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A Hard Edge Barely Contains Them   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Karl Benjamin, Lorser Feitelson, Frederick Hammersley, John McLaughlin at LACMA - Los Angeles County Museum of Art December 21st, 2013 - June 29th, 2014
Posted 1/25/14

It may be hard to find, but Dave Hickey did a little catalogue for Karl Benjamin in 2007 (published by Louis Stern Gallery) that contained a sort of palate cleansing line that bears repeating. Actually it bears writing out in pen or maybe even reserving a little space on your pegboard: “One need only consider Abstract Expressionism, for just a moment, as just another style to see with a great deal of clarity that, in the Post World War II period, geometric abstraction, or op art, or hard edge pain... [more]

Eye to the Optical Sky   Pick-button-0f29c6c075c514ef3a12253f1d60018e
Gabriele Evertz, Vincent Longo, Doug Ohlson, Robert Swain, Sanford Wurmfeld at MINUS SPACE August 6th, 2011 - September 17th, 2011
Posted 8/28/11

Under the guidance of sculptor Tony Smith and critic Eugene Goossen, Doug Ohlson was hired by Hunter College in 1964. There he, Smith, and Goossen fostered one of America’s most influential networks of abstract color painters. At MINUS SPACE, “Pointing a Telescope at the Sun” presents five works by members of that clique in tribute to Mr. Ohlson, who passed away last year at the age of seventy-three. Ohlson and Longo share a late-summer palette with greenish browns, soft blues, rosy pinks, and... [more]

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