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Tomma Abts

Dm-7 Ali Baba-like treasure trove at PSM   Pick-button-5bf6c1b36c3b74ec8f312c7c9f6f1ae3
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Tomma Abts, Richard Aldrich, John M Armleder, Monika Baer, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Verne Dawson, Jules de Balincourt, Philippe Decrauzat, Katharina Grosse, Wade Guyton, Daniel Hesidence, Richard Hoeck, Nathan Hylden, Tony Just, Jacob Kassay, Jutta Koether, Michael Krebber, David Malek, John Miller, Bernd Ribbeck, Thomas Scheibitz, Anja Schwörer, Amy Sillman, Josh Smith, Charline von Heyl, Kelley Walker, Jens Wolf at PSM gallery June 3rd, 2009 - July 18th, 2009
Posted 6/25/09

With "Cave Paintings" at the PSM gallery, Bob Nickas has arranged a taster for "Painting Abstraction," his survey book on the subject that will be published with Phaidon in September. Nickas cherry-picked a vastly varied selection of artists for the show after months of studio visits in New York, Los Angeles, London, Paris and Berlin. What the contributors all share is the ability to raise constructive questions about the nature of painting and to push and play with technique while also providin... [more]

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Tomma Abts at Hammer Museum July 27th, 2008 - November 9th, 2008
Posted 8/3/08

In this exhibit of 15 paintings and 10 drawings, Tomma Abts re-examines geometric abstraction in works that reveal the process as well as the final conclusion. Through both layering and erasure, she builds up the surfaces of her paintings with acrylic and oil, leaving traces of each meticulous move. She uses no external images, and therefore does not abstract from anything: the lines themselves seem to search and seek for their ultimate forms. Abts has said of her own work, "The forms don't sy... [more]

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