Finding Space: Works from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection

Finding Space: Works from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection is presented by the Minneapolis office of Ascent Private Capital Management of U.S. Bank. This exhibition is curated by Tricia Heuring, a Minneapolis-based independent curator invested in continuing study of the collection through a SYZYGY curatorial residency and Jerome Foundation travel study grant.

The Gonzalez Hickey Collection is a significant collection of unique contemporary works on paper by over 400 early to mid-career contemporary artists from around the world. Ms. Hickey established SYZYGY, a curatorial and study platform to promote a deeper understanding of the nature of works on paper.

"The selected works are a small sample of this expansive collection, exploring one thematic construct that intersects with many others. It is a privilege that JoAnn offers curators, an opportunity to define their own space within her deeply personal collection. This is her sonnet presented as my haiku.”– Tricia Heuring

All artwork is courtesy of the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection.


Hernan Cedola, Algo Real

Hernan Cedola, Algo Real, 2013
acrylic on paper
12.5 x 9.5” each, 18 works
Courtesy of the artist and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami



Omar Barquet
Conducting Silence
(After Yves Klein), 2015
intervened digital print on paper
46 x 43”
Courtesy of the artist
and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami


Laurie Reid
Untitled (architecture series), 2007
watercolor on paper
12 x 16.75”
Courtesy of the artist


Conducting Silence (After Yves Klein), 2015
Untitled (architecture series), 2007

Finding Space: Works from the JoAnn Gonzalez Hickey Collection

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    Omar Barquet, Conducting Silence (After Yves Klein), 2015, intervened digital print on paper, 46 x 43”, Courtesy of the artist and Dot Fiftyone Gallery, Miami

    Omar Barquet uses silence and geometry as a way relating to space. A strength of this artist is his ability to understand the nature of space in a technical, analytical way. Combining this vision with art history and music, he also uses the relationship between space, time, landscape; emotional and internal human chaos. Barquet develops projects through drawing, photography, graphics and installations, with which he creates specific interventions in public and private spaces, elements that recreate how humans adapt to existing architectural structures. Other projects of Barquet's relate spaces with music and live experiences.

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    Laurie Reid, Untitled (architecture series), 2007, watercolor on paper, 12 x 16.75”, Courtesy of the artist

    Laurie Reid is particularly known for her conceptual approach to watercolor, exploring its range from opacity to translucency, and using its delicacy to reveal the process by which an image comes into being. Using watercolor with very little pigment, Laurie Reid carefully constructs sophisticated abstractions that not only emphasize her materials - water, pigment, and paper - but also investigates formal constructs. Working on a large scale, Reid’s faint mark making of barely pigmented watercolor soaks the paper leaving a subtle trace of gesture and nuance.










  Participating Artists     

Ricardo Alcaide
Omar Barquet
McArthur Binion
Michal Budny
Hernan Cedola
Zipora Fried
John Houck
Sheree Hovsepian
Imi Hwagbo
Laurie Reid
Javier Romero
Kate Shepherd
Jorinde Voigt
Stanley Whitney
Letha Wilson




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