One of only 12 works to be selected worldwide, amongst thousands of submittals and a record number of institutions who submitted works, Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Christopher Torrez was awarded the International Sculpture Center’s 2012 Outstanding Student Achievement in Contemporary Sculpture Award.
Christopher Torrez, “Astral Mountain”
The International Sculpture Center (ISC) established the annual award program in 1994 to recognize and encourage young sculptors in their continued commitment to the field. The distinguished jurors included Donna Dennis, Winifred Lutz and Joseph Becherer.
The 12 award recipients will participate in the Grounds For Sculpture (GFS) Fall/Winter Exhibition, on view October 20, 2012 – April 7, 2013 in Hamilton, New Jersey. Keep an eye out for Torrez’s feature article in the October 2012 Sculpture magazine.
The Mindy Solomon Gallery has teamed up with the Jonathan Ferrara Gallery to present the photographic works of Generic Arts Solutions (G.A.S.) at SCOPE NY, Booth A11, March 7—11.
Generic Art Solutions is a dynamic ”art team” consisting of artists Matt Vis and Tony Campbell, who make concept driven artwork, often with humor and/or mischief at its core. Matt Vis holds an MFA from the University of New Orleans and Tony Campbell has an MA from The Royal College of Art. Their works blend art history and humor to comment on present-day concerns such as immigration, capital punishment and man-made disasters. Their goal is not to merely replicate past masterpieces, but to beckon dialogue between the past and the present.
In the words of the artists: “It has been said that the only constant is change, and it is change that either excites us or creates fear. That which we cannot control ruthlessly illustrates our position of involvement in this perpetual revolution weather we like it or not. This show is a call to action. It represents our belief that faintheartedness is to be despised.” – Generic Arts Solutions (G.A.S.), 2011