome in paintings and sculpture. The artists in the exhibition include Matthew Deleget, Berndt Friberg, Karen Gunderson, James Lecce, Daniel Levine, David Mann, Palshus, Ursula Morley Price, Bill Thompson, Li Trincere, Peter Weber, [...]
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.
Work by Jan van der Ploeg June 20 – August 1, 2009 Opening: June 20, 2009, 2pm Curated by Victoria Munro, participating artists include Andrew Barber, Julian Dashper, Matthew Deleget, Daniel Gottin, Kyle Jenkins, Lucy McMillan, Dane Mitcehll, Jan van der Ploeg & Tilman. ‘We Go Far….And Way Back.’, is a group painting show comprised of artists with shared work philosophies and exhibition histories. ‘We Go Far…., refers to not only the distances geographically between [...]
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.
Installation view Photo: Matthew Septimus Closes Monday, May 4, 2009 The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. We greatly thank curator Phong Bui and the remarkable staff at P.S.1, the participating artists and their galleries, and our generous donors, whose financial support made this exhibition possible. Exhibiting Artists Soledad Arias, Shinsuke Aso, Sharon Brant, Vicente Butron, Bibi Calderaro, Melanie [...]
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 [...]
Dear friends, It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Mateo Deleget-Martinez. He was born on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 12:22pm, at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. 7 pounds, 5 ounces, 20.5 inches long. Rossana and Mateo returned home again on Saturday, March 7, and everyone is happy and healthy. I can’t wait for you to meet him. Many, many thanks for all your well wishes! Matthew (Rossana & Mateo)
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.
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. [...]
Gerold Miller, Julian Daspher, Daniel Göttin (l to r) Tilman & Kyle Jenkins (l to r) Justin Andrews, Ian Anüll, Julian Daspher, Stephen Bram, Marco Fusinato, Victoria Munro, Matthew Deleget (l to r) January 17 – February 21, 2009 A ten year survey of PS in Amsterdam, founded by artist Jan van der Ploeg. The work shown in Groningen includes three new installations by Kyle Jenkins, Gerold Miller, and Daniel Göttin, as well as [...]
Installation views January 17 – February 28, 2009 Gallery Sonja Roesch presents Accrochage, a group exhibition with nine artists explorin different approaches to reductive art. The exhibitions features work by Soledad Arias, Matthew Deleget, Daniel Levine, Rossana Martinez, Ruth Pastine, Mario Reis, David Simpson, Hills Snyder, and Tilman Through using different materials and procedures, these nine artists demonstrate a variety of approaches towards reductive and concept based art. The pieces are either painted, constructed, or [...]
Lygia Clark, Dialogue Goggles, 1968 Dear MINUS SPACE friends, Thanks for your great feedback so far on our new site! It is really exciting to hear your response. We would like to highlight and encourage you to use the ShareThis and Comment links at the bottom of all our Log posts and other pages. The ShareThis link will enable you to share MINUS SPACE content on social media like Facebook and MySpace, on blogs using [...]
Dear MINUS SPACE friends, In January 2009, we launch our new and improved web site. Among many improvements, it is now easier than ever to search and share content posted on our site, as well as to stay connected with MINUS SPACE. Additionally, the new site is built using open source software, hosted by a carbon neutral company, and powered by sustainable wind energy. Please note: It will take us some time to [...]
Work by Olivier Mosset January 8 – January 30, 2008 Opening Reception: Thursday, January 8, 2009, 6-8:30pm A group exhibition featuring artists Sharon Brant, Matthew Deleget, Daniel Levine, Olivier Mosset, Erik Saxon & Li-Trincere.
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Gavin Turk, The Air of Change, 2008 Jar and air from 1968 October 18, 2008 — January 10, 2009 Participating artists: Larry Bell, Toby Christian, Cedric Christie, Susan Collis, Clem Crosby, Matthew Deleget, Sebastien Delire, Ceal Floyer, Sayshun Jay, Clay Ketter, Mary Lemley-Miller, Simon Liddiment, Werner Reiterer, Perry Roberts, Gerwald Rockenshaub, Rona Smith, John Tremblay & Gavin Turk; Sound performance by Andy Cox, Lance Martin & Dave Ros.
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.
Douglas Melini, Endlessly, 2008 Acrylic on canvas and wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches Reductive art is characterized by the use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic color, geometry, pattern, repetition, seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor. In an interview with P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, MINUS SPACE founders Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez talk about artists as historians and how the Internet has enabled the diffusion of Reductive art. Phong Bui: MINUS SPACE [...]
August 20 — September 13, 2008 Organized by CCNOA and curated by Tilman, the exhibition includes artists Justin Andrews (AUS), John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Helen Calder (NZ), Julian Dashper (NZ), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Billy Gruner (AUS), Andre Hemer (NZ), Clemens Hollerer (A), Andrew Huston (UK/USA), Simon Ingram (NZ), Kyle Jenkins (AUS), Klaas Kloosterboer (Nl), Pippa Makgill (NZ), Rossana Martinez (USA), Simon Morris [...]