Tarn McLean’s research involves the investigation, application and transference of formal elements associated with paintings modernist discourse to locate contemporary painting practice as a non-static undertaking. The canvas retains an interior focus of inquiry while becoming a working space from which conceptual intentions are expanded into architectectonic debates. Through the curated installation McLean combines three generations of seminal artists’ work within the field, including Olivier Mosset, Peter Holm and Kyle Jenkins.
September 6 - October 26, 2013
MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the survey exhibition Julian Pretto Gallery. Organized in collaboration with artist John Zinsser, this is the first exhibition to examine the history and legacy of gallerist Julian Pretto (1945-1995) and his fabled downtown New York galleries, active during the mid-1970s through the mid-1990s.
September 7 - October 27, 2012
MINUS SPACE is pleased to announce the exhibition Mark Dagley: Structural Solutions, the artist’s first solo exhibition of new paintings in New York City in 15 years. The exhibition will feature three oversized paintings – the artist’s largest works created to-date – which will be exhibited on flat aluminum blocks on the floor and leaned against the gallery walls.
“Souterrain” will consist of new objects built in response to the gallery space, a wall painting, and recent photographs from 5 different series. Lotte Lyon’s sculptures employ a pragmatism in the materials used, in the methods of assembly, and in the delivery of associative ideas.
Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3, 1980 Household paint on canvas 51 x 64 inches January 14 – March 10, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last […]
The exhibition showcases works representing varying conceptual trends from the 1960s up to the 1990s alongside pictorial and media statements by more recent exponents.
Mary Heilmann, Primalon Ballroom, 2002 October 8, 2011 – January 3, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last 50 years. It goes on to demonstrate the way in […]
Installation view. Works by Joseph Kosuth, Guillaume Leblon, and François Morellet. March 17 – July 9, 2011 The title of this project ‘STRATES ET ARTS, autour de Francois Morellet’ refers to a palindrome created by Francois Morellet in 1999. It takes place at the gallery simultaneously to the current retrospective exhibition, ‘Francois Morellet, Réinstallations’ (March 2 – July 4), to be held at the Centre Pompidou in Paris. The Galerie Hervé Bize, which has a […]
Left to Right: Erik Saxon, Phil Sims, Merrill Wagner, Dale Henry, Doug Sanderson, Susanna Tanger, Anders Knutsson, Marcia Hafif, Jerry Zeniuk, Frederic Matys Thursz Not Pictured: Joseph Marioni, Olivier Mosset Location: Julian Pretto’s loft, Tribeca, NYC, circa 1980
May 7 - June 11, 2011
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Erik Saxon: Select Works, 1973-2011. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature key works from seminal points in the artist’s oeuvre spanning the past forty years, including several never-before-seen grid, shaped, multi-panel, and monochrome paintings.
March 26 - April 30, 2011
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Li Trincere: Elements. This is the Manhattan-based painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The exhibition will feature a pair of new shaped paintings and a suite of new large pastel drawings on paper.
Olivier Mosset, EN (for enough), 1988 Acrylic on canvas 84 x 187 inches February 10 – March 19, 2011 Leo Koenig Inc. is delighted to present a solo exhibition of new paintings by Olivier Mosset in collaboration with his simultaneous exhibition at Mary Boone Gallery. As an artist whose career has spanned four decades, Olivier Mosset first attracted international attention in the 1960’s when he started defining his paintings as simply art objects. He was […]
Installation view. January 15 – March 5, 2011 The Christopher Grimes Gallery is pleased to present an exhibition of paintings by Olivier Mosset, featuring motorcycles painted and customized by Vincent Szarek and Jeffrey Schad. For the past 40 years, Mosset has challenged the historical notion of painting as an art object beginning with his involvement in B.M.P.T. (a Paris-based group of painters active during the mid-1960s consisting of Daniel Buren, Mosset, Michel Parmentier, and Niele […]
John Zinsser, Geometry and Ego, 2007 Enamel and oil on canvas 30 x 28 inches December 18, 2010 – February 12, 2011 Get Me to the Church on Time It was a simple enough assignment, drive the painter Marcia Hafif to her opening at Larry Becker Contemporary Art in Philadelphia. What I couldn’t have predicted was that a massive wreck on I-95 would shut down the highway completely. The trip became a seven-and-a-half hour odyssey, […]
Click to purchase from Golden Age The Suburban, Michelle Grabner and Brad Killam’s Oak Park based art space celebrates it’s 10th anniversary with an encyclopedic compendium of it’s long history. Introductory essays by Forrest Nash and Michael Newman & design by Jason Pickleman. Artists: Kevin Appel, Vasco Araujo, David Hullfish Bailey, Mike Banicki, BANK, Stephen Berens, Cindy Bernard, Walead Beshty, Dike Blair, Gregg Bordowitz, Keil Borrman, Andrea Bowers, Yvette Brackman, Troy Brauntuch, Ralf Brög, Alex […]
Installation view August 28 – October 9, 2010 Participating Artists: Jean-Michel Alberola, Francisco da Mata, Beni Bischof, Philippe Decrauzat, Andreas Golinksi, Mathieu Mercier, Gerold Miller, Olivier Mosset, Valentina Pini, Christian Robert-Tissot, Katja Strunz, Malgorzata Szymankiewicz, Luca Vitone, Carrie Yamaoka, Heimo Zobernig
Work by Jesus Rafael Soto May 8 – June 19, 2010 Participating Artists: Mario Ballocco, Julije Knifer, Marco Maggi, Francois Morellet, Olivier Mosset, Jesus Rafael Soto After World War II, many artists turned to geometric abstraction as a springboard for experimentation, leaving behind figurative art. Some said that was the death of painting. I prefer thinking of it as a new start. I was first introduced to geometric abstract art when instructed by Serge Lemoine at lʼEcole du […]
