The de la Torre Brothers have been receiving wide-spread recognition for their innovative work. Check out this recent review in ARTNews, and stop by the gallery to check out FOLKLORIC ACID – now extended through November 8th!
The International Ceramic Competition aims to promote the further development of ceramic industry and culture through international exchanges of ceramic designs and culture. Outstanding works that suggest innovative ideas and explore the future of ceramics coming from all over Japan and the world will be displayed together.
The European Ceramic Context 2014, part of a biennial symposium for contemporary glass and ceramics, is motivated by a desire to promote the disciplines and trades of glass and ceramic art at European and global levels.
Peño presents his wall piece Floración XVII in the biennial’s ‘New Talent’ exhibition, showing through November 23rd at Grønbechs Gård.
“Gary Petersen is first and foremost a painter, but it seems that he’s got a knack for installation too, as evidenced by his solo show, “zip line tow rope,” at Tiger Strikes Asteroid. The New York-based artist has wound up in Philly for the exhibit curated by Alexis Granwell, which includes his largest site-specific mural work to date – one that emerges from geometry and pop art and lands squarely in a spatial world of incandescent lighting and voracious art observers.” Read the full article in Knight Arts here.
“Gary Petersen has painted two of that gallery’s walls with an exhilarating composition of variously colored rectangles and parallelograms on a soft, butter-yellow background that gives the entire gallery a golden hue.” Read the full article in Philly.Com here.
Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Christopher Winter was recently interviewed with Anna Erickson, his co-curator in the KIK exhibition and Director of Sales at Houser & Wirth NYC, by the Berlin Independent Guide Bpigs. The interview discusses KIK 2, which opened in Berlin earlier this month, as well as the future of the Berlin art scene:
The vision for the show was straightforward – display an eclectic collection of work comprised from pieces by artists living and working in Berlin. Curatorially speaking, Anna took a relatively hands off approach to her show, inviting artists to participate, but giving them full reign over the pieces they submitted. This allowed for the narrative of the show to be a genuine one, truly about the artists and their work, uninterrupted by a third party mediator.
Winter is also in a group show this month, “Aftershock: The Impact of Radical Art” at Edelman Arts, displaying his “Kinder Kid” paintings from the 1990s.
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
BURNAWAY asked a host of art experts in Atlanta, Birmingham, Nashville, New Orleans, and Tampa to reflect back on the previous year’s exhibitions and comment on their favorites. Megan Voeller, columnist for Creative Loafing, Tampa, selected ‘Post Coital’ at Mindy Solomon Gallery among her picks:
Before her move to Miami, Mindy Solomon offered up one last sexuality-themed show, a staple of her gallery’s agenda. Post Coital featured works by seven artists, including Becky Flanders’s tea-stained drawings of silphium, a now-extinct plant alleged to have been ingested as birth control in antiquity, Christina West’s ivory ceramic figures in compromising positions, and Georgine Ingold’s oil paintings of quiet interiors ripe with the energy of recent couplings.