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Mark Dagley

Works on paper and recent editions

June 10th - July 7th 2007

Abaton Garage is pleased to announce its third exhibition by gallery co-founder Mark Dagley. Previously, Dagley has displayed paintings, sculpture and photography at Abaton Garage. His latest show is comprised of works on paper and limited editions, including items manufactured by Benton Card Company (a printer established in the early 20th-century, specializing in concert and movie posters), offset prints created at Kinko’s, a painting done over the internet, using giclée digital reproduction, and a suite of watercolors painted during the late 1980s, now being shown for the very first time.

Dagley engages familiar tropes of geometric painting and supergraphics--dots, stripes, sine curves, and systematic progressions--often taking them to extremes of physical practice. He has also been exploring unusual and/or low-budget means of mechanical production for several decades. This investigation eventually led the artist back to the craft shops he frequented in his youth. Colored glass, popsicle sticks, yarn, play-doh and hobby kits are among the various humble materials to be found in Dagley’s multifarious creations.

This exhibition is the first of several slated for 2007-08 that will either include or exclusively feature work by Mark Dagley. One of his recent “Benton prints” will be part of a summer group show at The Long Beach Island Foundation of the Arts and Sciences (curated by Starr Figura, Department of Prints and Illustrated Books, MoMA). An “online painting” will be displayed in Escape from New York at Australia’s Sydney Non Objective (curated by Matthew Deleget) later in the season. Dagley’s premier solo exhibit in London will take place this autumn at Up&Co, and in winter a select group of his paintings, sculpture and drawings from the late 80’s will be presented at Minus Space in Brooklyn.

Please join us as we launch this exciting series of events, June 10th from 3-7PM at Abaton Garage Refreshments will be served throughout the afternoon/evening. A live set of acoustic and electronic music by the artist and his colleagues will begin at 6:00.

Directions to Abaton Garage.


From NYC take the Newark-bound PATH train to Journal Square. Taxis are available on Kennedy Boulevard, directly in front of the station. The ride to Abaton Garage takes less than five minutes and costs approximately $7. If you prefer to walk, simply stroll down Kennedy Boulevard about 3/4 of a mile, until you reach Gifford Avenue. Then turn right; 100 is in the middle of the block.

Previous exhibitions 2004

Mark Dagley, June ~ July 2004

Tom Warren, August ~ September 2004

Alix Lambert, September ~ October 2004

Bill Schwarz, October ~ December 2004

Previous exhibitions 2005

Steven Parrino, April 2005

Cora Cohen, May 2005

Paula Gillen, June ~ July 2005

Michael Gentile, July ~ August 2005

Christine Krol & P. G. Six, August ~ September 2005

Amy Wilson, October 2005

James Biederman, October ~ November 2005

Roger Miller, November 20 ~ December 2005

Previous exhibitions 2006

Mark Dagley, May ~ June 2006

Judith Fleishman, June ~ July 2006

HD Martinez, July ~ August 2006

Don Voisine, August ~ September 2006

Sharon Gal, October 8th ~ November 1st 2006

Michael Gentile, November 5th ~ November 30th, 2006

Sibyll Kalff, December 3rd, 2006 ~ January 7th, 2007

Previous exhibitions 2007

Stephanie Campos, May 6th ~ June 1st 2007

Please visit the following Abaton Garage artists at their own websites

| Cora Cohen | Mark Dagley | Judith Fleishman | Michael Gentile | Paula Gillen |

| Abaton Archive | Books | Lauri Bortz | CD, Tape & Vinyl | Clothing | Contact | Cosmetics |

| Mark Dagley | Devorah Day | Distribution | Diversions | Elixirs | Abaton Garage | Home Decor |

| Implements | Jewelry | Mascots | Marianne Nowottny | Veena Sahasrabuddhe |

| Shell | Videos | Julia Vorontsova | Corbi Wright |


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