The works in Doppler Shift explore the illusion of difference between two- and three-dimensional space. Filling two galleries and connecting hallways, the exhibition features painting, sculpture, drawing, video and site-specific works by twenty-seven artists from the United States and Europe.
Richard Bottwin, Profile #8, 2007 Acrylic color and olive ash burl veneer on birch plywood 16.5 x 7 x 12 inches December 4, 2010 – January 8, 2011 Architecture and functional objects inform the vocabulary of Richard Bottwin’s work. The planes of the birch plywood sculptures, folding inward, parallel to each other, or lying flat against the wall, change alignments and seem to move as one walks around them. The surfaces, laminated with wood veneers […]
April 22 - May 8, 2010
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the group exhibition Escape from New York at The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand, from April 22 - May 8, 2010. Curated by Matthew Deleget, the exhibition surveys reductive strategies by 29 artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single small work, as well as an open letter to the local community of artists.
Work by Lawrence Keny March 17 – April 10, 2010 Gallery 128 is presents the exhibition, “Geometric Themes & Variations”, curated by the painter Gloria Klein. Klein’s idea and intention was to invite artists who work within a geometric format using different materials. Geometric Abstraction remains fresh, visually pleasing and conceptually challenging. The artists were invited from Ms Klein’s past and present contacts and longtime friendships, so the exhibition is as much personal as it […]
Richard Bottwin, Facade #5, 2009 Wood, Acrylic Paint, Textured Acrylic Sheet 15 x 15 x 4.5 inches “Brent: As a sculptor you work fairly pure, neither adorning pieces with mounts nor placing your presentations on pedestals. If a “work” sits on the floor and only grows to somewhere around or below the knees, well, that is where it sits. You suspend. In this case the body becomes very aware of its own mechanisms; how it […]
January 16 – February 20, 2010
New work by artist Richard Bottwin “One of the pleasures of being an artist is looking, constantly looking, at art. One of the frustrations of being an artist who blogs is that there’s never enough time and space to blog about everything I’ve seen. But I do want to show you as much as possible of what I’ve been seeing this summer, so I’m putting together a few roundup posts under the rubric of “What […]
Our third VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by New York painter Karen Schifano.
The word “inspire” (originally meaning “to infuse with breath”) is a verb, but can also transform itself into a noun or adjective. It’s very active, and yet also implies being receptive, even demands openness, a readiness to receive, and a sharpening of perception and awareness. From one thing, there is a direct connection to another thing, a kind of touch that is nurturing, rich and full of promise. Potential becomes realization; we wake up rejuvenated, re-energized, and ready for action.
May 8-29, 2009
RMIT University School of Art and Sydney Non Objective present contemporary non-objective practice from MINUS SPACE New York. A survey of reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Presenting a single work from each artist, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with RMIT Non Objective.
Tuesday, April 21, 2009, 6-8pm Wine bar and hors d’oeuvres Gary Snyder Project Space 250 West 26th Street 4th floor, between 7th & 8th Ave. New York, NY 10001 for inquiries please call 646 325 4581 Tickets $25 NOS Donor $50 NOS Patron $100 NOS Benefactor, includes or more acknowledgment in 2009 catalogue Raffle Win a DAN WALSH work Tickets: 1 for $30, 2 for $50, 5 for $100 All other works for sale $500 […]
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. […]
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.
Kevin Finklea (left) & Richard Bottwin (right) February 1-29, 2008 A group exhibit of selected gallery artists, featuring paintings, drawings, sculptures and installation by: Isabel Bigelow, Nancy Blum, Richard Bottwin, Kay Hwang, Joseph Hu, Kevin Finklea, Franco Mueller, Margaret Murphy, Jackie Tileston and Julie York. The show will also include invited artist Sara Hughes.
September 9 — November 25, 2007 Richard Bottwin’s sculptures fold, hinge, and spring off the wall, creating a staccato, playful movement. Constructed out of plywood, the surfaces are detailed with directional wood grain or painted with bright acrylic colors. Each piece reveals surprising shapes and patterns based on a modernist repertoire that shift according to the viewer’s perspective. A sense of disorientation, implied weightlessness, and the element of surprise enliven the reductive forms and […]
August 3 - September 2, 2007
A group exhibition surveying reductive strategies by artists living in and around New York City. Each artist will present a single work, as well as an open letter to the artist community affiliated with Sydney Non Objective.
One weekend I visited three different artists’ studios, including Don Voisine. All three are abstract painters, and I noticed that each of them was listening to blues music. Its just a coincidence, but I feel that it is also somehow indicative of our time. Blues can often be uproariously comic and bitingly incisive too, and, despite the name, the blues are anything but one dimensional. In some sense this is also how I feel about […]
The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in March 2004 in conjunction with Richard Bottwin’s spotlight exhibition. Rossana Martinez: I would like to start our interview at the beginning of your career. You came of age as an artist during the early 1970s in and around New York City. What kind of work were you making at that time? Were there any specific artists, exhibitions, or events that had a profound impact on […]