Don't Miss – London: Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker at Haunch of Venison through October 31, 2009

October 31st, 2009

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

Currently on view at Haunch of Venison in London is an exhibition that explores the connections between four seminal artists; Enrico Castellani, Dan Flavin, Donald Judd, and Günther Uecker. The exhibition includes works from 1964 to today from these four artists who were born within six years of each other and shared aesthetic objects while working on different sides of the Atlantic.

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

While these four artists may share similar birth dates, aesthetic objects and similar problems to overcome; they all hail from significantly different backgrounds. Castellani trained as an architect in Brussels, Uecker went to art school and the Kunstakademie in the former German Democratic Republic, while Flavin and Judd studied art history and philosophy respectively in the US.

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Enrico Castellani’s ‘Superficie Argento’ via Haunch of Venison

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Günther Uecker’s ‘Licht-Schlitz (Light Line)’ via Haunch of Venison

The shared concerns of these artists are cleverly revealed in this exhibition: objecthood, new materials, structure, surface, volume and light all appear as important to these artists. The work of Judd and Flavin converts space into ‘objects’. Both Castellani and Uecker, two artists rarely seen in London, explore the properties of the two dimensional surface by using nails to liberate the surface from compositional restrictions and create space and volume. Uecker and Flavin both share an interest in the use of light and incorporate light sources within their work. The connections between the four artists are manifold and revealing.

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

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Enrico Castellani’s ‘Superficie Rossa’ via Haunch of Venison

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

From these comparisons, also appear interesting contrasts; the monochrome relief surfaces of Castellani contrast with Uecker’s canvases pierced by nails, and Judd’s immaculate industrial objects.

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Donald Judd’s ‘Untitled’ via Haunch of Venison

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Günther Uecker’s ‘Weisse Stelle (White Place)’ via Haunch of Venison

In his seminal 1965 text Specific Objects, Judd wrote of an art that was ‘neither painting nor sculpture’, before including both Flavin and Castellani in his survey of the ground–breaking developments in the art of the time. The exhibition promises to be revelatory, setting emblematic works by Judd and Flavin in a European context and asserting the importance of contemporary innovations

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

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Dan Flavin’s ‘Untitled (to Barbara Lipper)’ via Haunch of Venison

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Günther Uecker’s ‘Ecke (Corner)’ via Haunch of Venison

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Installation view of Castellani/Flavin/Judd/Uecker via Haunch of Venison

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Dan Flavin’s ‘untitled (to Donna 5a)’ via Haunch of Venison

Related Links:
[Haunch of Venison]
Video: Günther Uecker interview – Culture Minute


Dayton Daily News (Dayton, OH) February 10, 2005 | From staff reports IMMUNIZATION CLINICS SET FOR TWO SITES Childhood immunizations are being offered at the Harrison Twp. Community Center, 5945 N. Dixie Drive, on the third Thursday of each month and at the Englewood Government Center, 333 W. National Road, on the third Tuesday of each month. The next shot clinic at the Harrison Twp. center will be from 4 to 6 p.m. Feb. 17. The next clinic at the Englewood site will be 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday.

The immunizations are available for all children 18 and younger at outreach clinic sites operated by the Combined Health District of Montgomery County as part of the “KISS Your Child” Immunization Program. The goal of this program is to fully immunize 90 percent of all children under the age of 2 in Montgomery County. There are no family income requirements to receive immunizations and the vaccines are of the highest quality.

A registered nurse will administer the immunization shots, which include DTaP, polio, Hib, comvax, hepatitis B, MMR, chicken pox and tetanus-diphtheria. Prevnar is available on a limited basis to those that qualify.

Parents or legal guardians must bring the child’s shot record and insurance card with them. No child will be turned away due to inability to pay. go to site greenville daily news

For more information, call the health district’s Immunization Clinic, 225-4550.

CALL FOR ACTION TO MEET TUESDAY TROTWOOD — The Call for Action group is holding its next meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Trotwood Church of the Brethren, 208 E. Main St.

The anti-landfill organization will hear from a citizen’s legal representative, attorney Ellis Jacobs. All interested Trotwood citizens and business owners are encouraged to attend.

For more information, call Gayle Gibbons at 854-3482.

DAWSON’S NATURE PHOTOS IN DISPLAY LEWISBURG —- Bruce H. Dawson, a Lewisburg resident who teaches journalism at Sinclair Community College in Dayton, will display his digital photographs at the Darke County Park District Nature Center beginning Tuesday through Feb. 28.

The nature-oriented photographs feature fall and winter scenes, animals and birds.

Dawson will also speak on his experience as an outdoor photographer at the Darke County Birder’s Club meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 22, at the nature center in the Shawnee Prairie Preserve, 4267 Ohio 502 in Greenville.

Dawson, who is also the adviser for The Clarion, Sinclair’s student newspaper, has been writing a weekly column, On the Outdoors, for the Greenville Daily Advocate since 1997. see here greenville daily news

The Clayton native has won numerous awards for his outdoor writing and photography.

For more information on the nature center or the photography display, contact the Darke County Park District, 548-0165, or visit For more information on the Birder’s Club meeting, call 548-1137.

FIREFIGHTERS, RESCUERS NEEDED BROOKVILLE —- The Brookville Fire Department needs dedicated men and women to bolster its roster of firefighters, paramedics and EMTs. The 33-member department also provides emergency services to parts of Perry and Clay townships.

The Brookville Fire Department is a “combination” fire department, which means it is staffed by paid-on-call firefighters, paramedics and EMTs, who respond to emergencies from their homes and places of business and are paid for their services on an on-call basis, and by part-time members, who receive an hourly wage to staff the firehouse five days a week from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m.

Criteria for prospective recruits include, but are not limited to:

- Must be at least 18 years of age.

- Possess a high school diploma or a GED equivalent.

- Have a driver’s license, be in good health and be able to pass a background check and a drug test.

“Ideally, it would be wonderful to find men and women in the community who already have experience; that is, those who are certified emergency medical technicians or have fire training,” Brookville Fire Chief Jim Nickel said. “But we have opened the recruitment program to all residents who fit the criteria for service. For those who don’t have training, we will make classes available locally.” Following the recruitment process, the department will have a general meeting to allow prospective recruits to tour the city’s two firehouses and ask questions.

Applications are available at Fire Station 76 on Mulberry Street, or at the Brookville City Offices on Sycamore Street. For more information, call 833-2345 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday.

NORTHMONT LIBRARY PLANS SPECIAL EVENTS ENGLEWOOD —- The Northmont Branch Library, 333 W. National Road, is offering events this month.

A Northmoor Elementary School fifth-grade class has a display of their national “monuments” depicting different people and events at the library.

- Michael Trick of Dayton also will have a display of North America railroad memorabilia, some dating as far back as the 1880s.

- Looking Over Literature for fifth- through 12th-graders will be at 4:30 p.m. Feb. 17.

Copies of Al Capone Does My Shirts will be available for participants at the library’s Information Desk.

These book discussions are offered the first and third Thursdays of the month.

- The Fun Club for grades one through four will be 4:30 to 5: 30 p.m. Tuesdays, and preschool story times are 10:30 a.m. and 1: 30 p.m. Wednesdays.

For more details on programs come to the Northmont Branch, call 836-1610, or visit the library’s Web site at www.dayton

Library hours are 9 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday, and 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays.

From staff reports