Breaking Pattern, Schneider Museum of Art, Southern Oregon University, Ashland, OR

Michael Scott, #98, 2012, Black gloss enamel on aluminum, 63 x 63 inches

October 1 – December 5, 2015

Breaking Pattern highlights several generations of artists whose works investigate and advance the discourse around pattern, optical, and perceptual abstract painting. The exhibition will feature recent paintings by seven American artists: Gabriele Evertz, Anoka Faruqee, Michelle Grabner, Gilbert Hsiao, Douglas Melini, Brian Porray, and Michael Scott. This exhibition coincides with the 50th anniversary of the Museum of Modern Art’s seminal exhibition The Responsive Eye curated by William C. Seitz.

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Vincent Como & Mark Dagley in Triangles, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY

Vincent Como & Mark Dagley in Triangles, Ventana244, Brooklyn, NY

The art exhibition “Triangles” features seventeen contemporary artists and their different approaches on the subject of the triangular shape and is curated by Brooklyn based abstract artist and curator Melissa Staiger. The exhibition continues the conversation of this geometric symbol where artists such as Sonia Delaunay, Wassily Kandinsky and Blinky Palermo have left off.

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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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Bibi Calderaro in Telefone Sem Fio: Word-Things of Augusto de Campos Revisited, The Elizabeth Foundation for the Arts, New York, NY

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This exhibition, a collaboration between EFA Project Space and Telephone, uses the work of the Brazilian poet Augusto de Campos as a catalyst for an experimental multi-disciplinary exercise in which an outstanding group of poets and artists, who exist across a continuum of text, sound and visual expression, invent translations of select examples of De Campos' work.

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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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Lynne Harlow in 75th American Abstract Artists Anniversary Exhibition, Delaware Center for Contemporary Art, Wilmington, DE

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2011 is the 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists, an artist-run organization founded in New York City in 1936 to expand ideas and promote the exposure and understanding of abstract and non-objective art. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic organization, an exhibition of installations by three of its current members--Lynne Harlow, Marthe Keller, and Rossana Martinez--will take place in the Carole Bieber and Marc Ham gallery.

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The Weight of Jupiter, Enjoy Public Art Gallery, Wellington, New Zealand

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Installation view Lisa Benson (wall) & Rossana Martinez (floor) May 18 – June 11, 2011 Consisting primarily of gaseous and liquid matter, the atmospheric composition of Jupiter renders the gas giant without a solid surface; seemingly appropriate, considering it was named after the Roman God of Sky and Thunder. To navigate the landscape of Jupiter’s surface, would require a submarine type vessel – one that could withstand the sheer mass of Jupiter’s gravitational force, without […]

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Fluid: Lynne Harlow, Marthe Keller & Rossana Martinez, Towson University, Towson, MD

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Rossana Martinez, All I Need is You, 2008 Installation view, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX February 11 – April 9, 2011 The 75th anniversary of the American Abstract Artists is in 2011, a democratic artist-run organization founded in 1936 to expand ideas and promote the exposure and understanding of abstract and non-objective art. To celebrate the anniversary of this historic organization, three artists members, Lynne Harlow, Marthe Keller, and Rossana Martinez will each create installations […]

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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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Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From), Moderated by Rossana Martinez, PowerHouse Projects, July 2010

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Click to read complete panel discussion PowerHouse Presents… Resource: Where Abstract Art is (From) -– a virtual panel moderated by Rossana Martinez, founder and curator of Minus Space, and organized by the curators of Source–Susan Ross and Melissa Staiger. Source completed its run at The Halls at Bowling Green on May 28th. The show presented a mix of seven artists: Glen Cunningham, Mark Dagley, Laura Fayer, Molly Herman, Lori Kirkbride, Ben LaRocco and Rachael Wren. […]

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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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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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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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Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Mark Dagley, Gabriele Evertz, Linda Francis, Daniel Göttin, Gilbert Hsiao & Jan van der Ploeg in Non-Objectif Sud 2009 Fundraiser, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

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  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 […]

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Meet Mateo Deleget-Martinez!

