January 5 - February 16
16 Main Street, Suite A
Brooklyn, NY 11201 United States
MINUS SPACE is honored to present the solo exhibition Julian Dashper: The Future. This is the late artist’s second solo exhibition at the gallery and commemorates ten years of his passing. The exhibition will highlight select art works produced during the 1990s and early 2000s.
Julian Dashper (1960-2009) is one of the most renowned reductive artists of his generation and was one of the gallery’s earliest international collaborators, starting around the time of our inception in 2003. Working across a wide array of media for nearly three decades, Dashper produced conceptually and aesthetically rigorous paintings, works on paper, installations, albums, performances, and ephemera. Much of his work concerns the connection between abstract art and popular culture. One recurring theme is the reading of international Modernism in New Zealand art, and how in New Zealand, great Modernist works are known largely through reproduction. Another topic of investigation is the art historical canon – the rarified list of artists regarded by culture in general as great.
A 25-year retrospective of Dashper’s work, entitled Midwestern Unlike You and Me, curated by Christopher Cook and David Raskin, traveled throughout the United States in 2005-2006, making stops at the Sioux City Art Center, Iowa; Sheldon Memorial Art Gallery, Nebraska; and Ulrich Museum of Art, Kansas. In the catalog accompanying the exhibition, Dashper published his text Untitled (on the 4th July) 2005, in which he writes 99 distinct aphorisms, including several prescient statements that have only grown more poignant since his passing.