Will Lamson: Actions, Marty Walker Gallery, Dallas, TX

  Will Lamson, Actions 24-minute performance September 6 — October 11, 2008 Marty Walker Gallery presents ACTIONS, an exhibition featuring new video and photography by Brooklyn artist William Lamson. Lamson’s video Actions depicts 33 short video performances involving the artist, black balloons and low-tech yet carefully calculated machinations designed to perform a variety of feats, both humorous, yet comically sinister. Although wildly entertaining, there is a sense of the macabre in the corporeal quality of […]

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Reimagining Space: The Park Place Gallery Group in 1960s New York, Blanton Museum of Art, Austin, TX

    David Novros, 4.24, 1965 Acrylic paint and metallic powder on canvas, four parts Overall: 92 ½ x 100 ½ in. (234.9 x 255.3 cm) Collection of Blanton Museum of Art September 28, 2008 – January 18, 2009 The Blanton Museum of Art presents a groundbreaking exhibition of work by artists associated with the Park Place Gallery, a prominent artists’ cooperative space in 1960s New York. With their specific aesthetics, the group was often […]

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John Clement: Alee, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  September 13 — November 1, 2008 Right on the heels of Hurricane Ike, Gallery Sonja Roesch presents an exhibition featuring work by New York City-based artist John Clement. Starting with a coil of spiraling bent steel pipes, Clement diligently, but playfully, cuts, bends, joins, and welds the pipes into different interweaving and interconnecting arrangements. At once an ordinary industrial material is transformed into a whimsical and monumental line drawing in space. The curved form […]

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Olle Baertling: Paintings 1952-1980, The Chinati Foundation, Marfa, TX

  Olle Baertling, Rabibk Paris, 1956 Oil on canvas, 37.4 x 76.75 inches October 10, 2008 — May 2009 The Chinati Foundation presents a special exhibition by Swedish painter Olle Baertling (1911-1981). Baertling’s work is widely recognized in Scandinavia — in 2007-08 a major retrospective of his work was co-organized by the National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design in Oslo and the Moderna Museet in Stockholm — but in the U.S. it is largely […]

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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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On Kawara: 10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages, Dallas Museum of Art, Dallas, TX

  May 18 — August 24, 2008  For more than four decades, On Kawara has created paintings, drawings, and books that mark time in various ways, from paintings of individual dates to mailed postcards to diagrams and charts of weeks and months. On Kawara: 10 Tableaux and 16,952 Pages at the Dallas Museum of Art will mark one of Kawara’s very rare exhibitions in a United States museum, and will in fact be his first […]

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Max Neuhaus: Circumscription Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

  (left to right) Max Neuhaus, Drawing: Three to One, 1992 Colored pencil on paper, 35 1/4 x 29 1/8 inches Sound Work References: Exhibition: Documenta 9, Collection: Documenta, Location: AOK Building, Kassel, Germany Dimensions: 7 x 16 x 3 meters; Extant: 1992-present May 4 — August 10, 2008  Max Neuhaus belongs to a generation of artists whose work changed the parameters and transformed the experience of art in the 1960s. A pioneer in the […]

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Ruth Pastine: Ever Present, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  May 10 — July 5, 2008 The Gallery Sonja Roesch is pleased to announce the exhibition Ever Present, featuring work by California-based artist Ruth Pastine. Ruth Pastine’s nearly monochrome paintings invest in the perceptual experience of color, light, and temperature. Suspending preconceived notions about visual experience, she investigates the mercurial shift of warm and cool color identities. The complementary oil colors are worked together on the canvas inch-by-inch, wet in wet , layer upon […]

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The Writings of Donald Judd: A Chinati Foundation Symposium, Marfa, TX

    May 3-4, 2008 The Chinati Foundation is pleased to announce a symposium dedicated to the writings of the late artist and museum founder Donald Judd. The symposium will offer a diverse range of presentations and subjects. Among the topics to be considered will be the relationship of Judd’s writings to his art; his use of language and syntax; Judd’s political views; how Judd produced and edited his essays; and Judd’s art criticism and […]

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Jac Leirner, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

    January 12 — March 1, 2008 Jac Leirner creates installations, sculptures, and mixed media pieces using everyday objects like business cards, plastic bags, cigarette packs and banknotes, which are meant to live in transit; they circulate within our society with their final purpose to be destroyed and taken out of circulation. She dislocates these items from their known context and injects them with new value simply by stopping this throwaway product cycle and […]

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Sérvulo Esmeraldo: Les Excitables 1966–1975, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

