inde/jacobs is in a new space designed by Claesson Koivisto Rune of Stockholm. The building explores elongated perspective and positive - negative spaces within a minimalist vernacular.
Donald Judd / Dan Flavin & others
Limited edition artwork by Donald Judd, Dan Flavin & other artists associated with the Chinati Foundation.
Beck / Hirschi / Stakle / Tabatabai / Vissers . . .
Artwork that focuses on materials and their manipulation with both primitive and contemporary tools. This is an logical extension of the minimalist focus on material.
VISSERS / TABATABAI
New minimalism / Marfa
Cecilia Vissers' and Hadi Tabatabai's artwork falls within a the category of New Minimalism. Although both artists have a deep affinity and understanding of the the early Minimalist movement, they are presenting something new.
Vissers has moved away from Judd's "a box is a box" or the minimalist's mantra that the artwork has no meaning. Her aesthetic is related to Donald Judd's and Ellsworth Kelly's, but her work has a spiritual connection to the landscape and the material that she uses. The cuts and mass of the harsh Irish landscape inform the cuts and the mass of her aluminum and steel wall panels. The energy of the landscape carries through her working process and ultimately from the artwork to the viewer. Although Judd may have been shy in admitting that he had created a spiritual place in his 100 untitled works in milled aluminum, at the Chinati Foundation in Marfa, TX, Vissers is not.
Her work soars in "light" and shifts step by step - bright orange turns to a rust (almost purple). Alchemy!
Hadi Tabatabai's artwork does not present "content." But it is an expansion of material and the working of that material. Thus, Tabatabai continues to experiment with materials such as thread and cast acrylic panels (in this exhibit). He explores the possibilities of the materials within his language of lines and grids. Suddenly, what appears two-dimensional is obviously three-dimensional. Tabatabai will work both sides of the acrylic panel. The vertical lines of the back are seen along with the grid on the front of the panel. Suddenly, the viewer sees a solid rectangle that does not exist.
Tabatabai explores the possibilities of material that was not part of the earlier minimalist movement.
The precision of both artists may evoke an initial response that this is "cool" art, but upon closer reflection the viewer recognizes that the sharp edges and craftsmanship reflect the spirit of the artist. The result is entirely human.
New approaches taken by artists that have looked back to the past and moved it forward into a new century. New Minimalism!
October 9, 2015 - January 9, 2015:
Hours: Wed - Sat 12-5.