PIER PAOLO CALZOLARI
February 21 - March 28, 2015
LAND, AIR, SEE
The case for Minimalism as a purely formal pursuit has been long acknowledged as painting a woefully incomplete picture of a crucially important aspect of Contemporary Art. Reductive practices, ideas, visions, distillations, variations, hybrids, de-constructions, formations, experiments and tendencies—along with simple geometry—have all partially informed the production of serious art from the latter half of the Twentieth Century to today. One could say there is a reductive and pervasive influence over much artistic creativity since the last 60 years or so.
This is made manifest through the work of artists Pier Paolo Calzolari, Ettore Spalletti, Carl Andre, Larry Bell, John McLaughlin, Joe Goode and Frank Stella, whose varied practices work toward an overall reconsideration of the art object. This group show aims to broaden our definition of Minimalism by including work that pushes the boundaries of structure, form, material, and production. Examining work by both domestic and international artists throughout the last sixty years, this show will also underscore how each artist renegotiates the relationship of the object to space and spectator.