Represented artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre presented an assemblage open studio last week at El Salon, 114 West Hall Avenue in San Ysidro, California, as part of a residency with Casa Familiar’s Creative Catalyst program in San Diego. Their exhibition, ‘Whysidro,’ will be on view from June 12th through July 10th, 2014. The work produced for this residency will be featured in the September 19th-October 31st 2014 exhibit ‘Viva de la Torres’ at Mindy Solomon Gallery.
The de la Torre brothers will be visiting artists at Vicarte research center for glass and ceramic arts in Lisbon, Portugal, May 1st-8th. Their residency will culminate in the exhibit ‘New World Primitives,’ as part of their Three Solo Shows tour which began at GlazenHuis, Belgium, last year.
We are thrilled to share that Mindy Solomon Gallery artist David Peters has received an NCECA (National Council on Education for the Ceramic Arts) Emerging Artist grant award. The NCECA Emerging Artist program is intended to give early career professional artists who show exceptional promise in the field of ceramics the opportunity to present work to an international audience at the NCECA Annual Conference.
Peters, as an award recipient, was part of a special exhibition with five other artist honorees at the 48th Annual NCECA conference, ‘Material World,’ held March 19-22 in Milwaukee. His work will also be published in the 2014 NCECA Journal.
Don’t miss some of his newest pots in Earth Bound, on view at Mindy Solomon Gallery through May 3rd in Miami.
Last weekend, Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Christopher Winter opened his newest exhibition, ‘Telling Tales,’ at Bridport Arts Centre in Dorset, England. During the evening, Winter performed a seance through his ‘Holbein Table’—which was created specifically for that purpose.
Winter says of his seance performances: “The Spirit World has interested me for many years and thus has become part of my work, extending the research carried out by Victor Hugo in 1850s with his turning table method of contacting the spirits. In ‘Spook-a-rama’ (New York, 2010) I confronted my own fears and fascinations. Dr. Safwat, a famous Egyptian medium, channeled the spirit of Hans Holbein the Younger through me for the first time, using my ‘Holbein Table.’ This table is made out of marquetry and has the image of the strange but beautiful anamorphic skull from the painting ‘The Ambassadors’ by Holbein himself; it was built to be my portal to the spirit world. I was also invited to make a Picasso channelling at the museum exhibition of Pablo Picasso Zwischen Arena und Arkadien, Städtisches Museum, Albstadt Germany. This performance took place in front of 500 people at the opening event. I have subsequently made performances in Paris at La Pagode.” Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to support this intriguing exhibition, on view in Bridport through May 10th.
Represented Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Gary Petersen is one of nineteen artists honored this year with an American Academy of Arts and Letters purchase award; the Academy’s purchase of Petersen’s work will appear in an American museum as part of the permanent collection.
These awards will be presented in New York City in May 2014, at the Academy’s annual ceremony. The art prizes, totaling $112,500, honor both established and emerging artists. The award winners were chosen from a group of thirty-seven artists who had been invited to participate in the Invitational Exhibition of Visual Arts.
The Academy’s purchase program began in 1946 in order to place the work of talented, living American artists in museums across the country. Since the inauguration of this program, the Academy has spent nearly $3 million to purchase over 1,100 works of art.
“There is a sexy, streamlined aesthetic that exists in Julian’s work. His body of work demonstrates the understanding and intuition with the materials he uses, creating a seemingly effortless finished product. “
Online contemporary art magazine ArtBookGuy named Mindy Solomon Gallery artist James Kennedy one of his 100 Super Hot Artists. According to ArtBookGuy, a Super Hot Artist is one who possesses not only “insight, innovation and sheer giftedness, but professionalism, depth of humanity and generosity of spirit round out the picture.” Congrats, James!
“In my studio, it is me and only me with my hands and thoughts; no outer force or opinion is steering what ends up on the canvas. It is a pure, uninterrupted manifestation of the self.”
- James Kennedy