Mark Dagley curates Banned in D.C., Ventana 244, Brooklyn, NY

Banned in DC, Curated by Mark Dagley, Ventan244, Brooklyn, NY, 2013

Ventana 244 is pleased to present BANNED IN D.C., organized by Mark Dagley. This exhibition includes the work of twenty-two artists whose connections with the Washington D.C./Baltimore art scene are multifaceted.

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Eye to Eye: Joseph Marioni at the Phillips, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

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Organized as part of The Phillips Collection’s 90th anniversary, Eye to Eye features a group of paintings by modern American artist Joseph Marioni in the context of the museum permanent collection.

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In the Tower: Mark Rothko, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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Mark Rothko, Untitled, 1964 Oil and mixed media on canvas 69 1/8 x 66 inches Gift of the Mark Rothko Foundation, Inc. February 21, 2010 – January 9, 2011 The second in a series of Tower exhibitions focusing on contemporary art and its roots offers a rare look at the black-on-black paintings that Rothko made in 1964 in connection with his work on a chapel for the Menil Collection in Houston. A recording of Morton […]

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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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Robert Ryman, Richard Pousette-Dart, Kate Shepherd, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

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Kate Shepherd, Marigold, 2009 A Summer of Modern Art at The Phillips Collection This summer, The Phillips Collection presents Robert Ryman: Variations and Improvisations, the celebrated artist’s first major exhibition in Washington, featuring rarely seen white-on-white paintings; Pousette-Dart: Predominantly White Paintings, an exhibition of luminous, poetic works created nearly without paint; and the latest project in the Intersections contemporary art series, in which Kate Shepherd incorporates her paintings and sculptures to create an immersive environment in […]

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Intersections: Flurries by Regi Müller, The Phillips Collection, Washington, DC

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Installation view On view thru May 2011 Regi Müller transforms the museum’s Vradenburg Café by installing hundreds of small, sculptural pieces mounted on the windows and walls. Cast in urethane and in the shape of “caps”—in mathematics, areas above or below a given plane—the pieces are arranged in the space to induce a visual progression from order to disorder. Of the same volume and tint yet of different depths and sizes, the caps are translucent […]

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Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection, Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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Anne Truitt in her Twining Court studio, Washington, DC, 1962 Photo by John Gossage October 8, 2009 – January 3, 2010 The Smithsonian’s Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden presents the first retrospective of the work of Anne Truitt (1921–2004), a pioneering figure in the development of American abstract art. “Anne Truitt: Perception and Reflection,” on view Oct. 8–Jan. 3, 2010, is organized by Hirshhorn associate curator Kristen Hileman. The exhibition features more than 35 two-dimensional […]

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Conversations in Lyrical Abstraction: 1958-2009, Conner Contemporary Art, Washington, DC

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Howard Mehring, Untitled (gray all-over), c. 1960-1962 Magna on canvas, 108 x 118 inches September 17 – October 31, 2009 Conner Contemporary Art presents Conversations in Lyrical Abstraction: 1958-2009, an exhibition that elicits visual conversations among work by Morris Louis, Alma Thomas, Howard Mehring Jeremy Blake, and Leo Villareal. Breathing luminous color and varying in media from stain paintings to digitally controlled light emitting diodes, this select gathering of abstract images showcases Lyrical Abstraction as […]

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Jaromír Funke and the Amateur Avant-Garde, National Gallery of Art, Washington, DC

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  Jaromír Funke, Spiral (Spirala), 1924 Gelatin silver print, 23.3 x 28.4 cm Collection National Gallery of Art May 3 – August 9, 2009 Jaromír Funke (1896–1945) was one of the foremost photographers of the 1920s and 1930s in Czechoslovakia, a country that stood at the forefront of creative photography during these two decades. In the first extensive presentation of Funke’s work outside Europe, some 70 works by the artist and leading contemporaries—including Josef Sudek […]

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Directions: Walead Beshty: Legibility on Color Backgrounds, Hirschhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

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  Walead Beshty, Six Color Curl (CMMYYC): Irvine, California, July 18th 2008, 2008 Fuji Crystal Archive Type C, Color photographic paper, 93 x 50 inches Courtesy the artist and Wallspace, New York April 30 – September 13, 2009 Los Angeles-based artist Walead Beshty creates photographs and sculptures that reconsider some of the fundamental premises of modern art. Beshty’s mesmerizing photographs blend an enduring fascination with modernist visual culture and an astute inquiry into the nature of […]

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The Panza Collection, Hirshhorn Museum & Sculpture Garden, Washington, DC

  Lawrence Weiner, REDUCED, Cat. No. 102, 1969  October 23, 2008 — January 11, 2009  The Hirshhorn Museum presents an exhibition featuring 39 important artworks from the late 1960s and early 1970s that were recently acquired from Count Giuseppe Panza di Biumo, one of the world’s foremost collectors of American and European contemporary art. Composed of works by an international roster of 16 artists, this acquisition substantially strengthens the Hirshhorn’s holdings of art from this […]

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Color as Field: American Painting, 1950-1975, Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington, DC

    Kenneth Noland, Following Sea, 1974 Acrylic on canvas, 98 x 98 inches February 29 — May 26, 2008 Color field painting, which emerged in the United States in the 1950s, is characterized by pouring, staining, or spraying thinned paint onto raw canvas, creating vast chromatic expanses. Exemplified in the work of Helen Frankenthaler, Morris Louis, Kenneth Noland, Jules Olitski, Larry Poons, and Frank Stella, these paintings constitute one of the crowning achievements of […]

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