Geandy Pavón: Political Fold // José Manuel Mesías: About the Absolute Truth

Exhibition: May 28–August 13, 2016
Opening Reception // Saturday, May 28th from 7-9pm with Both Artists in Attendance

“Is the narrative you now possess really and truly your own? Are your dreams really your own dreams? Might not they be someone else’s visions that could sooner or later turn into nightmares?” -Haruki Murakami

Geandy Pavón // Wrinkled Wing // 2015 // 30 x 40 inches // oil and acrylic on canvas

Geandy Pavón // Wrinkled Wing // 2015 // 30 x 40 inches // oil and acrylic on canvas

Curator Mindy Solomon states: “I woke up last night after two seemingly prophetic dreams. In the first, I was called to the phone because of the impending death of a family member; and in the second, I was impossibly stalled getting to my critical destination, which in turn caused me to be late for one of the most important events of my life. The stagnancy of time and the thick, almost soupy like feel of the atmosphere in which I found myself pushing through, left me feeling bereft and sullen upon actual waking. The lingering memory of the dreams hangs on me even now, several hours into a reasonably productive day. No doubt, current life circumstance is playing havoc on my subconscious, and the subsequent transferral of nervous energy, which has informed my every task. Artists also transform the sacred to the profane, moving dream and story through complex neural circuitry until the ideas find a tangible surface to be displayed upon. Does this purging of visions lessen the psychological burden of these memories and experiences? Artists Geandy Pavón and José Manuel Mesías, bend and twist imagery in ways that become extrapolated manifestations of reality and historic memory.” 

Geandy Pavón describes his newest body of work, Political Fold as follows:
“In my opinion, the effectiveness of an image is inscribed in its potential as a ruin. I am interested in revealing the conceptual strength of an image by turning it into a ruin. I have found, in the classic media of painting, the most effective way to perpetuate this moment.

“Recently, I have developed a series of works in which I use archival photographic material which I wrinkle, cut, or fold to be used as a model for my paintings. The subject portrayed in each photograph allows me to travel from one genre to another, such as landscapes or portraits, but always conceived from the perspective of a still life painter.”

Pavón de-mythologizes symbols of history, capitalism, and government as a means of drawing the viewer into deeper narrative introspection.

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José Manuel Mesías // Mi Madre // 2008 // 53 x 35.5 inches // acrylic, pastel, marker, smalt, paper, masonite

José Manuel Mesías‘ work in About the Absolute Truth revolves around the idea of art as a means of exploring the unknown. Through detailed observation of objects, spaces, and people close to his daily life in Old Havana, Mesías looks for a passage through the thick tissue of the “real world,”probing his disturbing and disquieting inner monologue. Silent and mysterious large-format paintings, expressionist portraits, and small textural objects both found and fabricated, are the main focus of his oeuvre. The integration of the decaying beauty and deterioration of his urban environment inspire him to create psychologically charged tableaus.

The Miami Rail Review // Ezra Johnson + Frederic Snitzer

A thoughtful review in the Miami Rail of Ezra Johnson’s Cut Rate Paradise and Frederic Snitzer’s Mumbo Jumbo recently in the gallery:

>> Read the full review here.

“Its contrast of muddy washes and drippy pop colors along with the jury-rigged support structures epitomize the aesthetics of life along and around Highway 41.”

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Ezra Johnson // Untitled // 2015 // 48 x 72 inches // Oil and pastel on canvas

“His works have an effortless manner that can sometimes make art seem like a little work of magic, as in the floor piece, Homage to Rafa (2015).”

Fredric Snitzer // Homage to Rafa 2015 64 x 32 x 13.5 inches Mixed media

Fredric Snitzer // Homage to Rafa // 2015 // 64 x 32 x 13.5 inches // Mixed media

Opening Reception with Osamu Kobayashi, Paul Pagk, and Lauren Mabry

Opening Reception // Saturday, March 26th from 7-9pm
All three artists in attendance!

We are thrilled to present Osamu Kobayashi and Paul Pagk in a vibrant exhibition of color at texture, complemented by Lauren Mabry’s exquisite new sculptural body of work ‘Contain or Deliver.’ Don’t miss the rare opportunity to talk with all three artists at our Opening Reception! Lauren Mabry also gives a talk Saturday at 6pm at the gallery, to the MIAMI MATERIAL ART ALLIANCE, generously sponsored by Abby Chase.

