David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, Wexner Center, Columbus, OH

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The Wexner Center for the Arts is pleased to present David Smith: Cubes and Anarchy, the first major thematic exhibition devoted to the work of the renowned 20th-century American sculptor. Organized by the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the exhibition brings together approximately 80 works from throughout Smith's career.

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Mac Wells, 1925-2009: A Memorial Exhibition, Art Sites, Riverhead, NY

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Painting by Mac Wells ART SITES is honored to present its fourth exhibit of the works of Mac Wells. This is a memorial exhibition in recognition of Mac Well’s lifetime devotion to art. This Orient resident was entranced by the light and ever changing sky above the Long Island Sound, visible from his studio window. But Mac’s art is abstract, not an illustration. His subtle shifts in tone lend a deep serenity to the works. A student of Buddhism, […]

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CLE OP: Cleveland Op Art Pioneers, Cleveland Museum of Art, OH

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Ernest Beckert, Untitled, 1967-68 Black paint with graphite 24 x 22 inches April 9, 2011 – February 26, 2012 An abbreviation for “Optical Art,” Op Art is an appropriately eye-popping style whose goals are to stimulate and, at times, even to confound vision. Op artists test the boundaries of visual perception, often by creating abstract compositions with bold colors that seem to vibrate and dynamic patterns that appear to pulsate. During Op’s heyday in the […]

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Jeffrey Cortland Jones: A Rush and a Push, Christopher West Presents, Indianapolis, IN

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Jeffrey Cortland Jones, Charlotte Sometimes, 2010 Enamel on acrylic panel, diptych 8 x 21 inches June 3-26, 2010 Christopher West Presents is pleased to announce a A Rush and a Push, an exhibition of new paintings by Cincinnati-based Jeffrey Cortland Jones. Jones, a native of East Tennessee, received his MFA in painting from the University of Cincinnati in 2000. He sees painting as a physical activity and a material process rather than as a language […]

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Op Out of Ohio: Anonima Group, Richard Anuszkiewicz, & Julian Stanczak in the 1960s, D. Wigmore Fine Art, New York, NY

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Julian Stanczak, Untitled #15, 1969 Acrylic on panel, 24 x 24 inches April 15 – July 9, 2010 D. Wigmore announces the exhibition with catalogue, Op Out of Ohio: Anonima Group, Richard Anuszkiewicz, and Julian Stanczak in the 1960s. The exhibition will feature over 30 paintings from 1959 to 1970 by Richard Anuszkiewicz (b.1930), Julian Stanczak (b.1928), and the three artists of the Anonima Group: Ernst Benkert (b.1928), Francis Hewitt (1936-1992), and Ed Mieczkowski (b.1929). […]

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Maya Lin: Recycled Landscapes, Salon 94, New York, NY

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Maya Lin, Trash Asteroid, 2009 Bottle caps, 26 x 26 x 26 inches September 24 – November 13, 2009 Salon 94 presents Maya Lin: Recycled Landscapes, an exhibition of small-scale sculpture made from discarded children’s toys and salvaged materials. This body of work continues Lin’s investigation into our connection to the environment, but here on a smaller, domestic scale. The exhibition is built around eight spherical objects that bring to mind a constellation of small […]

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Christian Wulffen : A PULSE Exhibition, Museum of Contemporary Art Cleveland, Ohio

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  Christian Wulffen, Billboard: Page 44/45 of Zum Beispiel oder Spielen exhibition, Stiftung für Konkrete Kunst, en gros und en detail, Wall Wulffen, Color photograph on vinyl Approximately 10 x 26 feet (3 x 8 meters) January 23 – May 10, 2009 Curated by Megan Lykins Reich, Assistant Curator “The work of Christian Wulffen proves to be a constant estimation of measurement: of his own action, of the possibilities of artistic utterance, of the chosen […]

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Anonima Group Archive

  The American artist collaborative, Anonima Group, was founded in Cleveland, Ohio in 1960 by Ernst Benkert, Francis Hewitt and Ed Mieczkowski. Propelled by their rejection of the cult of the individual ego and automatic style of the Abstract Expressionists, the artists worked collaboratively on grid-based, spatially fluctuating drawings and paintings that were precise investigations of the scientific phenomena and psychology of optical perception. The work was accompanied by writings: proposals, projects and manifestos – […]

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Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s, Columbus Museum of Art, Columbus, Ohio

  Alexander Liberman, Sun II, 1962 Acrylic on canvas, 79.25 inches diameter, private collection Feb. 16 — June 17, 2007 The first comprehensive survey of Op Art by an American museum in more than 25 years, the exhibition examines the development and lasting influence of the international movement exploring perceptual phenomena in painting, sculpture, and light installation. Combining color and abstract patterns, the works produce optical illusions of pulsating movement through precise, mathematically-based composition.  An […]

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