To explain gravity and the expansion of the universe physicists have come up with the theory of Dark Matter. Supposedly it makes up 83% of our universe although not even the finest of instruments can see, touch, smell, taste or hear it. Dark Matter in the arts refers roughly to the same principle. It is the part of the artwork that’s suggested but which is not there for the viewer to see. The three artists in Dark Matter all have their own methods of ‘suggesting’.
Waddington Custot Galleries, in collaboration with The Josef and Anni Albers Foundation, are pleased to announce an exhibition of paintings by Josef Albers, dating from 1931 to 1958. The exhibition includes early monochrome paintings from his Biconjugates and Kinetics series, as well as Variants , dating from the late 40s to 50s.
Installation view. March 23 – April 16, 2011 Sutton Lane is pleased to announce the first solo exhibition in London of New York based artist Rey Akdogan. On view is a new body of work which examines the apparatuses of atmosphere and how they can be taken apart. Lighting gel is a transparent, coloured material that is used in theatre and cinema to colour light, notably with the purpose to create particular atmospheres and lighting [...]
Jill Baroff, Triptych: Mechanic’s Dream, 2011 Graphite on Japanese Gampi mounted on rag Each 32 x 32 inches April 8 – June 25, 2011 Bartha Contemporary is pleased to present The Edge of the World, an exhibition of new works by Brooklyn-based artist, Jill Baroff. This will be the artist’s third solo exhibition at the gallery and features a large-scale wall installation, ‘Where I Leave Off and You Begin’, alongside a series of new ‘floating line’ [...]
Aleana Egan, laid flat, shrugwall, 2009 Mild steel, steel rods, split pins 130 x 150 x 1 inches February 3 – March 13, 2011 The Drawing Room is delighted to announce Aleana Egan’s first solo exhibition in London. Egan will make a new body of work in response to the architectural space and the immediate environs of the Drawing Room. Drawing forms the starting point of Egan’s work, with a sketchbook providing a repository for [...]
Alexander Calder, Blue and Yellow Sickles, 1960 Painted sheet metal and steel wire 32 x 60 inches February 8 – March 26, 2011 The underlying sense of form in my work has been the system of the Universe, or part thereof….What I mean is that the idea of detached bodies floating in space, of different sizes and densities, perhaps of different colors and temperatures, and surrounded and interlarded with wisps of gaseous condition, and some [...]
February 5 - March 12, 2011
MINUS SPACE is delighted to announce the exhibition Kyle Jenkins: Sunken Treasure. This is the Australian artist’s first solo exhibition in the United States and it will feature a new site-specific painting installation.
Vardo Caivano, Untitled, 2010 February 1 – March 12, 2011 Victoria Miro is delighted to announce an exhibition of new paintings by Varda Caivano, her second solo show with the gallery. Evocative, elusive, and exuding a quiet confidence, Caivano’s paintings present a series of explorations of the medium and the language of abstraction. In her practice, abstraction undergoes a rigorous examination, reinforcing this painterly territory as fluid, undetermined, and open for constant re-evaluation. Caivano’s works [...]
Wyndham Lewis, Composition, 1913 Collection of the Tate, London January 29 – May 15, 2011 From January 29 through May 15, 2011, the Peggy Guggenheim Collection presents The Vorticists: Rebel Artists in London and New York, 1914-1918, curated by Mark Antliff, Professor of Art History and Visual Studies at Duke University, Durham, NC, USA, and Vivien Greene, Curator of 19th- and Early 20th-Century Art at the Guggenheim Museum New York. This is the first exhibition [...]
Alan Uglow, 2002 Photo courtesy of Tom Warren Blog We just learned the sad news about painter Alan Uglow’s passing. We will post more information as soon as we have it.