Lauren Mabry // Contain or Deliver 2016 11 x 19 x 18 inches earthenware, slips, glaze

Lauren Mabry // Contain or Deliver
2016
11 x 19 x 18 inches
earthenware, slips, glaze

Osamu Kobayashi // Two 2016 20 x 18 inches Oil on linen

Osamu Kobayashi // Two
2016
20 x 18 inches
Oil on linen

Untitled Green In Organge 2012-2013 76 x 74 inches Oil on linen

Untitled Green In Organge
2012-2013
76 x 74 inches
Oil on linen

Jeremy Chandler’s ‘Spotted at First Light’ featured in Miami Art Guide

There’s still time to experience Jeremy Chadler’s ‘Spotted at First Light,’ on view through March 19th. Recently featured in Miami Art Guide, the platform describes the series as work that “repurpose methods utilized by hunting and military culture, converting otherwise weaponized techniques into benign aesthetic devices, through ways of storytelling.”

>> Read the full article here. 

Jeremy Chandler // Untitled 2015 46 x 57.5 inches Archival Ink-jet Print

Jeremy Chandler // Untitled
2015
46 x 57.5 inches
Archival Ink-jet Print

Jeremy Chandler // Self-Immolation Test 2015 57.5 x 46 inches Archival Ink-jet Print

Jeremy Chandler // Self-Immolation Test
2015
57.5 x 46 inches
Archival Ink-jet Print

 

Fredric Snitzer Receives Prestigious “Silver Star Alumni Award”

Congratulations to Fredric Snitzer on recently receiving the Silver Star Alumni Award from his Alma Mater, The University of the Arts in Philadelphia, PA. This is a high honor for Fredric, who is being recognized for his successful work as a gallerist.

The College of Art, Media and Design Silver Star Alumni Award recognizes the sustained career achievements of alumni artists, designers, and educators, as well as alumni in positions of leadership related to art, design and the fields of education.
Fredric Snitzer // Untitled 2015 48 x 96 inches wood and mixed media

Fredric Snitzer // Untitled
2015
48 x 96 inches
wood and mixed media

Labauvie Series Featured in New Prints 2016/Winter, NYC

Dominique Labauvie’s series The Seven Mirrors of the Artist’s Soul will be featured at the NEW PRINTS 2016/WINTER Exhibit presented by the International Print Center New York (IPCNY). NEW PRINTS is a series of juried exhibitions organized by IPCNY three times each year featuring prints made within the past twelve months. Dominique’s series was selected from over 2,000 submissions as a unique and innovative example of print work from the last year, and is on view through March 26th in New York.

>> Find more information on NEW PRINTS 2016/WINTER here.
>> See more of Dominique Labauvie’s print and sculpture work on our website.

The Seven Mirrors of the Artists Soul: Discovering, Making, Learning, Singing, Building, Traveling, Growing 2015 Woodcut on Maple Veneer. Edition: 7 20 x 16 inches Printed by Erika Greenberg-Schneider and assisted by Kristin Sarrette; published by Bleu Acier Inc. (FL).

The Seven Mirrors of the Artist’s Soul: Discovering, Making, Learning, Singing, Building, Traveling, Growing
2015
Woodcut on Maple Veneer. Edition: 7
20 x 16 inches
Printed by Erika Greenberg-Schneider and assisted by Kristin Sarrette; published by Bleu Acier Inc. (FL).

International Print Center New York is a non-profit institution founded in 2000 to promote the greater appreciation and understanding of the fine art print. Through innovative programming, it fosters a climate for the enjoyment, examination and serious study of artists’ prints—from old master to contemporary. Three New Prints shows each season form the core of IPCNY’s exhibition programming.

Jeremy Chandler // Moving Image NY

Mindy Solomon is thrilled to present Jeremy Chandler at this year’s Moving Image New York fair. His new short film “Prone Position” will be on view March 3-6.

// Click here for fair hours and location //

>> RSVP for our Facebook Event <<

PRONE POSITION
A cloaked figure waits alone, crouched in an icy, wind-swept landscape, concealed by a garment assembled from nearby plant-matter. Throughout the film, an ambiguous connection to the land is established, as the figure engages in a series of cryptic movements, mimicking its surrounding environment.

Jeremy Chandler // Prone Position (still) 2015 // 2 minutes 40 seconds // Short Film

Jeremy Chandler // Prone Position (still)
2015 // 2 minutes 40 seconds // Short Film