Brooklyn events. Linda Francis exhibition ‘We Can Build You’ at Minus Space. From February 15 to March 23, 2013.
Minus Space is always offering high-quality exhibitions. That kind of exhibitions that show true art. ‘Art for art sake,’ critics would say.
Now, we have in front of another authentic artist, Linda Francis, who is looking for the roots of our art, philosophy and history. Then, for the roots of mankind with all their intricate secrets.
Where is the perfection? From the times of Pythagoras, in the circle. Should art look for perfection? The Renaissance and its Neo-platonic background would answer: yes! However, its Baroque children would oppose strongly (generation gap!).
Thus, artists have been in a constant dialogue. Some movements have represented the perfection and reason symbolized in the circle (Renaissance, Neoclassicism or Realism) and others the passion and movement of ideas and forms (Baroque, Romanticism or Surrealism).
Slow dialogue of a humanity waking from dark nightmares and blue desires. Quick dialogue after the vortex of the 20th century.
Linda Francis has absorbed all this old/new knowledge. Why does it happen if a perfect circle mixes with other circles? It can create eights and half-moons… Lattices, honeycomb and waves… One thousand and one forms that vibrate before our eyes awakening our imagination, suggesting the all possible forms, a complete and fantastic universe.
Black-white-gray. Linda Francis original management of forms gets that you can see your own colors, your yellow lands and blue seas, your pink figures and red sunsets, your purple wishes and green hopes… Yes, she ‘can build you.’
A great different artwork, of a great different artist, at a great different gallery: congratulations Linda. Thanks Minus Space for sharing Art every day.
Brooklyn events. Minus Space: 111 Front Street, Suite 226, Brooklyn, NY 11201
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About Linda Francis:
Linda Francis (b. 1943 in Bronx, NY) has exhibited her work nationally and internationally. She has mounted solo exhibitions at MINUS SPACE, MoMA PS1, Nicholas Davies Gallery, Condeso Lawler Gallery, Damon Brandt Gallery, Hal Bromm Gallery (all NYC), William Paterson University (NJ), University of Alabama (AL), New Arts Program (PA), Galerie Ghislain Mollet-Vieville et J.P. Najar (Paris, France), and Gallery Per Sten (Copenhagen, Denmark).
In 2012, Linda was included in the group exhibitions Neither Here Nor There but Anywhere and Everywhere at the gallery and MINUS SPACE en Oaxaca at the Instituto de Artes Gráficas de Oaxaca in Oaxaca, Mexico. Other recent group exhibitions include MoMA PS1, American Academy of Arts and Letters, Allegra LaViola Gallery, Janet Kurnatowski Gallery (all NYC), and Non-Objectif Sud (Tulette, France).
Linda is the recipient of awards from The Terra Foundation, American Academy of Arts and Letters, John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, New York State Council on the Arts, and Hunter College. Her work has been written about by critics including Yve-Alain Bois, Ken Johnson, Tiffany Bell, Carter Ratcliff, David Shapiro, Michael Brennan, and Ben La Rocco, among others, in publications such as Flash Art, Arts, Artforum, Art Press, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Artnet Magazine, Art in America, Artcritical, and The New York Times.
Her work is included in the collections of the Kemper Museum of Contemporary Art, Portland Art Museum, MIT List Visual Arts Center, University of Alabama, Louisiana Museum of Modern Art, Nordjyullands Kunstmuseum, Rogalund Kunstmuseum, Schlumberger Collection, Equitable Collection, and Philip Morris Collection.