Rudolf de Crignis, Painting #95029, 1995 Oil on canvas 32 x 32 inches January 16 – March 26, 2011 Bartha Contemporary is proud to announce the forthcoming exhibition of works by Stephan Baumkötter (DE, 1958 – ) + Rudolf de Crignis (CH / USA, 1948 – 2006). The exhibition will feature selected paintings and works on paper, demonstrating the distinct characteristics of these exceptional artists and their significant contribution to contemporary painting. Over the past [...]
Carl Andre, Grecrux, 1985 January 19 – March 05, 2011 Sadie Coles HQ is delighted to present an exhibition of stone sculptures by Carl Andre, comprising a sequence of works in Icelandic basalt and two major works in travertine. Throughout his fifty year career, Andre has created sculptures by placing standard units of stone, metal or wood in simple geometric arrangements. In early works such as Equivalents (1966; eight different configurations of 120 bricks) and [...]
Peter Hedegaard, Colour Sequence [blue/green/yellow], 1975 Screenprint 22 x 30 inches December 3, 2010 – February 19, 2011 Rocket/Jonathan Stephenson presents paintings and screenprints by the Danish-born Londoner Peter Hedegaard (1929-2008). This is the first solo exhibition of Hedegaard’s work for thirty-five years. Rocket’s exhibition includes a cross-section of Hedegaard’s paintings from the early 1970s. In 1974 Hedegaard was a prize winner in the John Moore’s Painting Prize and Rocket will be showing ‘Green and [...]
Kate Beck, Anxieties and Alienations, 2010 Poured oil, enamel and powdered graphite on aluminum 89 x 184 inches October 28 – December 11, 2010 Pelavin Gallery is proud to announce a solo exhibition of recent work by american artist, Kate Beck. this show will include large scale poured oil paintings and graphite drawings on aluminum panel. this will be Beck’s first solo exhibition at the gallery, and in New York city. In this new body [...]
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.
Billy Gruner, Punk Painting – Sound Installation, 2010 October 15 – November 7, 2010 Curated by Billy Gruner of SNO in Sydney, Jan van der Ploeg of PS in Amsterdam and Tilman of CCNOA in Brussels. UND 6 – INTERCONTINENTAL is a group show of international artists exhibiting at Schwartz Gallery working within what could broadly be described as non-objective contemporary art. Organised by artists-curators Tilman, Jan Van der Ploeg and Billy Gruner, it is [...]
Geraldo de Barros, Pampulha, Sao Paulo, Brazil, [From the Series Fotoforma], 1949 Silver gelatin, 29 x 28 cm Edition 5 of 15, Print 2006 September 8 – October 6, 2010 Austin/Desmond Fine Art, London is delighted to present Abstraction-Creation, an exhibition uniting twenty-nine abstract artists from South America and Europe. The title Abstraction-Creation refers to the European abstract art movement of the same name founded by Theo van Doesburg in Paris in 1931. This somewhat loose [...]
June 26 - July 31, 2010
MINUS SPACE is delighted to present the first installment of the Brussels, Belgium-based Center for Contemporary Non-Objective Art's (CCNOA) most recent initiative 30/30 – Image Archive Project (IAP).
Installation view May 14 – June 19, 2010 Rocket presents new paintings from the ‘Black Circle’ series by the Chicago-based artist, writer and curator Michelle Grabner. This is Grabner’s fifth exhibition at Rocket.
March 30 – May 29, 2010 The Mayor Gallery is hosting an exhibition of works by Argentinean born artist Luis Tomasello, with his first solo exhibition in the UK. Tomasello, a leading representative of Latin American Kinetic art, worked extensively in Paris from the late 1950s onwards exhibiting with Galerie Denise René, alongside Victor Vasarely and Jesús Rafael Soto. Born in La Plata in 1915, Tomasello studied at the Academy of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires, [...]
Installation view December 7, 2009 – April 25, 2010 This display provides an overview of the first decades of the computer’s history in art and design. It includes some of the earliest computer-generated works in the V&A’s collections, many of which have never been exhibited in the UK before. From the 1960s until the early 1980s, digital pioneers worked directly with computer hardware and software to produce graphic images unlike anything that had gone before. [...]
