Touch, ParisCONCRET, Paris, France

Installation view thru October 23, 2010 “I’ve chosen artists’ work that I feel share something of a fetish with/in the production/object, particularly based on an aesthetic predisposition that can run formally, culturally, adding the social/personal. How I personally interpret this is with a Tokyo sensibility, how Japanese respond to objects and their placement, their positioned sense of worth, a cuteness, an austere vs. touch. The exhibition consists of individual pieces, multiples, or artists books, which may sit on the […]

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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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TRANS: form | color, Meridian Gallery, San Francisco, CA

Work by Brent Hallard November 12 – December 19, 2009 An international, visual conversation between abstract painters; a traveling, transformable series of shows. Exhibiting artists – Kasarian Dane, Stephan Fritsch, Brent Hallard, Leonhard Hurzlmeier, Robin McDonnell, Mel Prest, Richard Schur, Nancy White, John Zurier Meridian Gallery is pleased to present TRANS: form | color the San Francisco manifestation of a series of international traveling shows by nine artists from Japan, Germany and the United States […]

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Character, Letter, and the Misbehave: Interview with Mel Prest, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, August 27, 2009

Brent: You have a penchant for travel, often for the more exotic places on this globe. You return home, go to the studio, and take out your notes… what are these notes? Mel: I like to be completely immersed while I’m traveling—so this means not putting a frame/ lens/ color on paper between the experience and myself. Sometimes I take little snapshots with my phone, or quickly record video of small moments with my cheap […]

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Mel Prest: Sky Black Ray, Gregory Lind Gallery, San Francisco, CA

  Mel Prest, Uyo, 2008 Gouache on Fabriano paper, 18 x 18 inches March 25 – May 2, 2009 Gregory Lind Gallery presents “Sky Black Ray,” a collection of new works by San Francisco-based artist, Mel Prest. The exhibit reestablishes Prest’s interest in the creation of structure-spaces, manufactured by the charting and projection of language, light, and sound. “Sky Black Ray” refers to a series of concepts that Prest explores in her new body of […]

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TRANSformal, Pharmaka, Los Angeles, CA

  Works by Leo Hurzlmeir, Richard Schur & Brent Hallard (l to r) March 12 – May 2, 2009 Exhibiting artists: Kasarian Dane, Stephan Fritsch, Brent Hallard, Leo Hurzlmeir, Robin McDonnell, Mel Prest, Richard Schur, Nancy White, John Zurier 
 Pharmaka is pleased to present “TRANS:formal” the Los Angeles manifestation in a series of traveling shows by nine artists from Germany, Japan and the United States who are all engaged in a dialogue about Abstraction […]

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Touch, Bus Dori Project, Tokyo, Japan

  April 23 — May 12, 2008 Includes artists Tom Benson, Lynne Harlow, Linn Meyers, Philomene Pirecki, Devin Powers, Mel Prest, Karen Schifano, Nancy White & Brent Hallard.

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