Courtesy of Deitch Projects (76 Grand St)
TAUBA AUERBACH JOE BRADLEY PETER COFFIN XYLOR JANE MITZI PEDERSON ARA PETERSON
CONSTRACTION, an exhibition of conceptual abstraction curated by Kathy Grayson, opens at Deitch Projects on June 29, 2008. While our Spring 2008 exhibition SUBSTRACTION, curated by Nicola Vassell, explored street-inspired action painter abstraction, this sister exhibition complements our survey of new trends in abstraction by comprising the best of conceptual painting and sculpture.
Many young artists today are reviving strategies in abstraction that have fallen into disuse and reinvigorating them with contemporary concerns. Reshuffling the deck of conceptualism and minimalism, they use new technology and fresh sensibilities to further the projects of the last century’s best abstract artists.