Saturday, December 20, 2008

John Guthrie, FP3, Boston, Massachusetts, October 17, 2008 - January 10, 2009

Click here for the website of John Guthrie
Click here for the website of FP3

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Minus Space, PS 1 Contemporary Art Center, MoMA, Long Island City, NY, October 19, 2008-January 19, 2009

Curated by Phong Bui, publisher Brooklyn Rail

For Minus Space and links to most of the artists below, click here

Participating Artists: Soledad Arias, Shinsuke Aso, Marcus Bering, Hartmut Böhm, Richard Bottwin, Sharon Brant, Michael Brennan, Henry Brown, Vicente Butron, Bibi Calderaro, Melanie Crader, Mark Dagley, Julian Dashper, Christopher Dean, Matthew Deleget, Lynne Eastaway, Gabriele Evertz, Daniel Feingold, Kevin Finklea, Linda Francis, Zipora Fried, Daniel Göttin, Julio Grinblatt, Billy Gruner, Terry Haggerty, Lynne Harlow, Gilbert Hsiao, Andrew Huston, Simon Ingram, Kyle Jenkins, Mick Johnson, Steve Karlik, Sarah Keighery, Danny Lacy, Andrew Leslie, Daniel Levine, Sylvan Lionni, Lotte Lyon, Gerhard Mantz, Rossana Martinez, Juan Matos Capote, Douglas Melini, Manfred Mohr, Salvatore Panatteri, Dirk Rathke, Karen Schifano, Analia Segal, Edward Shalala, Tilman, Li-Trincere, Jan van der Ploeg, Don Voisine, Douglas Witmer & Michael Zahn

Douglas Melini

Max Bill: Das Absolute Augenmass, New Documentary Film by Erich Schmid

Click here for the home homepage of this film (in Enligh, German and French). The home page includes a detailed synopsis (essential for those of us who don't understand German) and a trailer.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Galerie Teufel, New DVD Release by Christian Asbach

Great new documentary featuring the late gallerist Heinz Teufel and artists Horst Bartnig, Manfred Mohr, Andreas Brandt and Zdenek Sykora.
Click here for trailer
For information, contact

Kerstin Gnauck, Heidrichs Kunsthandlung, Berlin, Germany, December 13, 2007 - January 24, 2009

Click here for the website of Kerstin Gnauck
Click here for the website of Heidrichs Kunsthandlung

Sunday, December 7, 2008

New American Abstraction, 1960-1975, Gary Snyder, New York, NY, November 8-December 20, 2008

Richard Anuszkiewicz, Karl Benjamin, Leon Berkowitz, Ilya Bolotowsky, Hilton Brown, Lawrence Calcagno, Clarence Carter, Francis Celentano, Roy Colmer, Gene Davis, Thomas Downing, Paul Feeley, Frederick Hammersley, Ward Jackson, Tadaaki Kuwayama, Lyman Kipp, Beatrice Mandelman, Howard Mehring, Rakuko Naito, Ray Parker, Milton Resnick, Max Schnitzler, Vivian Springford, Albert Stadler, Sidney Wolfson, Jack Youngerman

Roy Colmer

Wednesday, October 15, 2008

Tony Bechara: Grand Canyon, Lehman College Gallery, Bronx, NY, october 7-December 15, 2008

For the websie of Tony Bechara, click here.
For the website of Lehman College Gallery, click here.

Tadesky/Four Optic Visionaries, New York Times Review, October 10, 2008

319 Bedford Avenue, Williamsburg, Brooklyn

Through Oct. 19

D. Wigmore Fine Art
730 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan

Through Nov. 15

The eye-opening mini-retrospective at Sideshow is Tadasky’s first New York solo since 1969. What makes that stretch between shows especially remarkable is that he started out with such a bang. In 1964, three years after Tadasky came to the United States from Japan, the Museum of Modern Art purchased two of his circular Op Art paintings, and he was included in MoMA’s famous 1965 exhibition of perceptual abstraction “The Responsive Eye” with Frank Stella, Larry Poons, Bridget Riley and others.

Tadasky, who was born in 1935 and whose full name is Tadasuke Kuwayama, has not lacked for attention lately as Op Art has been resurrected by contemporary-art curators as an object of serious interest. He was included in “Extreme Abstraction” at the Albright Knox Art Gallery in 2005 and “Optic Nerve: Perceptual Art of the 1960s” at the Columbus Museum of Art in 2007.

Tadasky’s paintings from the 1960s look terrific. There are eight at Sideshow, and D. Wigmore’s group show has nine more, along with works from the ’60s by three other artists who were in “The Responsive Eye”: Richard Anuszkiewicz, Sue Fuller and Mon Levinson.

Using Japanese brushes and a simple rotating device, Tadasky created targetlike compositions of concentric rings on square canvases. Varying colors and the width of the rings, he produced uncanny, fluctuating effects of light, color and three-dimensionality. The paintings are hypnotic, and they have a Pop Art-like graphic punch.

Tadasky has continued to produce circular compositions in recent years, but he has veered away from Op Art. Paintings from 2008 at Sideshow are spacy and mystical, but they don’t compete with his captivating works from the ’60s. KEN JOHNSON

Sam Messenger; Straigtedge, Davidson Contemporary, New York, NY, September 23-November 1, 2008

For Davidson Contemporary, click here.

Friday, October 10, 2008

Four Optic Visionaries, D. Wigmore Gallery, New York, NY, through November 15, 2008

Sue Fuller, Mon Levinson, Tadesky, and Richard Anuskiewicz

For Joanne Matera's excellent and comprehensive report of this show, click here.

