Soto: Paris and Beyond, 1950–1970, Grey Art Gallery, New York University, New York, NY

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A key figure of the Paris avant-garde in the 1950s and ’60s, Jesús Soto (1923–2005) is widely recognized for his groundbreaking innovations in color theory, serial composition, and movement in art. Less well-known is the wide range of styles and mediums that he explored early on. Drawing inspiration from optics and serial music, Soto employed repeating geometric forms and superimposed surfaces to convey a sense of physical displacement.

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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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Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction, The Patricia & Phillip Frost Art Museum, Miami, FL

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Mercedes Pardo, Un pequeno sobresalto, 1973 October 13, 2010 – January 2, 2011 Embracing Modernity: Venezuelan Geometric Abstraction presents a historical overview of the origins of Venezuela’s abstract movement focusing on its early developments dating from the late 1940’s, to the 1970’s. It includes works by artists who were responsible for the growth of the movement at the national and international level, particularly in Paris where many of them resided at the time. The show, […]

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Panel Discussion: Abstract Art, A Living Legacy, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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Paul Henry Ramirez, BLACKOUT (installation view), 2010 Mural, paintings, relief, furniture & lighting A Centennial Commission, Newark Museum, NJ Photograph by Raymond Adams Wednesday, April 28, 2010 Reception 6-7pm, Program 7-8pm Free, pre-registration required. Call 973.596.6550 or e-mail: rsvp@newarkmuseum.org Newark Museum Billy Johnson Auditorium 49 Washington Street Newark, NJ 07102 www.newarkmuseum.org directions Matthew Deleget will moderate a discussion with an international group of contemporary artists including Lenora de Barros, Paul Henry Ramirez and Don Voisine. The […]

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Carlos Cruz-Diez: The Embodied Experience of Color, Miami Art Museum, Miami, FL

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Carlos Cruz-Diez, Cromosaturación (Chromosaturation), 1965-2008 Three chromo-cubicles, site-specific environment (florescent lights with blue, red & green filters) Courtesy of Americas Society Gallery, New York Photo by: Arturo Sanchez March 19 – June 20, 2010 Miami Art Museum presents an exhibition of interactive works by Carlos Cruz-Diez (b. 1923, Caracas). Carlos Cruz-Diez: The Embodied Experience of Color marks the artist’s first exhibition to focus solely on sensory chromatic environments and interactive projects. Internationally known as a leading […]

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Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s, Newark Museum, Newark, NJ

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February 17 – May 23, 2010 The first exhibition to bring together South American and US geometric abstraction, Constructive Spirit: Abstract Art in South and North America, 1920s-50s features more than 90 works by 70 artists from Argentina, Brazil, the United States, Uruguay and Venezuela. Constructive Spirit examines the connections, both conceptual and personal, among abstract artists, suggesting parallels that cut across time, national borders, and a range of media, including paintings, sculptures, prints, photographs, […]

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