Poul Gernes, Zielscheibenbild / Target B, 1966-68 Opening: March 25, 2010 Curated by Renate Wiehager, “Pictures about Pictures. Discourses in Painting” – is the Daimler Art Collection’s exhibition title for the Museum Moderner Kunst in Vienna. About 130 works ranging from Classical Modernism and the post-war avant-garde via European Zero and Minimalism to international contemporary art are being presented. The exhibition is structured into thematic fields, each of which presents discursive references to historical and current […]
Daniel Göttin, Transformer 2, 2008 After 2step, minimalpop, Painted Objects, Double Exposure, A Bit O’ White, My Eyes Keep Me In Trouble, Yo, Mo’ Modernism, With Your Eyes Only, COMPOSITE VISIONS is the ninth touring group exhibition organized by CCNOA, Brussels, Belgium. Since its last theoretical stance as a sublime yet powerful art form, creating a new -ism and ironically also stating the end not only of painting but possibly also of visual art in […]
Open House: August 7-9, 2009 Fall 2009 – Spring 2010 The Great Poor Farm Experiment is a series of works (performance, installation, sculpture, painting) installed and presented in and around the Poor Farm during the renovation of the main exhibition building. A three day open-house will inaugurate these projects during the weekend of August 7 – 9, 2009. Additional projects will be presented throughout 2009 and 2010. Participating Artists: David Robbins (Milwaukee) Shane Aslan Selzer […]
Daniel Levine, Untitled #2, 2001 Oil on cotton, 16 x 15 3/4 inches June 16 – August 28, 2009 “Blue, here is a shell for you…Inside you’ll hear a sigh.” –Joni Mitchell, 1971 James Graham & Sons presents Blue, a group painting exhibition curated by John Zinsser. The exhibition will include the work of: Richmond Burton, Rudolf de Crignis, Joe Fyfe, Wayne Gonzales, James Hyde, Daniel Levine, Nancy Lorenz, Olivier Mosset, James Nares, R.H. Quaytman, Kate Shepherd, Amy […]
Opens May 3, 2009
Installation view March 7 – March 28, 2009 “I believe the work that is considered to be mine is someone else’s…anybody’s… the whole world. My work is a cultural event, an inevitable event. If all artists were to disappear, art would be produced by others with a different understanding, different means and different materials. As an individual, an artist simply fills a void. He is the means to an end, so that this arrangement, this accumulation of events […]
Installation view All works: polyurethane sprayed on canvas 120 x 120 inches each, 2008 January 15 – March 7, 2009
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.
Installation view: John Armleder, Baptisia leucantha and Flush (2008) June 12 — August 15, 2008 Nicole Klagsbrun Gallery presents a focused show that includes three distinctly related artists, John Armleder, Olivier Mosset, and Haim Steinbach. By employing an aesthetic scheme of trilogies, the exhibition permits three single works of art to create an immediate, reactive dialogue among the artists’ concerns. For the inaugural show, Armleder, Mosset and Steinbach’s reductive manipulation of space and […]
Olivier Mosset, Untitled, 1970 Acrylic on canvas, 100 x 100 cm May 9 — August 3, 2008 The Contemporary presents an ambitious exhibition with John Armleder and Olivier Mosset, two of the most influential artists working today, and whose work remains under-recognized in the United States. This widely anticipated exhibition—the inaugural show of the Contemporary’s new curatorial team—introduces the museum’s newest program of exhibitions, publications and events. Signaling its commitment to artist-centered exhibitions, […]
Abstract artist and musician Mark Dagley has been working in New York and Europe for over twenty-five years. Drawing from various postwar art movements and developments: Op Art, Washington Color School, Monochrome Painting, as well as European modes of art making, such as Support/Surface and Radical Painting, Mark has created a diffuse, yet particularly American body of work. Last spring Mark retrieved a group of paintings he had in storage at his parents’ home in […]
Installation view of main gallery Perry Roberts & Emmanuelle Villard Tilman & Clemens Hollerer Ward Denis June 18 — September 23, 2007 Curated by Petra Bungert, Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art (CCNOA), Pas de soucis …, French for ‘no worries, mate’, conveys the laissez-faire attitude conditional to the noonday heat of southern France. Such an environment may seem antithetical to the rigorous and disciplined art practice, yet one need only think of Paul Cézanne’s […]
Edited by John Armleder, Amy Granat, and Mai-Thu Perret, Black Noise is a series of 32 artist books in the comic book format conceived in tribute to Steven Parrino. Contributors: RICH ALDRICH / JOHN ARMLEDER / FIA BACKSTRÖM / SOPHIE BERNHARD / PETER COFFIN / PHILIPPE DECRAUZAT / VIDYA GASTALDON & FABRICE STROUN / GABRIELLE GIATTINO & SARAH TURNER / JANINE GORDON / KIM GORDON / AMY GRANAT / DREW HEITZLER & […]
March 24 — May 28, 2007
March 1—31, 2007 An exhibition of new paintings by Olivier Mosset shown alongside several custom-designed motorcycles by legendary master mechanic Indian Larry (1949-2004), as well as one motorcycle from Paul Cox and Keino of Indian Larry Legacy. Indian Larry’s web site.
View of Gowanus Canal from MINUS SPACE project space Michael Zahn: I’m looking at your new Knife Paintings, and they’re quite unlike anything you’ve done previously. The intersecting black diagonals are visually pretty swift. The drawing has a striking, highly stylized movement to it, and this palette has a gruff quality that feels like a quick crack in the chops. These two yellow and orange color planes are fairly terse and down to […]