Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Chelsea: Ivin Ballen

Ivin Ballen: Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall @ Winkleman Gallery.

Musical performances are scheduled throughout the duration of the show. For more info check out Sleepless in Seattle at Winkleman Concert Hall blog.

Chelsea: Before Again

Before Again @ Lennon Weinberg Including: Joan Mitchell, Louise Fishman, Harriet Korman, Melissa Meyer, Jill Moser and Denyse Thomasos.

Chelsea: Besides, With, Against and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture

Besides, With, Against and Yet: Abstraction and the Ready-Made Gesture @ The Kitchen.

Including: Richard Aldrich, Polly Apfelbaum, Kerstin Br├Ątsch, Jessica Dickinson, Cheryl Donegan, Keltie Ferris, Wade Guyton, Jaya Howey, Alex Hubbard, Jacqueline Humphries, Jacob Kassay, Jutta Koether, Nate Lowman, Seth Price, R.H. Quaytman, Blake Rayne, Davis Rhodes, Cheyney Thompson, Patricia Treib, Charline von Heyl, and Kelley Walker.

Beneath Chelsea: Cave Painting, Part 2

To coincide with the release of his new book: Painting Abstraction, Bob Nickas organizes Part 2 of Cave Painting @ Gresham's Ghost in the cavernous space below 511 West 25th Street.

Including: Monika Baer, Agnieszka Brzezanska, Anna Conway, Wayne Gonzales, Joanne Greenbaum, Richard Hoeck and John Miller, Nathan Hylden, Jacob Kassay, David Malek, Chris Martin, Joseph Montgomery, Olivier Mosset, R.H. Quaytman, Michael Scott, John Tremblay, Dan Walsh and Roger White.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Brooklyn: Minus Space & Tompkins Projects

KCLOG recently paid a visit to Minus Space and Tompkins Projects, a couple of great spaces that have raised the standard in terms of what defines an artist-run program.

Minus Space was founded in 2003 by artists Rosanna Martinez and Matthew Deleget in the Carroll Gardens/Gowanus section of Brooklyn. They are the only venue in the United States that is equal parts studio, exhibition space, and information resource that
is dedicated to the practice of reductive art. A strong emphasis is placed on building communities on a local and international level, culminating with last year's exhibition at P.S.1 to mark the 5th anniversary of Minus Space.

On view through Dec. 5:
Douglas Melini: It Flows Over Us Without Meaning



Founded by artists Milton Stevenson & Jeanne Jo, Tompkins Projects in Bedford-Stuyvesant has put together an impressive, inaugural exhibition in Abstraction Ain't Dead. The show includes collage, painting, and sculpture from Anthony Baab, Laura Braciale, John Fasano, Joshua Abrams Howard and Ziad Naccache. On view through Nov. 21.

John Fasano

Laura Braciale (left & right), Joshua Abrams Howard (center)

Anthony Baab

Ziad Naccache