Anne Appleby, Little Sweet Pea, 2008 Oil and wax on wood, 36.6 36.6 inches Both followers of artist and colour theorist Josef Albers, the American painter Anne Appleby and German artist Kuno Gonschior have a common aspiration of capturing colours, by means of abstraction and through analytical observation of natural experiences. Anne Appleby (born 1954), former Bay area painter, who works and lives in Montana, is often referred to as a Colour Field artist from her [...]
March 5 – April 24, 2010 An exhibition of art and design from three legends of mid-century Danish modernism: 1950s Krenit bowls by Herbert Krenchel; the Getama Daybeds by Hans Wegner; and Danish Konkrete paintings by Ib Geertsen.
Terry Haggerty, Recoil, 2009 Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 180 cm January 15 – February 27, 2010 Andreas Grimm Gallery presents a solo exhibition with new works by Terry Haggerty. Haggerty’s interest has “always been… in how we arrive at abstraction”. His works appear to play with the three-dimensional affects of trompe l’oeil and with theories of color in art and design from early in the last Century. They also refer to modern abstract iconography, in [...]
Installation view December 4, 2009 – January 17, 2010 Bartha Contemporary presents a solo exhibition by German artist Hartmut Böhm (b. 1938). The artist’s second solo show with the gallery entitled ‘Wandzeichnungen’ will showcase site-specific wall drawings, a key aspect in the artist’s oeuvre. Hartmut Böhm’s investigation of geometric abstraction is routed in a continued interest in the core values of European ‘Konkrete’ Art. Despite the fact that Böhm is not a dogmatist, his use [...]
Installation view November 13 – December 22, 2009 A solo exhibition by the late British artist Jeremy Moon (1936-1973).
Cedric Christie, Pink Painting, 1996-2009 Metal, paint, glass, plastic, 151 x 400 x 32 cm October 16 – November 14, 2009 A mantelpiece, formal remnant of the domestic architecture that once tied house to hearth, is also a form of subverted frame. Objects placed on top of this structure are exalted from the economy of the everyday into the realms of the ornamental. While a frame acts to hermetically seal value within its perimeters, a [...]
Beat Zoderer, Flicken-Pavillon No.1/08, 2008 Acrylic paint on strips of sheet metal, strings, wires, riveted 440 x 770 x 580 cm Temporary installation at Haus Konstruktiv, Zürich October 9 – November 22, 2009 Bartha Contemporary is delighted to present an exhibition of new works by Swiss artist Beat Zoderer. The artist’s second solo exhibition with the gallery entitled ‘Sourceless Fields’ will feature recent Eternit reliefs, sculptures as well as works on paper. Made since the [...]
Installation view September 17 – October 24, 2009
Nasreen Mohamedi, untitled, undated Pen, pencil and ink on paper, 49.5cm x 69 cm Courtesy Glenbarra Art Museum Collection, Japan September 5 – November 15, 2009 Nasreen Mohamedi (1937–1990) was born in Karachi, (formerly India, now Pakistan) before moving to Mumbai. She travelled abroad to study, spending time in London at Saint Martin’s School of Art (1954–57) and in Paris. After extensive travels to Iran and Turkey in the 60s, she returned to India and [...]
Installation view with works by Tilman, John Nixon & Julian Dashper (left to right) August 23 – September 27, 2009 HICA, The Highland Institute for Contemporary Art, is to host an exhibition of artists’ work from PS gallery, Amsterdam, opening on Sunday 23rd August, 2009. Concrete Now! Introducing PS will present work from artists who have exhibited with PS, including Julian Dashper, Michelle Grabner, Gerold Miller, John Nixon, Jan van der Ploeg, and Tilman. A [...]
