Exciting news about Mindy Solomon Gallery artists Generic Art Solutions (GAS): ‘The Raft’ (48 x 72”) was recently acquired by the New Britain Museum of American Art for their permanent collection. The Museum Director saw the work on exhibit in the Mindy Solomon Gallery booth at VOLTA NEW YORK in March of 2013.
See more available works by GAS at MSG //
MSG is trading coasts May 16-19 for artMRKT San Francisco! Featuring works by artists James Kennedy, Udo Noger, Erin Parish, Sungyee Kim, and Dominique Labauvie, come visit us at the Fort Mason Center Festival Pavilion. More news to come!
James Kennedy // Tonal Study 2 // 12 x 14 inches // Mixed media on masonite
Gleiches 12 // 2011 // 75 x 97 inches // Mixed media, canvas
Orange Crush // 2012 // 35.5 x 47.5 inches // Oil and resin on wood panel
Flow // 2008 // Sumi Ink, Mixed Media on Panel
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The work of Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Gary Petersen was featured in articles on Blinnk and Trendland this week. Blinnk offers a review of Petersen’s current New York City show ‘Tectonic Drift,’ and Trendland highlights his recent work.
In her review ‘Cool Tectonics,’ Janet Goleas writes: “Gary Petersen’s use of line is intuitive, ricocheting from corner to corner to corner like the trajectory of a billiard ball. As his linear motif accumulates across the surface, it crisscrosses at various junctures and—almost accidentally—frames out spacial forms (mostly trapezoids and wedges) that anchor the imagery within the perimeters defined by kinetic pathways.
Petersen animates the picture field with lines that vary from dense color bars to labyrinthian architectures that fracture, push and weave through the composition. His palette is plastic and prismatic, invoking contradiction, playfulness, and a space-bending joie d’vivre that is full of life.”
Gary Petersen // Here We Are, 2012
And, in her feature, Amanda Jakubik said: “Bold, with a touch of eccentricism—Gary Petersen’s paintings are a treat for anyone looking to see geometric abstracted painting with a humanistic touch. The painter utilizes fresh and interesting color combinations in his lively compositions, of which he states, “my longtime interest in early 20th century abstraction and the notion of the ‘cosmic’ merges with a California/pop sensibility.” Living and working in New York City, he deliciously bridges the continental divide between that California cool and East Coast prep.”
Gary Petersen // Untitled B-G 3, 2011
See more of Gary Petersen’s available works at Mindy Solomon Gallery //
And, contact the Gallery at 727-502-0852 to inquire about Petersen’s works featured in this post //
Marta Soul // Idillo en apartamento II // Courtesy Kopeikin Gallery
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents ‘Post Coital’ February 9-March 30, 2013. An Opening Night Reception takes place Saturday, February 9th, from 6-8:30pm, with an Artists’ Talk at 6:30pm by Christina West and Becky Flanders. This exhibition examines a diverse group of artists’ perceptions of romantic love:Rebekah Bogard, Georgine Ingold, Muir Vidler, Scot Sothern, Christina West, Becky Flanders, and Marta Soul courtesy Kopeikin Gallery.
“Permagrin (noun): A blissfully wide post-coital grin indicative of particularly satisfying sex. Usually indicates a strong sense of emotional closeness with the partner responsible for said sex. Permagrin derived from sex can often last for an entire day. This phenomenon is primarily experienced by females, but under certain circumstances can be found in males for the same reason.” -Urbandictionary.com
The notion of romantic love experienced by physical intimacy is a lovely but often ephemeral notion. The chemical interaction created between two attracted individuals who find themselves entwined in entangled limbs and beating hearts, followed by the blissful cuddle and murmured words of affection is often remembered as nothing more than unanswered calls and feelings of regret. Generationally, women of a certain era believed their whole being was defined by the love and admiration of a man, his actions carefully observed and measured, statements evaluated and considered; beauty affirmed by romantic validation. The introduction of once-removed social media has made human contact almost invalid. Relationships can be easily dismissed, words texted without inflection behind them, touch and gesture lost behind faceless communication. All that remains is memory, which can be changed and shifted depending on the day or mood of the individual. So what is romantic love? Does it still exist? Does anyone still care-or are they willing to admit they care for fear of showing weakness?
