Brooklyn current show at Minus Space (111 Front Street, Suite 226, Brooklyn, NY 11201) is different, no doubt.
As we reported a few days ago, Minus Space is currently exhibiting ‘Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark’. On view now through Saturday, May 4 2013.
This is the New York-based artist’s first solo exhibition with the gallery and it features a suite of new paintings investigating the extremes of light and dark value in color painting. Then, a great challenge!
The paintings appear to be black and white upon first impression, but after closer examination, they reveal broader chromatic breadth… Yes, this is the point, because the works are extremely subtle, making them nearly impossible to photograph and really need to be seen in person… Sorry, but not everything can be virtual and sometimes, we need to stand up, go to the street, mingle with people and attend an event.
Here, you have found an excuse and opportunity: ‘Sanford Wurmfeld: Light & Dark’. Afterwards, tell us your impressions.
Be happy, Art is Everywhere!
His current retrospective exhibition “Sanford Wurmfeld: Color Visions 1966-2013” continues at Hunter College Times Square Gallery, NYC until Saturday, April 20.
More information: http://www.minusspace.com/
ABOUT THE ARTIST
Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY) has exhibited his work worldwide in solo and group exhibitions since the late 1960s. His solo exhibitions include Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Galerie Denise Rene, Susan Caldwell Gallery, Bard College (all New York), Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum (Hagen, Germany), Mucsarnok Kunsthalle (Budapest, Hungary), Talbot-Rice Gallery (Edinburgh, Scotland), Neuberger Museum (Purchase, NY), and Ewing Museum Gallery (Knoxville, TN).
In 1968 Wurmfeld was the youngest artist included in the landmark exhibition Art of the Real curated by Eugene Goossen at the Museum of Modern Art, NY. The exhibition traveled for the next two years to the Grand Palais (Paris, France), Kunsthaus (Zurich, Switzerland), and The Tate Gallery (London, England). Wurmfeld’s other museum group exhibitions include the American Academy of Arts and Letters, National Academy Museum (both New York), Dayton Art Museum (Dayton, OH), Long Beach Museum of Art (Long Beach, CA), Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum (Hagen, Germany), and Espace de l’Art Concret (Mouans-Sartoux, France), among others. Wurmfeld has lectured and written extensively on the history of color, painting, and abstraction. He has received awards from the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation, National Endowment for the Arts, City University of New York, and Dartmouth College. Wurmfeld’s work is included in collections worldwide, including the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, Metropolitan Museum of Art, Brooklyn Museum (all New York), Karl Ernst Osthaus-Museum, Sprengler Museum (both Germany), and Espace de l’Art Concret (France), among others.
In addition to his artistic work, Wurmfeld taught in the Department of Art at Hunter College from 1967-2012, where he educated and mentored countless generations of artists. Originally invited to join the faculty by sculptor Tony Smith and critic Eugene Goossen, Wurmfeld was Chairman of the department from 1978-2006.
MINUS SPACE’s programming is made possible by the generous support of The Golden Rule Foundation, as well as individuals. We thank you!
ABOUT MINUS SPACE
Now celebrating its 10th year, MINUS SPACE specializes in reductive abstract art on the international level. The gallery presents museum-quality solo and group exhibitions by pioneering emerging, established, and deceased artists at its Brooklyn gallery, as well as at other collaborating venues on the national and international levels.