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Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy

MINUS SPACE is excited to announce the two-person exhibition Gabriele Evertz / Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy. The exhibition will present new works by two revolutionary New York City-based abstract color painters.
Working across a wide array of media, from abstract painting to installation to filmmaking, Sanford Wurmfeld has exhaustively investigated the subject of color for more than fifty years through its essential qualities of hue, value, and saturation. In his paintings, Wurmfeld mixes and modifies colors empirically by eye without relying on any supporting scientific or mathematical system, which he then overlays onto layered grids of shifting alignment. Wurmfeld believes the perception of color to be a highly subjective experience and he openly embraces differing, individualized responses on the part of the viewer. He states, “We each bring to the paintings some kind of baggage that is far from universal, and so each of these paintings has a different emotional content. I mean emotional as an almost visceral response, rather than a feeling you would name with words. I recognize that it’s there, but I don’t think it’s something that I’m particularly controlling for the viewer. I’m just creating something that creates a kind of visceral response in me.”
For further information about the exhibition and available works, please contact the gallery. Available works can also be viewed on our Artsy page: www.artsy.net/minus-space.

Sanford Wurmfeld (b. 1942 in Bronx, NY) has exhibited his work worldwide in solo and group exhibitions since the late 1960s. In 2013, he was the subject of a major 45-year survey exhibition entitled Sanford Wurmfeld: Color Visions, 1966-2013 curated by William C. Agee at Hunter College/Times Square Gallery, NYC. He has also presented solo exhibitions at Tibor de Nagy Gallery, Galerie Denise Rene, Susan Caldwell Gallery, Bard College, Maxwell Davidson Gallery (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.

colour exhibitions

Radiant Energy. Gabriele Evertz, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld, 2 February – 13 May 2018, The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901, USA, Main and Robinson Strolling Galleries

Radiant Energy — Gabriele Evertz, Robert Swain, and Sanford Wurmfeld
2 February – 13 May 2018
The Visual Arts Center of New Jersey, 68 Elm Street, Summit, NJ 07901, USA
Main and Robinson Strolling Galleries


Loving always [colour] as usual, Hsinchu, Taiwan
Hwei-Ian Chang
Solo Exhibition
11 December 2017 – 10 January 2018
National Tsing Hua University (NTHU) Arts Center Gallery

Rojo mexicano, La grana cochinilla en el arte, El pigmento de México en el arte mundial, 10 November 2017 – 4 February 2018, Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes <br />
Mexico City, Mexico<br />

Rojo mexicano. La grana cochinilla en el arte, Mexico City, Mexico
El pigmento de México en el arte mundial
10 November 2017 – 4 February 2018
Georges Roque, Curatorial Advisor
Museo del Palacio de Bellas Artes, Ciudad de México, Mexico

Gisela Meyer-Hahn, ColourLight, Temporary Exhibition, 17 October 2017 – 28 January 2018, Museum Tuch Technik, Neumuenster, Germany

ColourLight, Temporary Exhibition, Museum Tuch + Technik, Neumünster, Germany
Gisela Meyer-Hahn
17 October 2017 – 28 January 2018
Finissage 28 January 2017.


Free Air, FACE – Fórum de Arte e Cultura de Espinho, Espinho, Lisbon
Ana Pais Oliveira, Solo Exhibition
7 October – 11 November 2017
Opening: 7 October 2017, 4pm

Eisblau Zitronengelb Purpur. Experiment Farbe, Basel, Switzerland

Eisblau Zitronengelb Purpur. Experiment Farbe, Basel, Switzerland
Vernissage: 18 August 2017, 8–10pm
Finissage: 8 October 2017, 6–8pm
Venue: Voltahalle, Voltastrasse 27, 4056 Basel

Sanford Wurmfeld, II-18+B:2 (YGY-VBV:Ys), 2016, Acrylic on canvas, 150 x 229 cm

Gabriele Evertz / Sanford Wurmfeld: Polychromy, Brookly, NY, USA
Minus Space, 16 Main Street, Suite A, Brooklyn, NY 11201 (Dumbo)
8 July – 12 August 2017
(then open by appointment until September 4)
Opening: Saturday, July 8, 6-8pm

Colour Strategies in Architecture, Exhibition, 2016, Architectural Association – School of Architecture, London, UK

Colour Strategies in Architecture, London, UK
Architectural Association – School of Architecture
Front Members’ Room
12 November – 16 December 2016
Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00

