Mark Dagley & John Nixon in Elementary Painting, Kunstmuseum St. Gallen, St. Gallen, Switzerland

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An orange surface on a baking sheet with a simple white frame, or an orange accent on a small-scale canvas...? What is the deciding factor that differentiates painting and crafts as art forms? How do today's artists deal with the starting point of painting since this problem appeared to have been long resolved but is challenged once again by each generation? These are the kind of questions to which the Elementary Painting exhibition at the Kunstmuseum St. Gallen devotes itself: It confronts the classic colour field paintings with situations which initially determine the paintings by their borders.

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Marcia Hafif: From the Inventory: Black Paintings, 1979-80, Newman Popiashvili Gallery, New York, NY

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Marcia Hafif Black Painting: Ultramarine Blue and Burnt Umber II, 1979-80 Oil on canvas, 215 x 200 cm February 25 – April 3, 2010 Newman Popiashvili Gallery presents a solo exhibition of Marcia Hafif. The gallery will be showing historic works – the Black Paintings from 1979-80 that were originally shown at Sonnabend gallery in 1981. Although Hafif has shown extensively in Europe and in the US for the past fifty years, this exhibition offers […]

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Eric Dever: White Paintings 2007-2009, Sara Nightingale Gallery, Shelter Island, NY

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Eric Dever, Zinc White on Burlap No 13, 2009 36 x 36 inches June 20 – July 9, 2009 Painting itself is the subject of Dever’s ongoing project, spanning two years and 94 paintings. In his investigation of titanium and zinc white oil paint on canvas, linen, and burlap, the exclusive use of white has more to do with a focus on paint properties and supports and is less about color. This is a progression […]

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