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  Dear friends, It is my great pleasure to introduce you to Mateo Deleget-Martinez.  He was born on Thursday, March 5, 2009, at 12:22pm, at Lenox Hill Hospital in NYC. 7 pounds, 5 ounces, 20.5 inches long.   Rossana and Mateo returned home again on Saturday, March 7, and everyone is happy and healthy.  I can’t wait for you to meet him. Many, many thanks for all your well wishes! Matthew (Rossana & Mateo)

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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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Accrochage, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

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Installation views January 17 – February 28, 2009 Gallery Sonja Roesch presents Accrochage, a group exhibition with nine artists explorin different approaches to reductive art. The exhibitions features work by Soledad Arias, Matthew Deleget, Daniel Levine, Rossana Martinez, Ruth Pastine, Mario Reis, David Simpson, Hills Snyder, and Tilman Through using different materials and procedures, these nine artists demonstrate a variety of approaches towards reductive and concept based art. The pieces are either painted, constructed, or […]

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Share & Share Alike

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  Lygia Clark, Dialogue Goggles, 1968 Dear MINUS SPACE friends, Thanks for your great feedback so far on our new site!  It is really exciting to hear your response. We would like to highlight and encourage you to use the ShareThis and Comment links at the bottom of all our Log posts and other pages.   The ShareThis link will enable you to share MINUS SPACE content on social media like Facebook and MySpace, on blogs using […]

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MINUS SPACE LAUNCHES NEW WEB SITE!

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    Dear MINUS SPACE friends, In January 2009, we launch our new and improved web site.  Among many improvements, it is now easier than ever to search and share content posted on our site, as well as to stay connected with MINUS SPACE. Additionally, the new site is built using open source software, hosted by a carbon neutral company, and powered by sustainable wind energy. Please note: It will take us some time to […]

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Metro Poles: Art in Action, Bronx River Art Center, Bronx, NY

  October 27 – December 6, 2008 Metro Poles: Art in Action transforms an artspace into a stage for experimentation and collaboration- a public studio where concepts, artistic processes and performances are exchanged and improvised. A singular installation is developed on-site, over a four-week period, by 7 teams (20 artists) working collaboratively. The process of development and renewal, which offers alternatives to individual production, commodity and competition, will be on view during gallery hours.  Collaborating […]

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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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Julian Dashper, Kyle Jenkins & Tilman in My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, The Physics Room, Christchurch, New Zealand

  August 20 — September 13, 2008 Organized by CCNOA and curated by Tilman, the exhibition includes artists Justin Andrews (AUS), John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Helen Calder (NZ), Julian Dashper (NZ), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Billy Gruner (AUS), Andre Hemer (NZ), Clemens Hollerer (A), Andrew Huston (UK/USA), Simon Ingram (NZ), Kyle Jenkins (AUS), Klaas Kloosterboer (Nl), Pippa Makgill (NZ), Rossana Martinez (USA), Simon Morris […]

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Sequence: Susanne Ackermann & Rossana Martinez, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  Drawings by Susanne Ackermann & Rossana Martinez (left to right) July 12 — August 30, 2008 Gallery Sonja Roesch presents the exhibition Sequence, featuring work by Susanne Ackermann (Karlsruhe, Germany) and Rossana Martinez (Brooklyn, NY). The line, a basic mark-making gesture, transforms itself when repeated. It is through the layering and repetition, or sequence, of a line that shape, form, and depth are achieved. Both Susanne Ackermann and Rossana Martinez explore the line in […]

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Und Jetzt, IS & Le Petit Port, Leiden, The Netherlands

  Installation view with work by Kyle Jenkins December 8, 2007 — January 15, 2008 The inaugural exhibition at IS featuring international artists Richard van der Aa, Justin Andrews, Sanne Bruggink, Christoph Dahlhausen, Matthew Deleget, Iemke van Dijk, Jasper van der Graaf, Billy Gruner, Clemens Hollerer, Kyle Jenkins, Sarah Keighery, Gracia Khouw, Arjan Janssen, Maike Mei Lan, Rossana Martinez, Jan van der Ploeg, Perry Roberts, Tilman, Jan Maarten Voskuil and Guido Winkler.  Includes original texts […]