This exhibition explores the potential of colour to modify space and the way in which buildings are perceived. Colour plays a significant role in architecture – affecting the atmosphere, meaning, spatial understanding and hierarchy of architecture, and of place. Whether inherent in material or applied, it can be used to tune and transform the way we perceive surroundings. Yet specific strategies employed by architectural practices in relation to colour are rarely considered in texts and colour is seldom integral to the discourse in architecture schools.
The exhibition and accompanying book are the products of a four-year international interdisciplinary research collaboration between the Haus der Farbe, Zurich and the University of Edinburgh. Drawing on examples from the 20th and 21st centuries, six different strategies are presented on the basis of buildings in Berlin, Zürich and Edinburgh: Painterly Promenade (Lux Guyer, Zürich), Tectonics Clarified (Basil Spence, Edinburgh), Immersive Pop (Rainer Rümmler, Berlin), Holistic Interplay (Hans Scharoun, Berlin), Hushed Tonalities (Reiach & Hall Architects, Edinburgh) and Second Layer (Knapkiewicz & Fickert, Zürich).
Over 350 colours observed in the projects were replicated in hand-mixed and hand-painted samples and are presented through abstracted ‘building portraits’ that show the proportion, palette and use of colour on specific buildings, and ‘visualisations’ that aim to communicate possible alternatives for a strategic use of colour in architecture.
Researched and produced by Fiona McLachlan, AnneMarie Neser, Lino Sibillano, Marcella Wenger-Di Gabriele and Stefanie Wettstein.
Supported by The University of Edinburgh, Haus der Farbe, Gewerbemuseum, Keim Paints and Clockwork Removals & Storage.

Gisela Meyer-Hahn, Danseuse in the Wind, Sculpture, Exhibition "Kunst im Fluss", Interlaken, Switzerland 21.9.-21.12.2016

Die Tänzerin im Wind/Danseuse in the Wind, 2016
Gisela Meyer-Hahn
Open-Air Exibition “Kunst im Fluss”, Interlaken, Switzerland
21 September – 21 December 2016

The form that originates from the two textile ‘wings’ spinning in the wind is perceived as a spiral. Fast rotation gives rise to a volume of ineffable colour that expands beyond the material’s surface – like a dancer in the wind. When the object stands still, it turns into a sculpture defining itself always anew through the changes of position and light – and thus attracting the eye of the visitor or passerby.

Die Form, die die beiden textilen “Flügel” im Wind bilden, nehmen wir als Spirale wahr. Schnelle Rotation lässt eine nicht mehr beschreibbare Farbigkeit als Volumen entstehen. Diese Drehbewegung scheint über die Begrenzung der Materie hinauszulaufen… Bei Stillstand wird das Objekt stets in neuer Form zur Skulptur, die sich auch im Wechsel des Lichtes immer wieder neu zeigt – und die Betrachter_innen innehalten lässt.

Climbing Tree Houses, Braga, Portugal <br />
Ana Pais Oliveira, 5 November 2016, <br />
Galeria emergentes dst, Rua do Raio, 175, shairart.com

Climbing Tree Houses, Braga, Portugal
Ana Pais Oliveira
5 November 2016 –
Galeria emergentes dst, Rua do Raio, 175

Ana Pais Oliveira, Maquette 1

O Bairro (Solo Exhibition), Maia, PORTUGAL
Ana Pais Oliveira
16 April 2016 – 14 May 2016
Fórum da Maia Centr’Arte
Rua Eng.º Duarte Pacheco nº 131, 4470-174 Maia, Portugal
Tuesday to Sunday, 9am–10pm

Sanford Wurmfeld, Grey Series, 2015, Maxwell Davidson Gallery, New York, NY, USA

Grey Series, New York, N.Y., USA
Sanford Wurmfeld
Until 23 December 2015
Opening Reception: November 5, 6-8pm
Maxwell Davidson Gallery
521 West 26th Street, 9th Floor
New York, N.Y. 10001, USA

Gisela Meyer-Hahn, Colour–Light Concert, 15 November 2015, Schleswiger Dom, Schleswig, Germany

Colour–Light Concert
Gisela Meyer-Hahn
15 November 2015, 7pm, Schleswiger Dom, Schleswig, Germany
Contact: gisela @ meyer-hahn.de

© Leonhard Oberascher, Colour–Light Object, 2015

Helios Chroma Kairos
Leonhard Oberascher
Exhibition at Fabrik BBK 600
Until 13 November 2015

Marcia Cohen, Color Mode Croquis and Cut-Outs, 2015

Color Mode: Croquis and Cut-Outs, Atlanta, USA
Marcia R. Cohen
Until 1 February 2016
ACA Library of SCAD Artist’s Book Room call 404 253 3196 for viewing hours
SCAD Atlanta 1600 Peachtree NE Atl. GA 30309
Artist Lecture: Tues, Nov 3, 8:00 pm
Digital Media Center – SCAD Atlanta
1611 West Peachtree St. 30309, Atlanta, USA

Yves Charnay, L’invisible a des limites. A la lumière de Eckhart, 2015

L’invisible a des limites: A la lumière de Eckhart
Yves Charnay
Art Élysées, Art & Design
Modern & Contemporary Art Fair
22–26 October 2015
Avenue des Champs-Eiysées, 75008 Paris, FRANCE
From Place Clemenceau to Place de la Concorde

Colour-Light-Center University of Arts, ZHdK, Misty Colour-Light Space and Explosions, 2015

FarbLichtNebel [Misty Colour-Light Space]
Florian Bachmann, Marcus Pericin
Colour-Light-Center University of Arts, ZHdK
12 and 17 September 2015


