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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Ward Jackson 1928-2004: A Survey of Five Decades, David Richard Contemporary, Santa Fe, NM

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Ward Jackson was born and grew up in Petersburg, Virginia. He studied painting at the Richmond Polytechnic Institute of the College of William and Mary, now Virginia Commonwealth University, earning his Master's Degree there in 1952. While still in school Jackson began the correspondence with Guggenheim curator Hilla Rebay that would eventually lead to his long tenure with that institution.

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Richard Roth: No Hazmats, Tomlinson Kong Contemporary, New York, NY

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Roth’s paintings are reductive objects and talismans of contemporary culture. Though geometric in appearance, the paintings reference such diverse sources as product and package design, masks, nature, architecture or contours of the body. The saturated color palette is painted in either Flashe or acrylic.

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Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists, Joel and Lila Harnett Museum of Art, University of Richmond, Richmond, VA

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Art=Text=Art: Works by Contemporary Artists features 72 works created between 1960 and 2011, that include text or reference textual elements. Many of the works reflect developments in modern and contemporary art and critical theory, and relate to concurrent politics, history, and philosophy.

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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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The Carnival and Serene: Richard Roth, by Brent Hallard, Visual Discrepancies blog, March 26, 2009

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    Richard Roth, Full Cleveland, 2007 Flashe on Birch plywood 11 3/8 x 8 x 4 inches Brent Hallard: It seems to me that no matter where you position yourself to take these paintings in there are always two states forthcoming, though perhaps not always on view at the same time. Separately these different moods evoke, for example in ‘Full Cleveland’ or ‘Happy Hour’, the carnival and serene. When the two states mesh, it’s generally […]

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Ron Johnson: New Work, Reynolds Gallery, Richmond, VA

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  Ron Johnson, On My Trail (detail), 2008 Acrylic on panel, 48 x 48 inches January 23 – March 7, 2009 Reynolds Gallery presents an exhibition of new paintings by Ron Johnson. Ron Johnson’s paintings are exquisitely rendered abstractions in which light, color, and shape dance rhythmically, creating a transcendental and ephemeral experience for the viewer. The surface of the paintings appears wax-like, an appropriate effect in relation to the molten pools of color which spread and […]

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