clandestine, rebecca ward
GROUP EXHIBITION: SPACE BETWEEN
CURATED BY LOUIS GRACHOS AND STEPHANIE ROACH
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OPENING RECEPTION: JUNE 3, 2015, 6PM-8PM
JUNE 3 - AUGUST 14, 2015
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THE FLAG ART FOUNDATION
545 WEST 25TH STREET
NEW YORK, NY


The FLAG Art Foundation is pleased to announce Space Between, an exhibition featuring cross-generational artists whose works in contemporary abstraction investigate the seams, tears, and edges between two and three dimensions. The exhibition, curated by Louis Grachos, Executive Director of The Contemporary Austin, and Stephanie Roach, Director of The FLAG Art Foundation, will be on view June 3 – August 14, 2015 on FLAG’s 9th and 10th floors.

Artists include:
Sadie Benning
Douglas Coupland
Sarah Crowner
Svenja Deininger
Tony DeLap
Thomas Demand
Olafur Eliasson
Liam Gillick
Mark Grotjahn
Andreas Gursky
Jim Hodges
Roni Horn
Wyatt Kahn
Ellsworth Kelly
Agnes Martin
Kaz Oshiro
R. H. Quaytman
Julia Rommel
Sérgio Sister
Blair Thurman
Rebecca Ward
Rachel Whiteread

Inspired by Ellsworth Kelly’s superimposed canvases Blue Relief over Green, 2004, and Dark Red Relief with White, 2005, Space Between investigates the legacy and influence of abstraction on Western art, presenting a selection of artists that enter into a conversation on history, process, and form. Many of the works included within the exhibition deny simple classification, asserting the richness of the physical territory between painting and sculpture, as well as the emotive and evocative possibilities of gesture, color, and line.


Kelly’s layered canvases depart from the artist’s iconic flat-colored geometric compositions, combining color, shadow, and shape to create new dimension. Sadie Benning and Julia Rommel connect with the hard-edge color-field abstraction of the 1960’s, pushing outward against the edges of the canvas through their innovative use of materials. Kaz Oshiro’s sculptural paintings contort the physical plane of the canvas, playfully breaking the traditional hard edges in a brilliant shade of hot pink. Rebecca Ward and Wyatt Kahn further deconstruct the canvas and frame (at times thread by thread) to build new compositions. Jim Hodges, Roni Horn, and Rachel Whiteread explore implied space and transitional edges through their translucent and sublime works in glass. Agnes Martin’s hand-drawn grids, both delicate and austere, are ‘all-over’ compositions that impart order and dimension to canvas. R. H. Quaytman infuses abstraction with the architecture, history, and poetics of the specific space, themes that appear in the monumental photographic works of Thomas Demand and Andreas Gursky.


“Through a focused selection of work, Space Between contemplates the poetic and creative potential for abstraction to flirt and dance with the edges of opticality and experience, synthesizing a new space for the viewer,” states curator Louis Grachos.


About:
Louis Grachos has been the Ernest and Sarah Butler Executive Director at The Contemporary Austin since 2013, and is known for his groundbreaking curatorial work and arts administration. Previously, Grachos served as Director of Albright-Knox Art Gallery in Buffalo, NY, from 2003-2012. Grachos has held curatorial and administrative positions at the Americas Society Visual Arts Program, New York; the Queens Museum of Art, NY; the Center for Fine Arts, Miami; the Museum of Contemporary Art, San Diego; and SITE Santa Fe. A passionate advocate for the arts, Grachos has more than thirty years of experience in the museum field supporting contemporary art. He is committed to community collaborations, with a focus on arts education and outreach programming, and consistently strives to create an artist centric institutional culture.

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rebecca ward, the hole, michael stanaik
PRESS: HYPERALLERGIC
PRESS: AUJOURD'HUI
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artbrussels, rebecca ward, jacob hashimoto, guanpietro carlesso
ART BRUSSELS
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APRIL 25TH - 27TH, 2015

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RONCHINI GALLERY
BOOTH 3D34
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RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP: YADDO
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APRIL 2015
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SARATOGA SPRINGS, NEW YORK
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BENEFIT AUCTION: BALLET HOUSTON
CURATED BY BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY
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WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 18TH, 2015
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HOUSTON, TEXAS
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linear abstraction, rebecca ward, michelle grabner, SCAD
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rebecca ward, artgeneve, luxembourg & dayan

SOLO EXHIBITION: ARTGENEVE
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JANUARY 29TH - FEBRUARY 1ST, 2015
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LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN
STAND C23

GENEVA, SWITZERLAND

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ARTE FIERA
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JANUARY 23RD - 26TH, 2015
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BIBO'S PLACE
STAND B72
BOLOGNA, ITALY
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january, mixed greens
GROUP EXHIBITION: JANUARY
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OPENING RECEPTION JAN 15TH, 6:00-8:00PM

JAN 15TH, 2015 – FEB 14TH, 2015
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MIXED GREENS
526 WEST 26TH STREET, FIRST FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY
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SOLO BOOTH: UNTITLED
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DECEMBER 3RD - 7TH, 2014

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RONCHINI GALLERY
MIAMI BEACH

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INTERVIEW: HERO MAGAZINE
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GROUP EXHIBITION: SPOTLIGHT
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OPENING RECEPTION NOV 21ST, 6:30-8:30PM

NOV 21ST, 2014 – JAN 3RD, 2015
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BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY
4411 MONTROSE BLVD
HOUSTON, TX
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GROUP EXHIBITION: ALL THAT MATTERS IS WHAT'S LEFT BEHIND
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OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 18TH, 6:00-8:00PM