Gisela Meyer-Hahn: Glowing Colour of Wind Power Giants, GERMANY
5–11 September 2015, from dawn to midnight
Wind farm, Hof Wilhelm Borcherding, Hedwigenkooger Chaussee 1, 25764 Süderdeich (Büsum)
15–18 September 2015
Wind farm, Peter Looft, 25746 Norderwöhrden (am Nordende der A23)
22–27 September 2015
Wind farm, Hof Karl-Albert Brandt, Hauptstrasse, 25718 Dieksanderhof (Marne).
or gisela meyer-hahn

Markus Reisinger: Chromodynamics – Turquoise (Installation)
19 June 2015 – 31 January 2016
UniGraz@Museum/University of Graz
Sonderausstellung Licht und Schatten/Special Exhibit Light and Shadow
Universitätsplatz 3/KG, 8010 Graz, Austria

Barbara Diethelm: PADA PADMA – Schritte zum Lotus
Kulturforum Gartenflügel, Ziegelbrücke, SWITZERLAND
30 May – 28 June 2015
Barbara Diethelm investigates colour and movement and how they unite in a subtle and dynamic network to become a continuous dance of vibrating energy. An hommage to Beauty and the female Matrix of creation, this exhibition is part of her work starting in the south of India in 2012.

HAUS DER FARBE: Farbstrategien in der Architektur, Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Switzerland
Opening: Saturday, 9 May 2015, Colour Strategies in Architecture is an exhibition within the bigger exhibition ‘Der entfesselte Raum’.
Six different colour strategies applied to a selection of renowned buildings of the 20th and 21st centuries are analyzed in order to discover the spatial dimension of colour. This research project was realized in collaboration with the University of Edinburgh.

Pilar BELMONTE: Stained Glass for the Rose Window of the Cathedral of Albacete, SPAIN
7 May — 2 June 2015
Exhibition at the Colegio de Arquitectos de Albacete
500 years since the construction of the Cathedral San Juan Bautista de Albacete
Closing Lecture: 2 June 2015, 7pm
Contemporary Stained Glass by Pilar Belmonte

FARBKULTUR IM THURGAU. Pflegen und gestalten
Colour Culture in Thurgau. Maintain and Design.
From 23 January to 21 February 2014
Exhibition Opening: Wednesday, 22 January 2014, 7pm
Haus der Farbe Zurich, Switzerland
The publication is focused on regional and historic colour culture, including colour cards and texts.

PILAR BELMONTE: Color in Nature — A Critical Eye
18 June – 26 July 2013
Universidad Politécnica de Valencia
Escuela Técnica Superior de Ingenieros de Caminos Canales y Puerto de Valencia
Valencia, Spain

SANFORD WURMFELD: Color Visions 1966 to 2013
15 February – 20 April 2013
Opening Reception: February 15, 6-8pm
Hunter College, The City University of New York
Times Square Gallery, 450 West 41st Street (between Dyer and 10th Avenues)
New York, NY, USA
Gallery Hours: Tuesday – Saturday, 1-6pm

MARCIA R. COHEN. Color Story: Rome
Carnet de Voyages. Exhibit of Sketchbooks
ACA Library, Savannah College of Art and Design, Atlanta, USA
Until Feb. 16, 2013
Artist’s Talk: January 14, 2013, 6:30PM

SANFORD WURMFELD: Paintings from 1988 to 2011
9 November – 22 December 2012
Tuesday – Saturday
Artist Reception: Friday, November 16, 2012
David Richard Gallery, Santa Fe, NM, USA

LECTURE: October 27, 2011 at 7:30 PM
Ewing Gallery of Art and Architecture
College of Arts and Sciences
The University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA

Emilia RABUINI’s Work on La Boca
June 11 – July 4, 2010
Galata Museo del Mare, Genoa, Italy

Opening: March 27, 2010, 5.30pm
Torgiano, Perugia, Italia

System und Kunst der Farbe
Teil 1: FarbenKunst und SystemKünstler
October 24, 2009 – February 27, 2010
ALTANA Galerie

Marcia R. COHEN
June 19 – August 1, 2009
The Museum of Contemporary Art of Georgia, TULA Art Center, Atlanta, USA
Opening Reception: Wednesday, June 24, 2009, 6:30pm

E-CYCLORAMA, along with 43 other color study paintings
May 31 – July 19, 2009
Neuberger Museum, Purchase, New York, USA
The catalogue is available from the Museum shop of the Neuberger Museum.

May 8-30, 2009
Galeria da Sede da Ordem dos Arquitectos, Lisboa, Portugal
Opening: May 7th, 7pm

April 24–28, 2009
Spazio 30, Viale Vittorio Veneto 30, Milano, Italy

Bertolt HERING
April 18-26, 2009
Westwerk e. V. Admiralitaetstrasse 74, 20459 Hamburg, Germany

María Luisa MUSSO
March 31 – May 3, 2009
5° Bienal Internacional de Arte Textil – WTA
Av. del Libertador 999, CP1425, Ciudad de Buenos Aires, Argentina
Opening: March 31, 6.30pm

LED – Licht und Farbe inszenieren
November 8, 2008 – May 3, 2009
Gewerbemuseum Winterthur, Kirchplatz 14, 8400 Winterthur, Switzerland