For D. Wigmore lick here.

Mon Levinson, White Moving Planes with Shadows, 1965-1968
21 1/2 x 21 1/2 inches, Plexiglas and mixed media constructio

Richard Anuskiewicz, Rosafication, 1970
60 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas

Tadesky, D-154A [Black and White], 1966
68 x 68 inches, acrylic on canva

Sue Fuller, String Composition #55, 1953
22 1/8 x 22 1/8 inches, Polypropylene thread construction

Friday, October 3, 2008

Monday, September 8, 2008

Tadasky, Optical Visionary; 1965-2008, Sideshow Gallerly, Brooklyn, NY, September 13-October 19, 2008

For the website of Tadasky, click here
For the website of Sideshow Gallery, click here.

Untitled, 2007, 42" x 42"

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Monday, July 7, 2008

Friday, July 4, 2008

Helga Groves, Gitte Weise Gallery, Berlin, Germany, July 4-August 30, 2008

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Mike Nemire, "HiColor." Janet Kurnatowski Gallery, Broolyn, NY, June 20-July 20, 2008

For Mike Nemire's home page, click here.

For review of show by Nora Griffin, click here.

The Speed of Colour, IS projects, Leyden, Netherlands

Erici de Nie, Tony Harding, Gilbert Hsiao, Henriëtte van 't Hoog, John de Rijke, John Tallman

Special limited edition of the artists from this show is available, for details click here.

John de Rijke

Outline, June 14-July 6, 2008, Leyden, Netherlands

Rene van den Bos,  Marja van Bijlevelt, Ger de Joode, Berrie van Koningsbruggen, Eliza Kopec, Els Moes, Tineke Porck, Pieter van der Toorn, Gerda Zaaijer

Ger de Joode

Eliza Kopec

Sunday, May 4, 2008

Spectrum, Metaphor Comtemporary Art, Brooklyn, NY; May 2-June 1, 2008

Gabriele Evertz, Margaret Neill, Julie Gross, Elizabeth Turhane

Gabriele Evertz, Four Reds and Iceblues
Acrylic on canvas, 108 x 144 inches

Frontlines: Notations from the Contemporary Indian Urban, BodhiBerlin, Berlin, Germany, May 3-June 1, 2008

Atul Dodiya, Jitish Kallart, Nataraj Sharma, Riyas Komu, Subosh Gupta, Vatisan Koorma Kolleri, Zarina Hashmi

For video of Subodh Gupta piece , click here

Suodh Gupta, Faith Matters

Manfred Kuttner, Works from 1962-64; westlondonprojects, London; April 30- June 7, 2008

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Sunday, April 20, 2008

Eugene Andolsek, American Primitive Gallery, New York, NY, April 18-May 31, 2008

Click here for information. For images, click here.
Untitled (296c)
Ink on graph paper
14 x 17 inches

Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Monday, March 10, 2008

Machine Learning #3, Gallery Sonja Roesch, Houston, TX, March 8 – May 3, 2008

Henry Brown, Terry Haggerty, Gilbert Hsiao & Doug Melini. Curated by Matthew Deleget.

Click here for Gallery Sonja Roesch site and installation photographs.
Click here for review from the New York Sun by John Goodrich.
Click here for aritcle from Houston Sun by Olivia Flores Alvarez.

Gilbert Hsiao, Go Off, 2006-7

Friday, February 22, 2008

Michelle Hinebrook, David Klein Gallery, Birmingham, MI, February 9-March 10, 2008

For more information click here

Blue and Yellow, 2007, 2' x 2' , Enamel on wood.

Sunday, February 10, 2008

SENSORY OVERLOAD: Light, Motion Sound and the Optical in Art Since 1945, Milwaukee Art Museum, Milwaukee, WI, January 24, 2007-October, 2009

László Moholy-Nagy, Josef Albers, Bridget Riley, Victor Vasarely, Al Held, Frank Stella, Peter Halley, Philip Taaffe, Bruce Pearson, James Siena, Stanley Landsman, Erwin Redl, Nam June Paik, Stephen Antonakas

Erwin Redl, MATRIX XV, 2007, LED installation with fiber-optics

Stanley Landsman, Infinity Chamber

Julian Stanczak, Fifth Third Bank Mural, Cincinnati, Ohio

Julian Stanczak, Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati, through February 11, 2008

For more information click here

Monday, February 4, 2008

New Perspectives in Latin American Art, 1930-2006, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY, November 21-February 25, 2008

Joaquín Torres-García, Alejandro Otero, Hélio Oiticica, Lygia Clark, Lygia Pape, Carmen Herrera, Geraldo de Barros, Leo Matiz, Willys de Castro, León Ferrari, Gego, Gerd Leufert, Mira Schendel, Waltercio Caldas, Anna Maria Maiolino, Victor Grippo, Guillermo Kuitca, Arturo Herrera, Gabriel Orozco, Carlos Garaicoa, and Santiago Cucullu.

Carmen Herrera, Untitled, 1952, acrylic on canvas, 25" x 60"

Carmen Herrera, Latin Collector, New York, NY, November 17-February 9, 2008

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Amarillo, 1971, acrylic on wood, 45 x 60 x 4 in.

Ludwig Wilding, Stereoscopics, 1965-Now, NAB Gallery, Chicago, IL, January 11-February 2, 2008

Q & A with Ludwig Wilding
NAB Gallery

Kresimotiv, 1972.

Saturday, February 2, 2008

Warren Isensee, Danese, New York, NY, January 11-February 8

For more information click here.

Ground Loop, 2007, oil on canvas, 48 x 60 inches