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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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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Tony Smith: Drawings, The Menil Collection, Houston, TX

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Tony Smith, Untitled, 1954 Charcoal on paper Courtesy of the Tony Smith Estate, New York Photograph by Cathy Carver December 17, 2010 – April 3, 2011 “Tony Smith: Drawings” is a selection of rarely exhibited and early drawings by American artist Tony Smith (1912-1980). The work, executed within a limited time-period in the 1950’s, precedes Smith’s emergence as one of the most important sculptors of the mid-twentieth-century, following his career as an architectural designer. Some […]

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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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Tony Smith: Bronze, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, NY

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Tony Smith, Trap, 1968 Cast bronze, black patina 10 x 55 x 55 inches November 6 – December 23, 2010 Matthew Marks is pleased to announce Tony Smith: Bronze, the next exhibition in his gallery at 523 West 24th Street. Smith executed the nine sculptures included in this exhibition between 1960 and 1970. This selection of his works in bronze, all of them finished in his signature black patina, provides a comprehensive view of his […]

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Michael Heizer: Works from the 1960’s and 70’s, David Zwirner Gallery, New York, NY

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Installation view October 30 – December 21, 2010 David Zwirner is pleased to present a selection of works from the 1960s and 70s by American artist Michael Heizer (b. 1944) at the gallery’s 519 West 19th Street space. As a pioneer of the 1960s Land Art movement, Heizer has created a prolific and ambitious practice encompassing painting, sculpture, and large-scale earthworks. His paintings and sculptures, which he has produced intermittently throughout his career—manifest many of […]

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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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Recent Brooklyn Rail Posts

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  Piero Manzoni, Achrome, 1961-62 Artificial fiber, 24 3/16 × 18 1/8 inches Photo Archivio Opera Piero Manzoni Courtesy Gagosian Gallery March 2009 The Last Breath of Piero Manzoni, by Robert C. Morgan Chris Martin: Works on Paper at Mitchell-Innes & Nash, by John Yau Imi Knoebel at Mary Boone Gallery, by John Yau Philip Guston: 1954-1958 at L&M Arts, by John Yau The Art World on Facebook: A Primer, by Sharon L. Butler   […]

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Tony Smith: Sculpture, Painting, Drawing, Matthew Marks Gallery (522 W. 22nd), New York, NY

    Installation view  September 13 — October 25, 2008 The exhibition presents two large-scale sculptures, Willy (1962) and New Piece (1966), made in Smith’s signature steel, painted black. Accompanying these works is a set of twenty charcoal drawings from 1954 and a single 14-foot long black and white painting, both of which represent the artist’s largest works in their respective mediums. Together, the works in this exhibition illustrate the diverse nature of Smith’s oeuvre. […]

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Tony Smith: Smoke, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA

    Opens February 16, 2008 Smoke, an asymmetrical network of 43 connected geometric elements fashioned from black-painted aluminum, now fills the 60-foot high atrium leading into the Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Ahmanson Building, part of the original campus that recently has been renovated to join the new $56 million Broad Contemporary Art Museum, designed by Renzo Piano on Wilshire Boulevard. The renovations open on February 16.

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Interview with Linda Francis, by Matthew Deleget

The following interview was published on MINUS SPACE in December 2004 in conjunction with Linda Francis’ spotlight exhibition.   Matthew Deleget: I would like to begin our interview with a brief discussion of your background. You were born and raised in New York City (The Bronx). What was you first contact with the arts? Was visual art something that was understood and supported?   Linda Francis: At the time, one could get a decent education […]

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Tony Smith at Matthew Marks Gallery, Anish Kapoor at Barbara Gladstone Gallery, by Michael Brennan

If only everything were so black and white. The Tony Smith show at Matthew Marks was essentially all black, while the Anish Kapoor show next door at Barbara Gladstone, which was entitled “Whiteout”, was whiter than a teenage divas’ wedding cake. Both shows included heavyweight works by two sculptors mainly preoccupied with the matrimony of the material to the immaterial. Although the artists are generations apart (Smith died in 1980 at age 68 and Kapoor […]

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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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