Late Liberties, John Connelly Presents
625 West 27th Street, 212-337-9563; July 12 – August 24, 2007
Late Liberties is organized by artist and curator Augusto Arbizo in collaboration with John Connelly. �Much maligned and critiqued – and often used as strategy for conceptually based work – abstraction has been largely banished to the sidelines by an art world enthralled by photography, installation, animation and romantic figuration.” Works include soft and hardedge paintings, gestural and `expressionistic’ abstractions, as well as shaped and chromatically engaged `painted’ sculpture. Artists: Augusto Arbizo, Tauba Auerbach, Jeff Elrod, Kim Fisher, Dana Frankfort, Daniel Hesidence, Alex Kwartler, Carrie Moyer, Elizabeth Neel, Raha Raissnia, Wendy White, Michael Zahn
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Heralds of Creative Anachronism, D’Amelio Terras
525 West 22nd Street, 212-352-9460; July 12 – August 10, 2007
�Can the recent resurgence of abstraction be simply attributed to a reaction against an overload of romantic figuration or is there a renewed need for a universal language of this genre? The exhibition is a light-hearted attempt to create a movement, even a temporary one, for the duration of this exhibition.� Artists: Joe Bradley, Daniel Hesidence, Chris Martin, Roger White Read more at ArtCal.