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Did you all catch artist Einar de la Torre and Mindy on WMNF 88.5 Community Radio―Tampa’s local NPR station―’Art in Your Ear’ program today? In the interview, Einar discusses his and Jamex’s process, inspiration, ideas, “eye candy,” and humor in their work, and Mindy talks about “pimping up the gallery” with this vibrant show December 22nd- February 2nd.
Click here to listen to the interview //
And, be sure to visit Art in Your Ear on Facebook //
See you tomorrow for the de la Torre brothers’ opening, 6-8pm at the gallery!
Einar and Jamex de la Torre // Virgin Vaginas Series // In the Laboratory 2010, 22 x 11 x 4,” glass and mixed media
Mindy Solomon Gallery is heading to Art Miami December 4-9 and will be exhibiting new 2012 sculptural works by David Hicks and Sunkoo Yuh as well as important masterworks from the 1960s by William Pachner, and contemporary abstractions by James Kennedy.
Art Miami showcases the best in modern and contemporary art from more than 125 international art galleries. It is the original and longest-running contemporary art fair in Miami, now celebrating its 23rd edition, and continuing to receive praise for the variety of unparalleled art that it offers.
James Kennedy // Synaptic Interference // 2012 // 102 x 78 inches // Mixed media on incised masonite
Sunkoo Yuh // Guardians // 2012 // 26 x 21 x 20 inches // Porcelain, cone 10, glazed
David Hicks // Flora (Red Yellow Succulent) // 2012 // 32 x 21 x 28 inches // Glazed ceramics
David Hicks // Flora (Metallic Trumpets // 2012 // 41 x 28 x 25 inches // Glazed ceramic, luster
William Pachner // The Great Beach // 1962 // 63.75 x 72 inches // Oil on canvas
Mindy Solomon Gallery will be hosting the following special events in their Booth E5 at the fair:
Friday, December 7th:
Champagne Reception with James Kennedy at 3:00PM
Saturday, December 8th:
Meet Artist David Hicks at 1:00PM
We hope to see you there!
Tampa, Florida based sculptor John Byrd recently completed a year long commission simply named, “Untitled (Bobcat).” This 16x18x13 inch hand-built porcelain piece also features a taxidermy inset, visible from behind the piece. John Byrd is also featured in our next group show, “Detailed Information,” opening on Saturday, May 26 and continuing through July 7, 2012.
You can view more of John Byrd’s extensive portfolio here, and additional gallery samples here. Please contact the gallery for additional information.
Painter, Carrie Ann Baade has recently completed two new oil on panel paintings titled, “Halcyon” (below) and “Butterfly Lovers.” Both paintings are autobiographical narratives deeply rooted in allegory and further inspired by literature and historic discourse. (Above, Butterfly Lovers, 26×34″ framed, oil on panel).
At first glance, you might consider Carrie’s works as moral fables merged with fragments of religious paintings inspired by Renaissance revival of the 14th through 16th centuries. Carrie Ann Baade has recently been awarded the Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Individual Artist Fellowship, the Delaware Division of the Arts Fellowship for Established Artist and nominated for the prestigious United States Artist Fellowship.
To learn more about Carrie’s work and to see her paintings in person, please contact the gallery.
The Mindy Solomon Gallery will be presenting contemporary works of art at SCOPE NY March 7—March 11. Our gallery booth, No. A11, will feature high-quality works by the de la Torre Brothers, Generic Art Solutions, Marc Burckhardt, Bonnie Marie Smith, Kurt Weiser, Sunkoo Yuh and James Kennedy.
We are exhibiting at Palm Beach Country Convention Center Booth 103 today and through Sunday, January 23. The artist lineup is dynamic and the work of James Kennedy, David Hicks, Josh DeWeese and Sylvia Hommert is inspired. Please contact the gallery for a complete artwork listing and pricing information. See you soon.