Mark Dagley in Out of Step, Harold B. Lemmerman Gallery, New Jersey City University, Jersey City, NJ

Mark Dagley, #11, 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 63 x 44 inches

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?

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Mark Dagley in Material Tak, Panepinto Galleries, Jersey City, NJ

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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.

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Joan Grubin: Propositions in Paper, Tomasulo Art Gallery, Union County College, Cranford, NJ

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Joan Grubin, Equinox, 2010 Acrylic on paper 27 x 30 inches March 11 – April 16, 2011 Solo exhibition in which the artist will animate the gallery space with an installation that draws on her signature use of fluorescent paint to create work in paper that is mysterious, playful, and optically disorienting.

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Tony Smith: Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX


Tony Smith, Untitled, 1954 Charcoal on paper Courtesy of the Tony Smith Estate, New York Photograph by Cathy Carver December 17, 2010 – April 3, 2011 “Tony Smith: Drawings” is a selection of rarely exhibited and early drawings by American artist Tony Smith (1912-1980). The work, executed within a limited time-period in the 1950’s, precedes Smith’s emergence as one of the most important sculptors of the mid-twentieth-century, following his career as an architectural designer. Some […]

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Nancy Holt: Sightlines, Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY


Nancy Holt, Sun Tunnels, 1976 September 22 – December 11, 2010 The Miriam and Ira D. Wallach Art Gallery opens its exhibition season with Nancy Holt: Sightlines, a thematic exhibition offering an in-depth look at the early projects of this important American artist whose pioneering work falls at the intersection of art, architecture and time-based media. Since the late 1960s, Nancy Holt has created a far-reaching body of work, including Land Art, films, videos, site-specific […]

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Modern Art, Sacred Space: Motherwell, Ferber and Gottlieb, The Jewish Museum, New York, NY


Robert Motherwell, The Wall of the Temple, 1952 Oil on Masonite, 96.5 x 192.5 inches Congregation B’nai Israel, Millburn, New Jersey March 14 – August 1, 2010 After World War II, American Jewish populations began a mass movement from city to suburb. Without the close-knit neighborhoods of the city, the synagogue became a center not only for worship, but for education and socialization as well. Architect Percival Goodman envisioned this space as entirely modern—not based on […]

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Panel Discussion: Abstract Art, A Living Legacy, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ


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: Newark Museum Billy Johnson Auditorium 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 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 […]

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Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction: An International Symposium, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ


John Ferren, Paris Abstract, ca. 1935 Oil on canvas, 25 ½ x 31 ¾ inches Collection Newark Museum, NJ Presented by the Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Saturday, April 10, 2010, 10am – 5pm Billy Johnson Auditorium, Newark Museum The Newark Museum and the Colección Patricia Phelps de Cisneros present Dialogues in South and North American Abstraction, an important international symposium that explores the conceptual and aesthetic parallels that linked artists […]

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Thorton Willis: American Abstraction, Rider University Art Gallery, Lawrenceville, NJ


Thorton Willis, Triple Play, 2008 Oil on canvas, 30 x 30 inches March 9 – April 18, 2010 Thornton Willis is a painter whose masterful painterly abstractions explore space using geometric themes and variations. The veteran of many solo exhibitions, Willis is well-known on the New York scene, where he was included in the influential “80s” show curated by Barbara Rose, and where he is currently represented by the Elizabeth Harris Gallery in Chelsea. The […]

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Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ


February 17 – May 23, 2010 The first exhibition to bring together South American and US geometric abstraction, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s features more than 90 works by 70 artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Constructive Spirit examines the connections, both conceptual and personal, among abstract artists, suggesting parallels that cut across time, national borders, and a range of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, […]

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Louis Cameron: Recent Videos, Jersey City Museum, Jersey City, NJ


  Louis Cameron, Sprite, 2008 January 7 – April 26, 2009 Using color as a primary signifier, or carrier of meaning, Louis Cameron has created numerous bodies of work that use the minimalist aesthetic to pointed ends of political, social, and economic concern. Working with the colors of commercial objects and corporate logos, the artist reduces all other information, including scale, text and form, to non-existence. Using both object and logo as aesthetic entities, he […]

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Material Color, Hunterdon Museum of Art, Clinton, New Jersey

  Joanne Mattera, Vicolo 35, 2008 Carved encaustic on panel, 18 x 18 inches October 5, 2008— January 31, 2009 The exhibition, curated by Mary Birmingham, includes Cecilia Biagini, Alana Bograd, Ivana Brenner, Omar Chacon, Carlos Estrada-Vega, Peter Fox, Vincent Hamel, Gregg Hill, Wil Jansen, Vadim Katznelson, Lori Kirkbridge, Kathleen Kucka, James Lecce, Markus Linnenbrink, Joanne Mattera, Carolanna Parlato, Paul Russo, Robert Sagerman, Louise P. Sloane, Leslie Wayne.

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Nora Griffin: Girl and a Gun, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ

  September 7 — October 2, 2008 Abaton Garage presents Girl and a Gun, an exhibition of recent constructions, paintings and works on paper by New York artist Nora Griffin. This is the artist’s first commercial solo exhibition. Nora Griffin draws on an array of diverse sources, including film theory, constructivist art, the late works of Philip Guston and the unruly colored frame paintings of Howard Hodgkin. Working with a variety of mediums, she creates […]

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Mark Dagley: Shaped Canvas, Selections from 1987

Installation view

April 2008

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.

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Gelah Penn: The Narrow Margin, The Westby Gallery, Rowan University, Glassboro, NJ

    Gelah Penn, The Narrow Margin, 2007 Installation, studio view (detail), mixed mediums, dimensions variable  January 15 — February 22, 2008 The Rowan University Gallery presents The Narrow Margin, a site-specific installation by Gelah Penn. Penn continues to explore the linear language of drawing in three-dimensional space. As curator Elizabeth M. Grady has noted, “Gelah Penn’s shimmering installations of knotted monofilament are the very essence of drawing, loosened from its dependence on the wall.” […]

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Every Room (for 16 saxophones) by The Nebrellim Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra, Abaton Book Company, Jersey City, NJ

  Abaton Book Company releases it newest limited edition, a 7-inch lathe cut recording entitled Every Room (for 16 saxophones) by Ben Miller’s Nebrellim Sensorium Saxophone Orchestra.  Produced in a limited edition of 30 copies, each sleeve features two graphic images, (cover sleeve and insert) by MINUS SPACE artist Don Voisine.

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Mark Dagley solo exhibition Works on Paper & Recent Editions, Abaton Garage, Jersey City, NJ

  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.

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