Osamu Kobayashi made an impression at this year’s Pulse NYC. The Observer’s Culture section noted:
“Brooklyn artist Osamu Kobayashi’s serene, inviting color-block oils on canvas stood out at Mindy Solomon as a welcome reprieve.”
Gallery artist Julian Lorber is half of the two-man exhibit “Second Nature” currently showing at Outlet Fine Art in Brooklyn, NY. The show addresses with subtlety an environmentalist agenda, detailed in an insightful review from Hyperallergic.
“If Lorber’s approach to nature were likened to a method of scientific research, it would be the extraction of core samples from sediment, stone, and ice. His vibrant gradient paintings, whose textured surfaces resemble a canvas thick with layers of tape, evoke cross-sections of geological strata.”
“This touch of black humor adds to the sense of alarm seething beneath the surfaces of Dorf and Lorber’s seductive works. Like toxic materials spilled into an thriving ecosystem, these two sculptures infect everything around them, crystallizing the exhibition’s environmental politics.”
“The process of painting is a power struggle. I take my paintings one way; they want to go somewhere else. And when they go somewhere else, I drag them in another direction. In the end, the paintings usually win.”
Since 2005, the PULSE fair has been the premiere satellite for discovery and acquisition of cutting-edge contemporary art. With annual editions in both Miami Beach and New York City, the fair cultivates an international community of galleries which provides a platform for growth and expansion in the contemporary art market and a dynamic visitor experience.
Mindy Solomon Gallery will present video work by Generic Art Solutions at the Moving Image art fair during Armory Week. The exhibition takes place in the Waterfront New York Tunnel, at 269 11th Avenue, between 27th and 28th Streets in Chelsea. This curated event is free and open to the public; it was conceived to offer a viewing experience with the excitement and vitality of a fair while allowing moving image-based artworks to be understood and appreciated on their own terms. Gallery and artist participation is by invitation only. The presentation is comprised of single-channel videos, single-channel projections, video sculptures, and other larger video installations.
Generic Art Solutions will feature Pushmi-Pullyu: The Collaborative Cycle, titled after the two-headed lama in Doctor Doolittle’s stories, in which the creature has two front quarters—each at odds with the other—trying to go in opposite directions. Pushmi-Pullyu speaks to the collaborative process itself—a back-and-forth of ideas, and trusting that the direction and vision of others is of benefit to a project when one is unable to clearly see how to reach the end goal. This concept also applies to human relationships generally, which to most of us are also an exercise in collaboration, trust, and the pursuit of a common good.
Forms of Fiction, Dominique Labauvie‘s first Miami-based solo exhibition, opens at the gallery this Thursday, February 27th. Come see the forged steel sculptures Art Circuits Miami has named a Critic’s Pick: “elegant, interlocking geometries of line and form,” and meet the artist during the Opening Reception from 6-9pm.