Mira Schendel, Untitled- ‘Notebook’ series’, c. 1970 Letraset on paper, 22.5 x 22.5 x 7cm June 2 – July 11, 2009 Stephen Friedman Gallery presents an exhibition of monotypes and other works from the Estate of the Brazilian artist Mira Schendel (b. 1919, Zurich d. 1988, São Paulo). This two-part exhibition encompasses an in-depth survey of the artist’s works and includes seminal drawings from the 1960s and paintings, objects and collages from the 1950s to the [...]
Mark Grotjahn, Untitled (Yellow Butterfly I Red P MARK GROTJAHN 07 781), 2007 Oil on linen, 63 x 53 inches May 30 – July 31, 2009 “I have an idea as to what sort of face is going to happen when I do a “face painting”, but I don’t exactly know what color it will take, or how many eyes it’s going to have, whereas the “butterfly paintings” are fairly planned out. They’re still intuitive, but I [...]
The Danish artist Ib Geertsen died on Wednesday, June 3, 2009. Geertsen is survived by his wife Birthe, and their grandson and granddaughter. The funeral will take place on June 12 at Timotheus Kirken, Valby, Copenhagen where there is a stained-glass window designed by Geertsen. “Ib Geertsen is the grand old man of Danish abstraction, but was little known in the UK until he was championed by London’s Rocket Gallery in a recent group [...]
Jeremy Moon, Untitled (2/70) Acrylic on canvas, 96 x 130 inches June 5 – July 25, 2009 Rocket presents an exhibition of paintings made between 1970 and 1973 by the late Jeremy Moon (British, 1934-1973). These paintings are the ‘mature’ work of Jeremy Moon whose career was cut tragically short by a motorcycle accident in November 1973. Rocket has represented the estate of Jeremy Moon since 2004 and this will be their third solo show.
Peter Halley, Six Prisons, 2009 Acrylic, Day-Glo acrylic and Roll-a-Tex on canvas 66.5 x 84 inches June 3-27, 2009 Waddington Galleries presents an exhibition of seven new paintings by Peter Halley. The paintings show the continued development of a select group of forms that Halley has been engaged with over the last three decades: “cells”, “conduits”, “windows” and “prisons”. Three of the paintings, “The Unseen” (2009),”Dust” (2009) and “Forever” (2009), draw on the duality [...]
Stefana McClure, A Clockwork Orange: Closed captions to a film by Stanley Kubrick, 2009 Wax transfer paper mounted on rag, 36.6 x 53.6 cm Private collection, London May 8 – June 27, 2009 Bartha Contemporary is delighted to announce ‘The Blue Planet’, Stefana McClure’s first solo exhibition with the gallery. The New York-based artist’s first UK solo exhibition will feature a major new eight-part drawing based on the legendary BBC documentary series of the [...]
Work by Julian Dashper April 24 – June 18, 2009 The gallery presents two painters John Nixon (b. 1949) living in Melbourne, Australia and Julian Dashper (b. 1960) based in Auckland, New Zealand, who have exhibited in our Foley street location back in 1997. Both are concerned with ‘painting’ as a subject rather then a process, opening up the lexicon of possibilities for painting in general, painting not as a vehicle for personal narrative [...]
Josef Albers, Study for Homage to the Square, 1961 Oil on masonite, 32 x 32 inches April 1 – May 2, 2009 Waddington Galleries presents an exhibition of paintings by Josef Albers from his Variant and Homage to the Square series, dating from 1947 to 1971. The earliest painting in the exhibition is Variant: “White and Grey with Two Yellows and Two Greens” (1947–1955). Albers started the Variant series in 1947, a year which [...]
Roni Horn, You are the Weather, 1994—1995 64 C-printed photographs and 36 gelantine-silver prints 26.5 x 21.4 cm / 10 7/16 x 8 7/16 in ea Installation view, Matthew Marks Gallery, New York, 1996 February 25 – May 25, 2009 Roni Horn is an American artist who has been making work since the 1970s. Horn worked through the legacy of minimalism yet developed her own concerns with memory and identity, and this is her [...]