On Paper

Installation view of On Paper, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2016

July 9 – September 3, 2016

MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the summer group exhibition On Paper, highlighting several generations of artists innovating at the intersection of reductive abstraction and paper. The exhibition will feature a single work by seventeen established artists from the United States, Germany, New Zealand, and United Kingdom.

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Sanford Wurmfeld solo exhibition Grey Series, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY

Sanford Wurmfeld

Maxwell Davidson Gallery is proud to present a new solo exhibition by acclaimed painter Sanford Wurmfeld titled Grey Series. Throughout his nearly 50-year career as a painter , Wurmfeld has worked with specifically selected color value, hue, and saturation relationships.In the process of testing his ideas as they evolve, he has frequently used closely related colors of grey in particular paintings.

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Sanford Wurmfeld in Past Present: Conversations Across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Sanford Wurmfeld in Past Present: Conversations across Time, Allentown Art Museum, Allentown, PA

Past Present establishes a visual dialogue between seven contemporary artists/artist teams and select masterworks in our Samuel H. Kress Collection. Each artist will create an installation that responds to one or more of the Kress paintings, which will be moved from the Museum's Kress Gallery for this one-of-a-kind exhibition.

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Gabriele Evertz & Sanford Wurmfeld in Global Exchange: Geometric Abstraction Since 1950, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

Sanford Wurmfeld, II-9 (Full Sat.), 1987, Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 90 inches / 229 x 229 cm

Curated by Joe Houston, A Global Exchange presents an important collection of over fifty works of geometric abstraction from the collection of the Museo de Arte Contemporáneo de Buenos Aires (MACBA) that trace the evolution of this movement in Europe and America over the last 60 years.

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Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark

Installation view of Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark, MINUS SPACE, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

March 29 - May 4, 2013

MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark. This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it will feature a suite of new paintings investigating the extremes of light and dark value in color painting.

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Sanford Wurmfeld retrospective exhibition Color Visions 1966-2013, Hunter College Times Square Gallery, New York, NY

Sanford Wurmfeld, II-15 (R-G/=V), 1992, Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 180 inches

A retrospective exhibition of NYC-based color painter Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY).

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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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Immersed in Color: Sandy Wurmfeld’s E-Cyclorama, UT Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture, Knoxville, TN

sandy - cyclorama

For decades, New York artist Sanford Wurmfeld has created abstract paintings about color and its affects on human mood and visual perception. In his most recent and monumental works, Wurmfeld married abstract color-field painting to the art historical tradition of 360-degree panoramic 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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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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Sanford Wurmfeld: E-Cyclorama, Immersed in Color, Neuberger Museum of Art, Purchase, NY


Sanford Wurmfeld, E-Cyclorama, 2007-2008 Installation view, Edinburgh College of Art Photo: Antonia Reeve May 31 – July 19, 2009 “To describe E-Cyclorama as a painting by Sanford Wurmfeld on the inside of a huge cylinder is to miss the point. This massive panorama of color, viewed by stepping inside the cylinder, makes it possible to experience the power, dynamics and beauty of color. On the cylinder’s walls, color moves through the entire spectrum, but the […]

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