  Sérvulo Esmeraldo, Foodtainer 2 Excitable with Detail, 1966  Cardboard, plastic film and paper, 6 x 6 x 7/8 inches December 1, 2007 — January 12, 2008 Sicardi Gallery presents the first solo exhibition in the United States of the work of Sérvulo Esmeraldo.  Originally from Brazil, Esmeraldo moved to Paris in 1957 where he lived and work until 1979. The exhibition features the Excitables Esmeraldo created in Paris between the years 1966–1975. The viewer […]

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Painting or Object?, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  Installation view with works by Josef Adam Moser & Mick Johnson (l to r) November 3 — December 15, 2007 Gallery Sonja Roesch presents Painting or Object? featuring artists Garland Fielder, Mick Johnson, Josef Adam Moser, and Dirk Rathke.  The exhibition investigates the borderlines between what constitutes a painting or an object. This question, though mainly used for classification and description of work, has been the subject of many discussions. The critical split occurs […]

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Francisco Sobrino, Horacio Garcia Rossi & Hugo Demarco, Sicardi Gallery, Houston, TX

    Francisco Sobrino, Espace Indéfini, 1968  Plexiglas sculpture, 76 x 31 x 24 inches October 27 — November 24, 2007 Sicardi Gallery presents the works of three of the founding members of the art group Centre de recherche d’art visuel (CRAV): Francisco Sobrino, Horacio Garcia Rossi, and Hugo Demarco.   CRAV, later known as GRAV (Groupe de recherche d’art visuel) which also included Julio Le Parc, Vera and Francois Molnar, Francois Morellet, and Yvaral […]

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The Geometry of Hope: Latin American Abstract Art from the Patricia Phelps de Cisneros Collection, The Blanton Museum of Art, 2007

  Purchase on Amazon.com Colorful and playful kinetic sculptures, experimental objects designed to be catalysts for community building, manifestos calling for joy and the negation of melancholy: these are the elements that have shaped The Geometry of Hope. The title of this richly illustrated, 340-page volume brings together two threads that epitomize postwar abstract art from Latin America: on the one hand, geometry, precision, clarity and reason; on the other, a utopian sense of hope. […]

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Mark Williams, Wade Wilson Art, Houston, TX

  Mark Williams, Choice, 2006 Acrylic paint on canvas, 48 x 60 inches  September 7 — October 6, 2007 Mark Williams emphasizes the intellectual subtleties of line, form and its edges as they meet the surface of a canvas. At first glance, intersecting lines and rectilinear forms seem to display a faultless and perfect image. However, upon closer examination, viewers discover an imperfect composition – one that propagates the illusion of the precise.

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Alma Tischler & Tilman, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  Alma Tischler (left) & Tilman (right) September 8 — October 27, 2007 Alma Tischler and Tilman were both master students from Guenther Fruhtrunk at the MA Academy in Munich. He is known for his radiating colorful geometrically structured paintings. While rejecting the figure reference, the structure of parallel lines in different thicknesses becomes a pattern where color becomes form as well as figure. Even though both Tischler and Tilman went their own way to […]

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Earthworks: Madeleine Dietz, Perla Krauze, Mario Reis, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX

  Installation view July 7 — August 25, 2007 Madeleine Dietz, Perla Krauze, and Mario Reis, all born in the 1950s, grew up during the prominence of Earthwork or Land Art and are continuing to further the concepts the movement concerned itself with. For these three artists the main focus is not the concept of erosion, but rather the concept of preservation. They are freezing time and the erosion process through preserving natural materials that […]

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Selections from the Concrete, H. Paxton Moore Fine Art Gallery, El Centro College, Dallas, TX

  Work by Alan Ebnother June 5 — July 6, 2007  Selections from the Concrete, curated by Wade Wilson, includes artists Alan Ebnother, Danielle Frankenthal, Joseph Marioni, Shawn Wallis & John Zurier.

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Dimensions of Constructive Art in Brazil: The Adolpho Leirner Collection, Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, TX

  Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953 The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston May 20 — September 23, 2007  The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner […]

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Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, Acquires Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art

    Maurício Nogueira Lima, Rhythmic Object 2 (second version), 1953 The Adolpho Leirner Collection, The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, has acquired the Adolpho Leirner Collection of Brazilian Constructive Art, a group of 98 works made in the 1950s and ‘60s by Sergio Camargo, Lygia Clark, Waldemar Cordeiro, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Pape, Alfredo Volpi and other Brazilian abstractionists and assembled by Adolpho Leirner (b. 1935). “Dimensions of Constructive […]

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