Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds 1960s

Installation view of Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds 1960s, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2014

September 12 - October 25, 2014

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the exhibition Ward Jackson: Black & White Diamonds 1960s. This is the late New York painter’s first exhibition with the gallery and the first to focus exclusively on his black and white paintings and drawings from the 1960s.

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Ward Jackson 1928-2004: A Survey of Five Decades, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

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Ward Jackson was born and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia. He studied painting at the Richmond Polytechnic Institute of the College of William and Mary, now Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master's Degree there in 1952. While still in school Jackson began the correspondence with Guggenheim curator Hilla Rebay that would eventually lead to his long tenure with that institution.

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30: A Brooklyn Salon: Celebrating 30 Years of Contemporary Art, BRIC Arts, Brooklyn, NY

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30: A Brooklyn Salon has been organized to celebrate BRIC Rotunda Gallery’s status as Brooklyn’s oldest continuously operating contemporary art space and to offer a look back at the wealth of artists who shaped the character of our exhibition program over three decades. With work by some 50 Brooklyn-affiliated artists, the exhibition presents a diverse segment of the nearly 1,500 artists who have exhibited at the Gallery and contributed to BRIC’s history.

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Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure

Installation view of Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure, MINUS SPACE, 2011

February 5 - March 12, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure. This is the Australian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States and it will feature a new site-specific painting installation.

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Recently in The Brooklyn Rail

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Phong Bui, Portrait of Thomas Nozkowski, 2010 Pencil on paper In Conversation: Thomas Nozkowski with John Yau Art Books in Review: “Breaking Through: Richard Bellamy and the Green Gallery, 1960 – 1965 / Twenty-Three Interviews”, Author: Erik La Prade, Midmarch Arts Press, 2010, by Greg Lindquist Brooklyn Dispatches: Funkster Formalism, Crap Constructivism, by James Kalm Kim Uchiyama: Archaeo, by Stephanie Buhmann Yves Klein: With the Void, Full Powers, by Greg Lindquist

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Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM

Installation view of Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2010

September 18 – October 16, 2010

MINUS SPACE is very excited to announce the solo exhibition Jan van der Ploeg: BIG CALM. This is the Amsterdam-based artist’s second exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a site-specific painting installation.

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Source, The Halls at Bowling Green/CUNY, New York, NY

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Mark Dagley, Coded Grid (above) Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 13 inches Mark Dagley, Deathtrip (below) Charcoal on paper, 48 x 36 inches April 22 – May 28, 2010 Curated by Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger Participating Artists: Glen Cunningham, Mark Dagley, Laura Fayer, Molly Herman, Lori Kirkbride, Ben LaRocco, Rachael Wren City College’s Center for Worker Education will host the third in its “Halls at Bowling Green” series of shows starting on April 22nd, according […]

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Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs

Daniel Göttin: Network 45 with Signs installation view

February 6 - March 13, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce a new immersive installation by Basel, Switzerland-based artist Daniel Göttin entitled Network 45 with Signs. For the past 20 years, Göttin has focused on making temporary, site-specific interventions that examine the subjective nature of perception. His installations, always consisting of common industrial materials, such as tape, carpet, and paint, playfully respond to the specific characteristics of an architectural site and activate the viewer's relationship to it.

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FINAL WEEKEND: MINUS SPACE at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center/MoMA

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  Installation view Photo: Matthew Septimus Closes Monday, May 4, 2009 The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. We greatly thank curator Phong Bui and the remarkable staff at P.S.1, the participating artists and their galleries, and our generous donors, whose financial support made this exhibition possible. Exhibiting Artists Soledad Arias, Shinsuke Aso, Sharon Brant, Vicente Butron, Bibi Calderaro, Melanie […]

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Minus Space at P.S.1 Extended

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  Installation in cafe space Exhibition in cafe space continues until May 2009. (Boiler Room exhibition closed on January 26, 2009.)     MINUS SPACE Curated by Phong Bui P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate Long Island City, NY   The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE’s 5th anniversary. […]

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Recent Brooklyn Rail Posts

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  Ad Reinhardt, Drawing, 1946 December 2008 / January 2009 Reply to Irving Sandler, by Michael Corris Katia Santibañez: New Work, by Phong Bui Ad Reinhardt’s Emblematic Drawings In Their Moment, by Joseph Masheck Tibor Freund: Motion in Paintings, by Craig Olson   Mary Heilmann: To Be Someone, by Anne Byrd Ronald Bladen: Sculpture of the 1960s and 70s, by Ben La Rocco   November 2008 Re: Michael Corris In Conversation with Joan Waltemath on […]

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Top Ten 2008, by Jerry Saltz, Artnet Magazine & New York Magazine

      We are delighted that our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / MoMA was cited by critic Jerry Saltz as one of the best group shows of the year in NYC.  We greatly thank curator Phong Bui and the remarkable staff at P.S.1 for the opportunity, as well as the participating artists, their galleries, and our generous donors, whose financial support made this exhibition possible.  Thank you. Top Ten 2008, by Jerry Saltz, […]

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Minus Space, Curated by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center / A Museum of Modern Art Affiliate, Long Island City, NY

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October 19, 2008 - May 4, 2009

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce our exhibition at P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, an affiliate of The Museum of Modern Art in New York. P.S.1 is one of the oldest and largest non-profit arts centers in the United States solely devoted to contemporary art. The exhibition is curated by artist, Brooklyn Rail publisher, and P.S.1. Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, and includes the work of 54 artists from 14 countries. The exhibition marks MINUS SPACE's 5th anniversary.

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MINUS SPACE: The Art of Reduction, by Phong Bui, P.S.1 Newspaper, Fall/Winter 2008

    Douglas Melini, Endlessly, 2008 Acrylic on canvas and wood, 23.5 x 19.5 inches   Reductive art is characterized by the use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic color, geometry, pattern, repetition, seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor.  In an interview with P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Phong Bui, MINUS SPACE founders Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez talk about artists as historians and how the Internet has enabled the diffusion of Reductive art.   Phong Bui: MINUS SPACE […]

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Recent Brooklyn Rail Posts

  July 2008 Meeting Imi and Blinky at Dia: Beacon, by Sharon Butler  Philip Guston Works on Paper, by John Yau   June 2008  David Novros with Phong Bui, by Phong Bui  Wynn Kramarsky with William Corbett, by William Corbett  Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008), by Dorothea Rockburne & Nan Rosenthal  Mel Bochner, by David Markus  Milton Resnick: A Question of Seeing, by Thomas Micchelli  Weltanschauung and Abstract Painting, by Robert C. Morgan  Rebecca Horn: […]

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Chris Martin, with Craig Olsen, The Brooklyn Rail, February 2008

    Portrait of the artist by Phong Bui In the midst of preparations for his current exhibition at Mitchell-Innes & Nash Gallery in Chelsea ( January 26th–March 1, 2008), Chris Martin welcomed painter and Rail contributing writer Craig Olson to his Williamsburg studio to discuss his life and work.

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Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

  Installation view of works by Don Voisine June 24 — September 24, 2007 P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center presents the first of an ongoing series, Orpheus Selection, inspired by the museum’s unique basement boiler room and the classical myth of Orpheus, the bard who attempted, unsuccessfully, to rescue his bride Eurydice from the underworld. Like the poet’s descent into hell, Orpheus Selection: In Search of Darkness is an exploration into the unearthly and unknown, where […]

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