Robert Swain: Primary Research

Detail of paint samples from the artist’s color library, arranged by hue, value, and saturation

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.

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Daniel G. Hill: Print, Melville House Bookstore, Brooklyn, NY

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May 6 – June 25, 2010 Curated by Jim Osman, Print is an exhibition of 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 digital print in the context of the perplexing network of abstraction, illusion and representation. Daniel Hill has been exhibiting in New York City for over […]

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Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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Anne Truitt in her Twining Court studio, Washington, DC, 1962 Photo by John Gossage October 8, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the first retrospective of the work of Anne Truitt (1921–2004), a pioneering figure in the development of American abstract art. “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection,” on view Oct. 8–Jan. 3, 2010, is organized by Hirshhorn associate curator Kristen Hileman. The exhibition features more than 35 two-dimensional […]

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces Research on Artist Unemployment Rates

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  Ilya Bolotowsky, WPA Mural Williamsburg Housing Project, 1936 Liquitex on canvas, 82 x 204 inches Washington, D.C. — Unemployment rates are up among working artists and the artist workforce has contracted, according to new research from the National Endowment for the Arts. Artists in a Year of Recession: Impact on Jobs in 2008 examines how the economic slowdown has affected the nation’s working artists. The study looks at artist employment patterns during two spikes […]

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NEA is in! Republicans are out!

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  Oklahoma Senator Tom Coburn needs more blood in his brain so he’ll start thinking more clearly about the arts A Letter from Americans for the Arts (February 13, 2009) Just moments ago, the U.S. House of Representatives approved their final version of the Economic Recovery bill by a vote of 246-183. We can now confirm that the package DOES include $50 million in direct support for arts jobs through National Endowment for the Arts […]

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Linda Francis: Interference

Installation view of Linda Francis: Interference, MINUS SPACE project space, Brooklyn, NY, 2009

February 2009

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.

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Economic Recovery Package: Write Your Members of Congress

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  Barack Obama’s Inauguration A Letter from Americans for the Arts On January 28, 2009, the U.S. House of Representatives passed their version of the Economic Recovery Package by a vote of 244 to 188 which successfully included $50 million in supplemental grants funding for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)! This provision was threatened throughout the House process by opponents of the NEA who questioned its effectiveness in providing economic stimulus. Today, the […]

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National Endowment for the Arts Issues Research Note on Women Artists: 1990 to 2005

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  The artists of A.I.R. Gallery, NYC, early 1970s Among the key findings: * Female artists earn less than male artists. * Women make up just under half of all artists nationwide (46 percent), yet they are underrepresented in many artist professions. * Women have achieved a greater presence in some artist occupations. * Women artists are as likely to be married as female workers in general, but they are less likely to have children. […]

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National Endowment for the Arts Announces New Artists in the Workforce Study

  Study provides the first look at 21st century labor trends among working artists. The National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) announces the release of Artists in the Workforce: 1990-2005, the first nationwide look at artists’ demographic and employment patterns in the 21st century. Artists in the Workforce analyzes working artist trends, gathering new statistics from the U.S. Census Bureau to provide a comprehensive overview of this workforce segment, its maturation over the past 30 […]

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