Robert Swain: Color Energy

Installation view of Robert Swain: Color Energy, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2015

May 30 - July 4, 2015

MINUS SPACE is delighted to inaugurate our new ground floor gallery location at 16 Main Street, Ground Floor in Dumbo, Brooklyn with a solo exhibition of new, large-scale color paintings by NYC-based artist Robert Swain (b. 1940). This is the artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery.

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Robert Swain in LA Weekly, July, 2014

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The abundance of colors surrounding the gallery in Robert Swain’s latest exhibit, “The Form of Color,” is a little overwhelming. Only after walking around the gallery for a few minutes – with eyes searching the walls of mingling colors – will viewers find color collisions that appeal to them. And then it all makes sense. Lines begin to fade away until only meshing shades of color dance across the gallery. Individual squares of one solid color even appear to have their own changing color gradient within them. There are no objects or subject to focus on like in an average painting, just color.

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Mark Dagley curates Banned in D.C., Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY

Banned in DC, Curated by Mark Dagley, Ventan244, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Ventana 244 is pleased to present BANNED IN D.C., organized by Mark Dagley. This exhibition includes the work of twenty-two artists whose connections with the Washington D.C./Baltimore art scene are multifaceted.

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MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales, Multiple Cultural Venues, Oaxaca, Mexico

Jan van der Ploeg, Wall Painting No. 329 Tribute, 2012, Acrylic on wall, 476 x 3260cm; Installation view at Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca Juárez (IAGO), Oaxaca, Mexico

Organized by artists Matthew Deleget (New York) and Emi Winter (Oaxaca), the exhibition MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca: Panorama de 31 artistas internacionales features 31 reductive artists from around the world associated with MINUS SPACE in Brooklyn, New York.

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Gabriele Evertz: Rapture

Gabriele Evertz, Four Grays + the Spectrum (detail), 2011, Acrylic on canvas, 68 x 68 inches

November 5 - December 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Gabriele Evertz: Rapture. This is the Brooklyn-based color painter’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new acrylic on canvas paintings conceived around the color gray.

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Sharon Brant, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Lynne Harlow & Gilbert Hsiao, American Abstract Artists: Abstraction to the Power of Infinity, The Icebox, Philadelphia, PA

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American Abstract Artists presents ABSTRACTION (Abstraction to the Power of Infinity), curated by Janet Kurnatowski. ABSTRACTION celebrates the perseverance of non-figurative and non-objective art, including the practitioners, pioneers and those currently working in the traditions of abstraction. This exhibition shows the recent work of 76 members of the American Abstract Artists (AAA), along with four guest exhibitors.

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Charles Hinman & Robert Swain: On and Off the Grid, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

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David Richard Contemporary is pleased to present On and Off the Grid, a two-person exhibition featuring new and recent work by Charles Hinman and Robert Swain. Hinman’s work is physical, of significant scale, wall-mounted and three-dimensional. His art-making practice since the early 1960s has focused on the tension between the physicality of sculpture and the illusion of painting.

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Pointing a Telescope at the Sun

Installation view of Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2011

August 6 - September 17, 2011

MINUS SPACE is pleased to present Pointing a Telescope at the Sun, a group exhibition highlighting abstract color painting by five highly-influential NYC-based artists: Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld. The exhibition is dedicated to the memory of Doug Ohlson (1936-2010) who passed away last year at age 73.

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Sharon Brant, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz & Gilbert Hsiao in American Abstract Artists: 75th Year Anniversary, OK Harris, New York, NY

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Gilbert Hsiao, Dual, 2007 Acrylic on panel 32 x 32 inches May 21 – July 15, 2011 Participating Artists: Alice Adams, Babe Shapiro, Ce Roser, Cecily Kahn, Charles Hinman, Clover Vail, Corey Postiglione, Creighton Michael, Daniel G. Hill, David Mackenzie, David Reed, David Row, Don Voisine, Dorothea Rockburne, Edward Shalala, Emily Berger, Gabriele Evertz, Gail Gregg, Gilbert Hsiao, Heidi Gluck, Henry Brown, Irene Lawrence, Irene Rousseau, James Gross, James Juszczyk, James O. Clark, James Seawright, […]

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VIEWLIST: Hunter, Color, Abstraction, Conceived by Matthew Deleget

Sanford Wurmfeld, Installation view of Cyclorama, Talbot Rice Gallery, University of Edinburgh, Scotland, 2004

Our fourth VIEWLIST exhibition is conceived by artist and MINUS SPACE director Matthew Deleget.

Ever since I was a graduate student at Pratt Institute in Brooklyn in the mid-1990s, I've been thinking about another art school on the other side of the East River: Hunter College. Since at least the 1950s, Hunter has been and continues to be one of the leading champions of color and abstraction, not to mention painting, among art schools in the United States. Hunter remains a beacon in today's post-everything art world.

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Robert Swain: Primary Research

Detail of paint samples from the artist’s color library, arranged by hue, value, and saturation

October 23 - December 4, 2010

MINUS SPACE is honored to announce the solo exhibition Robert Swain: Primary Research. This is the artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will focus on his life-long investigation into color sensation.

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Conversations with Robert Swain, by Stocan Films

Conversations with Robert Swain Directed and edited by Peter Canale Stocan Films, 2010 A 5-part online film series covering the life and work of NYC artist Robert Swain. Interview by Matthew Deleget, artist and founder of MINUS SPACE. Produced to accompany the exhibition Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010 at Hunter College/Times Square Gallery in New York, NY, from October 7 – November 13, 2010. Part 1: New York & The […]

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Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010, Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

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October 7 – November 13, 2010 Opening reception: Thursday, October 7, 6-8pm Curated by Gabriele Evertz with the assistance of Teri Lehner, Jenny Liu, and Rachel Stokoe Visual Sensations: The Paintings of Robert Swain: 1967 – 2010 is the first major New York survey of work by Hunter College Professor of Art Robert Swain. Swain has been a professor at Hunter College since 1968 and is one of the most significant color field painters of […]

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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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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, The Engine Room, Massey University, Wellington, New Zealand

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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.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia

Installation view of Escape from New York, Project Space Spare Room, RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia, 2009

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.

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Escape from New York, Curated by Matthew Deleget, Sydney Non Objective, Sydney, Australia

Don Voisine, Hamlin R-10, 2006, mixed media on foam, 8 x 8 inches

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.

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The Optical Edge, Pratt Manhattan Gallery, New York, NY

  Gilbert Hsiao, Encounter, 2006 Sprayed acrylic on wood panel, 42 x 42 inches   Gabriele Evertz, Motion Parallax, 1998 Acrylic on canvas, 72 x 72 inches March 8 — April 14, 2007 Curated by Robert C. Morgan, exhibition includes Bridget Riley, Richard Anuszkiewicz, Julian Stanczak, Victor Vasarely, Josef Albers, Sandford Wurmfeld, Robert Swain, Gabriele Evertz, Rakuko Natio, Gilbert Hsiao, Soon Ja Han, Jon Groom, Beverly Fishman, Ryszard Wasko, and Michelle Hinebrook.  Curated by Robert […]

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