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On view now at Deitch Project’s 76 Grand Street gallery is Constraction, a six person group exhibition featuring new works of conceptual abstraction, curated by Kathy Grayson. In the Spring of this year, Deitch presented Subtraction, a collection of action inspired abstract paintings curated by Nicola Vassell. The two shows feature the best and brightest of next wave abstract artists, all of which seem to be reviving the principals of abstraction set forth in the early twentieth century, while forging interests in both formal and conceptual restriction. Constraction will feature the work of Tauba Auerbach, Joe Bradley, Peter Coffin, Xylor Jane, Mitzi Pederson, and Ara Peterson. Both exhibitions will be documented in a box set by Charta Books due out in the Spring of 2009.