Vicente Butron, Factory 49, Sydney, Australia


Works by Vicente Butron September 23 – October 2, 2010 Vicente Butron artist born in Manila, the Philippines in 1959 migrated to Australia during political upheavals in 1973 attended Sydney College of the Arts from 1981 to 1984 exhibited locally and internationally since the mid-1980s not too many solo exhibitions not too many collections lives in Sydney works whenever he can exhibits when he wants His interest in conceptual art and exhibition practice is evident […]

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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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Melanie Crader: The Eula Project, O’Kane Gallery, University of Houston, Houston, TX


Melanie Crader, It all started when I tried to paint a portrait (purse), 2010 From the series The Eula Project Acrylic and silver leaf on panel 10 x 8 inches September 2 – October 7, 2010 The O’Kane Gallery on the campus of UH-Downtown begins the fall season with Houston artist Melanie Crader’s solo exhibition, The Eula Project. Crader’s installation physically transforms the gallery into a facsimile of a domestic residence that begins the intersection […]

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Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life

Texts by various artists, Julian Dashper: It Is Life, MINUS SPACE, August-September 2010

August 7 - September 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the memorial exhibition Julian Dashper (1960-2009): It Is Life. The exhibition marks the one-year anniversary of the New Zealand artist's death and it will feature a single work by Julian entitled Future Call, as well as written tributes to him by more than 70 artists internationally.

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M5, Curated by Jeff Jahn, Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, Portland, OR

Installation view of M5, Philip Feldman Gallery + Project Space, Pacific Northwest College of Art, 2010 (wall: Francis Celentano, floor: Mel Katz)

August 1-22, 2010

M5 explores the intersections and mutual interests of five artists who have exhibited at Brooklyn’s MINUS SPACE: Don Voisine, Patricia Zarate, Steve Karlik, Nancy White and Rossana Martinez, combined with two of the Northwest’s most historically relevant abstract practitioners Francis Celentano and Mel Katz.

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(v)=variable; (jn)=jim nolan: (v) + (jn) = blue print2, 1019 Alexander Street, Houston, TX


Installation view June 5–26, 2010 Opening: Saturday, June 5, 2010, 5 – 7pm Open by appointment only: Location: 1019 Alexander Street, Houston, TX 77008 (in the Heights) (v)=variable presents a collaboration with Jim Nolan as the first in a series of works addressing the re-use and reconfiguration of pre-existing architectural structures as temporary “exhibition” spaces. (v)=variable also seeks to blur the boundaries/roles between curator, artist, community and collector. (v)=variable is a project generated by […]

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Hartmut Böhm: Graphic Systems, Prints 1965-1975

Hartmut Böhm, Untitled, 1972, Silkscreen on paper, 50 x 50 cm, Edition 16/23, Private Collection

May 8 - June 12, 2010

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Hartmut Böhm: Graphic Systems, Prints 1965-1975. This is the Berlin-based artist’s first solo exhibition in New York City and it will feature ten silkscreen prints produced between 1965 and 1975.

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


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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Karen Schifano & Paige Williams: The Space Between, Blank Space, New York, NY


Karen Schifano, Gorey, 2009 April 1-30, 2010 BLANK SPACE is pleased to present The Space Between, an exhibition of paintings by artists Karen Schifano and Paige Williams. Both Schifano and Williams’ abstract work in this exhibition focuses on transition, inviting the viewer to experience the tension within and between evocative moments. Exploring shifting spaces, both emotional and literal ? these works are minimalistic yet deceptively complex. Karen Schifano’s Doors paintings are abstract pictures of doors […]

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Dan Walsh: Days And Nights, Paula Cooper Gallery, New York, NY


Dan Walsh, Days and Nights – Nights, 2010 Acrylic on canvas February 19 – March 27, 2010 “Days and Nights,” an exhibition of new paintings by Dan Walsh, will open at the Paula Cooper Gallery (521 West 21st Street) on Friday, February 19, and remain on view through March 27, 2010. Walsh is known for paintings that employ linear geometry while at the same time subverting it with irregularly drawn shapes, inconstant lines and a […]

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Douglas Witmer: Ring the Bells Anew, Recent Paintings, Blank Space, New York, NY


Douglas Witmer, Things Mean a Lot at the Time, 2010 Acrylic on unprimed canvas, 20 x 24 inches March 4-27, 2010 Blank Space Gallery presents Ring The Bells Anew, an exhibition of recent paintings by Douglas Witmer. This is the artist’s third solo show in New York, and his first with the gallery. Over the past decade, Witmer has gained increasing attention for his uniquely distilled sensibility related to his paintings’ surface and color. His […]

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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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Gilbert Hsiao: Shape/Anti-Shape, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX


September 12 – October 31, 2009 Gallery Sonja Roesch announces a solo exhibition of recent work by Gilbert Hsiao, featuring perceptually-based abstraction painted on shaped wooden panels. Hsiao has been exploring the mechanics of visual perception since the 1980s. The viewer perceives oscillation through the illusion of a continuous wave produced by the physiological experience of space and movement. Meticulously layered stripes in tightly woven structures create a musical rhythm and repose. “Shape/Anti-Shape” showcases Hsiao’s […]

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


  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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Bibi Calderaro’s PRESENT, An Interview with the Artist by Karen Schifano


    For three hours, twice a week, artist Bibi Calderaro “shows up for work” at a white formica-top desk in the café at P.S.1, in an ongoing performance of her work, PRESENT, part of the Minus Space exhibit (which has been extended through May 4). On the desk are a manual typewriter, a stack of well-worn books, and an “out-box” where Bibi places typewritten thoughts that are her responses to readings. These pages of […]

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Dan Graham: Beyond, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA


  Dan Graham performing Performer/Audience/Mirror at P.S.1, NYC, 1977 Photo courtesy of the artist February 15 – May 25, 2009 Dan Graham: Beyond is the first North American retrospective of the art of Dan Graham (b.1942, Urbana, Illinois), examining his entire body of work in a focused selection of photographs, film and video, architectural models, indoor and outdoor pavilions, conceptual projects for magazine pages, drawings and prints, and writings. Graham has been a central figure […]

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Interview with Michael Brennan, by Jacob Gossett, Kollektiv magazine, 2009


  Michael Brennan: Knife Paintings MINUS SPACE project space, Brooklyn, 2006 Skeleton Star, Knife Painting #3 (left) Bishop, Knife Painting #2 (right)   Jacob Gossett: How long have you been teaching here at Pratt and what brought you to this school?   Michael Brennan: I’ve been teaching here for 10 years—I went here for MFA from ’90 to 92. I was out of Pratt for several years, showing some and doing a lot of writing […]

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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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Minus Space at P.S.1 Extended


  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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Alanna Heiss Retires from P.S.1


  Alanna Heiss at P.S.1 (photo: Peter Stanglmayr) Alanna Heiss is a founding member of the “alternative space” movement in the 1970s.  During the early 1970s, she launched the Clocktower Gallery and Idea Warehouse in lower Manhattan under the aegis of the Institute for Art and Urban Resources.  She founded P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center in 1976.

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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

Daniel Göttin

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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Ronald Bladen: Sculpture, Jacobson Howard Gallery, New York, NY

    October 12 — November 12, 2008 Jacobson Howard Gallery presents an exhibition featuring garden scale sculptures, models, and drawings by Ronald Bladen. Ronald Bladen (1918-1988) is considered one of the founders of Minimalism, but he was also a self-proclaimed romantic. His interest in monumental scale and simple form was less a product of conceptual reductionism, but rather, of an interest in the drama which such forms can inspire. He was interested in the […]

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Olafur Eliasson: Take Your Time, Museum of Modern Art & PS1, New York, NY

  Installation view at PS1, photo by Michael Nagle April 20 — June 30, 2008 Take your time: Olafur Eliasson is the first comprehensive survey in the United States of works by Olafur Eliasson, whose immersive environments, sculptures, and photographs elegantly recreate the extremes of landscape and atmosphere in his native Scandinavia, while foregrounding the sensory experience of the work itself. Drawn from collections worldwide, the presentation spans over fifteen years of Eliasson’s career. His […]

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Lovett/Codagnone: Interruption of a Course of Action, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center, Long Island City, NY

  Lovett/Cadagnone, Stripped, 2006 Hand stitched cotton ad satin, 141 x 43 inches Opens October 21, 2007  P.S.1 presents Interruption of a Course of Action, the first U.S. museum exhibition for the artist duo Lovett/Codagnone. Best known for their performances, videos, and photographs that combine elements of S&M gay subculture with everyday domestic scenes, the artist team will further their ongoing exploration of power relations, as manifested in explicit cultural signifiers as well as clandestine […]

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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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Four Artists: Work by Recent Pratt Alumni: Fay Ku, Rossana Martinez, Jean Shin & Swoon, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

  Rossana Martinez, Sweet Like Candy to My Soul, 2007 Performance & installation, two turquoise folding chairs, Felix Gonzalez-Torres book June 15-July 28 & September 4-15, 2007 Curated by Eugenie Tsai, P.S.1 Contemporary Art Center.  Features MINUS SPACE artist Rossana Martinez.

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Listen Up: McKendree Key: S202 (South Wing) Divided into Cubic Yards, for Clifton Place, Time Out New York & WPS1

  McKendree Key, Pier 17: Space # 2085 Divided into Cubic Yards, 2006 Artist McKendree Key’s assistants, Allie Tsypin and Slaveya Starkov, discuss the process of constructing and the experience of inhabiting Key’s new second floor installation at P.S.1. Key’s exhibition was organized by P.S.1 Curatorial Advisor Nick Stillman and is on view from February 11 – April 16, 2007.

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Interview with Linda Francis, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported?   Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education […]

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