press release

Michael Kohn Gallery is pleased to present a group show featuring major canonical artists working within a Minimalist framework from both the East and West Coast. East Coast Minimalist artists such as Carl Andre, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Sol LeWitt structured their practice around a vigorous dedication to formal, spatial, and authorial problems in art. Simultaneously, West Coast artists such as Larry Bell, John McCracken, Joe Goode, and John McLaughlin were forming their own response to these issues and developed a Minimalist aesthetic and set of principals that transcended the formal aspects of the movement and relied on a more spiritual and ethereal practice. Other artists who will be included in this comprehensive, historical exhibition are Agnes Martin, Robert Mangold, and Cy Twombly.