The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Warwick Arts Centre, Coventry, England

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Bernard Frize, Suite Segond 100 No 3, 1980 Household paint on canvas 51 x 64 inches  January 14 – March 10, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last […]

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Tomma Abts, Kunsthalle Düsseldorf, Germany

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A slow and ri­go­rous pro­duc­tion pro­cess is a dis­tin­gu­is­hing fea­ture of Tom­ma Abts’ work. Alt­hough she fol­lows a pre­de­ter­mined me­thod in her pain­ting, ap­p­ly­ing pu­re­ly geo­me­tri­cal shapes to a clas­sic 48 x 38 cm por­trait for­mat in lay­er af­ter lay­er of oil and acryl­ic paint, her pain­ting is far re­mo­ved from se­ri­al pro­duc­tion.

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The Indiscipline of Painting: International Abstraction from the 1960s to Now, Tate St Ives, St Ives, England

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Mary Heilmann, Primalon Ballroom, 2002 October 8, 2011 – January 3, 2012 The Indiscipline of Painting is an international group exhibition including works by forty-nine artists from the 1960s to now. Selected by British painter Daniel Sturgis, it considers how the languages of abstraction have remained urgent, relevant and critical as they have been revisited and reinvented by subsequent generations of artists over the last 50 years. It goes on to demonstrate the way in […]

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Cave Painting, PSM Galerie, Berlin, Germany

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Installation view June 3 – July 18, 2009 PSM announces an exhibition organized by the New York-based critic and curator, Bob Nickas. “Cave Painting,” which brings together works by twenty-seven artists, evolved as a result of Nickas’s research for his book, painting abstraction, to be published in September by Phaidon Press. He initiated the project with months of studio visits in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris, and Berlin. Most of the artists in the […]

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Tomma Abts, By Laura Hoptman, Bruce Hainley & Jan Verwoert, Phaidon Press, 2008

  Click image to purchase on Amazon.com This volume on Tomma Abts (b. 1967) is published in conjuction with the exhibition at New York’s New Museum of Contemporary Art (April 9 – June 29, 2008). It explores how the artist creates forms that delight the eye and challenge the mind. While working within strict parameters, Abts has reinvented abstraction for the twenty-first century. This is the first monograph on Abts, providing an extensive overview of […]

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  July 2008 Meeting Imi and Blinky at Dia: Beacon, by Sharon Butler  Philip Guston Works on Paper, by John Yau   June 2008  David Novros with Phong Bui, by Phong Bui  Wynn Kramarsky with William Corbett, by William Corbett  Tribute to Robert Rauschenberg (1925–2008), by Dorothea Rockburne & Nan Rosenthal  Mel Bochner, by David Markus  Milton Resnick: A Question of Seeing, by Thomas Micchelli  Weltanschauung and Abstract Painting, by Robert C. Morgan  Rebecca Horn: […]

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