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Michael Brennan in Breaking the White Light, Platform, New York, NY

  Michael Brennan, (Fedallah) Knife Painting 1, 2007 Oil wax and acrylic on canvas, 16 x 12 inches September 6 — October 6, 2007 Curated by artist Scott Malbaurn, Breaking the White Light features eight artists ranging from emerging to mid and late career. They work with abstraction and processes associated with this practice. This show is an attempt to put forth a manner of abstraction that crosses formal and conceptual ideas. Many of these […]

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Sharon Brant & Lynne Harlow in Material Matter, Sideshow Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

  September 8 — October 8, 2007 Sharon Brant, Untitled, 2000  Enamel on canvas under handmade glass, framed, 24 x 24 x 2.25 inches Curated by Kat Griefen, Director of AIR Gallery, from the membership of American Abstract Artists, the artists in Material Matter affirm the group’s openness to difference, both in form and theory, and its non-party line approach. Here, the organization’s legacy is manifested in the artists’ use of unlikely materials or use […]

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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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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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My Eyes Keep Me in Trouble, Nieuwe Vide, Haarlem, The Netherlands

      April 15 — May 27, 2007 Organized by CCNOA, this group exhibition serves as a compilation, a gathering of information, thought, content and context relating to today`s artistic practice in the realm of reductive art.  Features artists John Beech (UK/USA), Kjell Bjorgeengen (N), Victoria Carolan (UK) & Guy De Biavre (B), Matthew Deleget (USA), Alexandra Dementieva (RUS/B) & Aernoudt Jacobs (B), Ward Denys (B), Jaroslaw Flicinski (PL), Clemens Hollerer (A/B), Andrew Huston […]

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Non Objectif Sud 07: Fundraiser Exhibition, Gary Snyder Gallery, New York, NY

  Wednesday, April 18, 2007, 6-9pm Non Objectif Sud (NOS) is located at La Barralière, a Provençal farm house in the Côtes du Rhône valley, 50 km north of Avignon in France. NOS is an alternative to the commercial art gallery and institutional space, situated within a rural environment. Once a year, NOS invites several artists to spend a few days at La Barralière and to create works in situ, collaborate and install an exhibition. NOS […]

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Michael Brennan interviewed by Michael Zahn

    View of Gowanus Canal from MINUS SPACE project space Michael Zahn: I’m looking at your new Knife Paintings, and they’re quite unlike anything you’ve done previously.  The intersecting black diagonals are visually pretty swift.  The drawing has a striking, highly stylized movement to it, and this palette has a gruff quality that feels like a quick crack in the chops.  These two yellow and orange color planes are fairly terse and down to […]

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Interview with Steve Karlik, by Chris Ashley

introduction Steve Karlik’s paintings are formally refined yet generous in spirit, grounded in materials yet spatial and open. His work is that of a serious painter, at first seeming almost severe, yet with time revealing itself as sensual, emotional, and beautiful. A thoughtful viewer will find that his reductive forms can resonate with one’s memory, references, and experiences; the associations one makes with his work are varied and surprising. The paintings involve our eyes, minds, […]

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Interview with Richard Bottwin, by Rossana Martinez

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 […]

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Bibi Calderaro interviewed by Rossana Martinez

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2003 in conjunction with Bibi Calderaro’s spotlight exhibition.   Rossana Martinez: Faith, fertility, atoms, soul, and emptiness are some of the things you mention in your statement. I am curious to know what faith means to you in your work? What does fertility mean in your work?   Bibi Calderaro: The idea that forms carry an inner balance, strength, and the potential for provoking thoughts […]

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Interview with Juan Matos Capote, by Rossana Martinez

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in August 2003 in conjunction with Juan Matos Capote’s spotlight exhibition.   Rossana Martinez: Can you talk about the use of language in your work — language as image? When did you start working with this idea? And is it related to concrete poetry?   Juan Matos Capote: I started to use language in my works several years ago, in 1995. At that time, I was making […]

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