Cheech Marin introduces his new line of mezcal during Art Miami week—featuring a logo inspired by Einar de la Torre’s sculpture.
The openings of “The Flaunting of Youth” by Einar & James de la Torre and “Raw Horse Power” by Generic Art Solutions were among the first events to sample the new mezcal. Cheech Marin owns a “prized Chicano Art collection, one of the most extensive in the world.” Read more about his passion for supporting and elevating Chicano art in this Miami.com article.
“The Flaunting of Youth” and “Raw Horse Power” are on view at the gallery through January 14, 2017.
Einar and Jamex de la Torre are among the featured artists in this Miami New Times article focusing on collections confronting controversial issues. If you missed the opening reception and the launch of Cheech Marin’s new mezcal Tres Papalote,® come in to the gallery to experience The Flaunting of Youth by Einar and Jamex de la Torre and Raw Horse Power by Generic Art Solutions. On view through January 14, 2017.
“They are among the most important Chicano or “Border Baroque” artists in the world today.”
– Lena Katz, Miami New Times
Einar and Jamex de la Torre // Work Ethics 2016, 68.25 x 50.25 x 3 inches, Lenticular Print in LED Lightbox
Exhibit: The Flaunting of Youth // Einar and Jamex de la Torre
Project Space: Raw Horse Power // Generic Art Solutions
Opening Reception Monday, November 28th 6–9pm
Exhibition on View through January 14th, 2017
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents The Flaunting of Youth by Einar and Jamex de la Torre and Raw Horse Power by Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) on view November 28th, 2016 through January 14th, 2017 at the gallery: 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, in Little River. An opening reception with the artists will take place Monday, November 28th, from 6–9pm.
The opening reception party features Tres Papalote—a unique boutique mezcal created by Mexican American actor and famed Chicano art collector Cheech Marin. The Tres Papalote® label showcases an image of a glass sculpture skillfully crafted by artists Einar and Jamex de la Torre. The figurine on the bottle is inspired by the de la Torres’ colorful fun-loving work in Cheech’s own art collection.
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Einar and Jamex de la Torre // Work Ethics 2016, 68.25 x 50.25 x 3 inches, lenticular print in LED lightbox
Generic Art Solutions // Meatheads: Self Portraits 2016, 33 x 48.5 inches, archival inkjet on Silver Rag paper
Generic Art Solutions // Streetfighter: Ninjas 2016, video still
Einar and Jamex de la Torre // Borderlandia
2016, 82.25 x 32 x 3 inches, lenticular print in LED lightbox (diptych)
Please join us in congratulating gallery artist Jiha Moon as one of the two recipients of Artadia’s 2016 Atlanta Award. Moon will recieve $10,000 in unrestricted funds as well as access to the ongoing benefits of the New York-based program.
“Jiha Moon does maximalism in the best way, saturating her painting and ceramics with signs and symbols that go in many exciting directions,” said Katherine Jentleson (Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, High Museum of Art). “The source she draws on, from Southern face jugs to Korean norigae are so diverse, allowing for work that is both humorously and seriously engaged in confrontations with the absurdity of our globalized, hyper-technologized society and the many cultural misunderstandings it nurtures.”
Jiha Moon, Anang, 2015, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, wire, synthetic hair, plastic barrette, 14.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches
“Jiha Moon is in a perpetual state of “other” as she mines numerous histories and cultures, distilling them into rascally works of art. There is no filter, just a quirky mix matching flurry of references. Mischievousness, rebelliousness, Jiha is the Bart Simpson of our scene and she perfectly exemplifies the new Atlanta.” – Daniel Fuller, Curator of Atlanta Contemporary
This is the fourth time the bi-annual awards have been presented in Atlanta. This year, over 188 applicants living in the Greater Atlanta area submitted.
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Jiha Moon // Like
2015, 58 x 42 inches, Ink and Acrylic on Hanji
“Taste my braindrops” welcomes ten artists of exceptional talent to the gallery:
// Opening Reception, Sunday, October 30th from 4-6pm
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Mark Hagen // To Be Titled
(Subtractive Sculpture on Additive and Subtractive Gradient Painting #3)
2014, 35.5 x 17.5 inches, volcanic glass on titanium etched and
anodized with Coke Zero, in titanium frame anodized with Coke Zero
Josh Reames // $10
2016, 50 x 60 inches, acrylic on canvas
Sarah Peters // Head of a Boy Vessel
2013, 8 x 6 x 10 inches, bronze
Get to know gallery artist Ernesto Garcia Sanchez in this in-depth interview article from Miami New Times; exploring his methods, influences, and his view on Cuban vs. American abstractionism. We are honored to host his first stateside solo show, “Schemes, ” on view through October 22 at the gallery.
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// Read more about “Schemes” here.
“Schemes” is on view through October 22nd.
“At a time when U.S.-Cuban relations are on the mend, García Sánchez’s story is one of international connections: He has benefited from Cuban and American influences and friendships on his way to this moment.”
Ernesto Garcia Sanchez // Untitled Nr. 3
2016, 25 x 49 inches, Acrylic and graphite on wood
Please join us in celebrating the work of Linda Lopez featured in the newly released book “CLAY: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans.” The Author, Amber Creswell Bell, “offers a glimpse into the lives and practices of over 50 studio potters from around the world. This is a celebration of the new pottery artisans; a snapshot of a moment of resurgence; and a behind-the-scenes look at the unique and eclectic offerings from independent studios from around the world.”
The book is officially available October 1st, and can be purchased online here.