SEPTEMBER 19TH, 2045 – NOVEMBER 8TH, 2014
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RONCHINI GALLERY
22 DERING STREET
LONDON, UK
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PRESS
MODERN PAINTERS
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GROUP EXHIBITION: THE SHAPED CANVAS, REVISITED
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OPENING RECEPTION MAY 11TH, 6-8PM
MAY 13TH JULY 3RD, 2014
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LUXEMBOURG & DAYAN
64 EAST 77th STREET
NEW YORK CITY
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GROUP EXHIBITION: MATERIAL IMAGES
CURATED BY NATE HITCHCOCK
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OPENING MARCH 6TH
MARCH 6TH - APRIL 5TH, 2014
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VOGT GALLERY
NEW YORK CITY

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ART13 LONDON
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FEBRUARY 27TH - MARCH 2ND, 2014
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RONCHINI GALLERY
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REVIEW: NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS
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PRESS
NEW AMERICAN PAINTINGS: NOVEMBER PICKS
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SOLO EXHIBITION: SHUCKED & SILKED
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OCTOBER 25TH - NOVEMBER 30TH, 2013
ARTIST RECEPTION:
FRIDAY, OCTOBER 25TH, 6:30 - 8:30PM
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BARBARA DAVIS GALLERY
HOUSTON, TEXAS

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GROUP EXHIBITION: EXPERIMENT. STUDIO
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OPENING SEPTEMBER 27TH, 7PM
EXHIBITION RUNS THROUGH NOVEMBER 3RD, 2013
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APERTO GALLERY
ST. PETERSBURG, RUSSIA
190000 PIROGOVA LANE, 3RD FLOOR

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BENEFIT AUCTION: MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART DETROIT
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SEPTEMBER 5TH - SEPTEMBER 20TH, 2013
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DETROIT, MICHIGAN
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SOLO EXHIBITON: CROCODILE TEARS
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OPENING AUGUST 31ST, 2013
AUGUST 31ST - SEPTEMBER 31ST, 2013
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EAST HAMPTON SHED
30 BLUE JAY WAY
EAST HAMPTON, NEW YORK
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DIRECTORS: NATE HITCHCOCK AND HADLEY VOGEL
THE SHED BEHIND THE VOGEL BINDERY

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GROUP EXHIBITON: THIRTHEEN TWENTY THREE
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JUNE 14TH, 2013, 7PM
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964 DEAN STREET
BROOKLYN, NY
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TWO PERSON EXHIBITION: REBECCA WARD + CARLA ACCARDI
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OPENING RECEPTION: MAY 18TH, 2013, 12:00 NOON
MAY 18TH - SEPTEMBER 7TH, 2013
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BIBO'S PLACE
PIAZZA GARIBALDI, 7

TODI, ITALY

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RESIDENCY FELLOWSHIP:
ATELIER ALIGHIERO BOETTI
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MAY 2013
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TODI, ITALY
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recent press
ART TRIBUNE
ART WEDNESDAY
THE ART NEWSPAPER
ARTINFO
GARAGE MAGAZINE (interview)
THE UPCOMING
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SOLO EXHIBITION: COW TIPPING
OPENING THURSDAY APRIL 11TH, 6-8PM
12 APRIL - 18 MAY 2013
RONCHINI GALLERY + ARTNESIA, 22 DERING STREET, LONDON

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MY PAINTINGS WILL BE WITH RONCHINI GALLERY AT ART13 LONDON
MARCH 1-3, 2013
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ARTE FIERA
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JANUARY 25-28TH, 2013
RONCHINI GALLERY
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BOLOGNA, ITALY
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GROUP EXHIBITION: 239 DAYS
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OPENING JANUARY 4TH
CURATED BY STEPHEN MAINE
ALLEGRA LAVIOLA GALLERY
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179 EAST BROADWAY
NEW YORK, NY
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FAIR: MIAMI PROJECT
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DECEMBER 4-9, 2012
VISUAL ARTS GALLERY
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MIAMI, FL

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GROUP EXHIBITION: TIME AFTER TIME
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OPENING RECEPTION SEPTEMBER 5TH
SEPTEMBER 5TH - OCTOBER 4TH
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RONCHINI GALLERY
22 DERING ST
LONDON, UK
CURATED BY ARTNESIA
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GROUP EXHIBITION: ON PAPER
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SEPTEMBER 21 - NOVEMBER 9, 2012
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GALERIA YUSTO/GINER
MARBELLA, SPAIN
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PRESS: DOMUS
THE VIRGINS AT FAMILY BUSINESS
FEBRUARY 2012
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SCHOOL OF VISUAL ARTS
2012 MASTERS OF FINE ARTS
OPEN STUDIOS
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THURS. APR 26TH, 5-9PM
FRI. APR 27, NOON-8PM
SAT. APR 28, NOON-6PM
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133 WEST 21ST ST
NEW YORK, NY
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MFA THESIS EXHIBITION: JUST THE TIP
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ORGANIZED BY MIKE EGAN
SVA VISUAL ARTS GALLERY
FEB 24, 2012 - MARCH 10, 2012
RECEPTION: THURSDAY, MARCH 1ST, 6-8PM
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601 WEST 26TH STREET, 15TH FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY
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GROUP EXHIBITION: THE WAY BEYOND ART
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WATTIS INSTITUTE
CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF THE ARTS
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SAN FRANCISCO, CA
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INSTALLATION: STELLA MCCARTNEY
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SOHO FLAGSHIP
112 GREENE STREET
NEW YORK, NY

(ONGOING)
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GROUP EXHIBITION: ELBOW ROOM
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NOVEMBER 30 - DECEMBER 21, 2011
SVA WESTSIDE GALLERY
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133 WEST 21 STREET
NEW YORK, NY
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