Gowanus Gallery Minus Space Moving to DUMBO

09/01/2011 10:39 AM |

Installation view from 2008 Mark Dagley exhibition.
  • Installation view from 2008 Mark Dagley exhibition.

The artists Matthew Deleget and Rossana Martinez founded the gallery Minus Space in 2003, and after years at its current location on 4th Street in Gowanus, they’ll open their fall season on the gallery-filled second floor 111 Front Street in DUMBO.

While Minus Space’s current group exhibition Pointing a Telescope at the Sun will remain on view at the gallery’s Gowanus location through September 17, Deleget and Martinez will make their debut in suite 226 at 111 Front Street during the wildly popular neighborhood-wide DUMBO Arts Festival, opening on September 23rd. That exhibition, a retrospective of the late minimalist Ted Stamm (1944-84), will remain on view through October 29, to be followed by an exhibition of works by the comparatively colorful painter Gabriele Evertz (November 5-December 17).

Minus Space marks an interesting (and, frankly, welcome) addition to the DUMBO gallery scene, which tends to be dominated by photography galleries (like Klompching and vii photo) and the conceptual-leaning non-profits DUMBO Arts Center, Smack Mellon and Kunsthalle Galapagos. Its focus on reductive art that is “characterized by its use of plainspoken materials, monochromatic or limited color, geometry and pattern, repetition and seriality, precise craftsmanship, and intellectual rigor” stands in sharp contrast to the lush photography and large-scale installation art the area’s galleries tend towards.