William Pachner at 101

At 101 years-old, my father, William Pachner, is a very busy man. Interest in his work remains high in New York and I thought I would take a minute to update you on a couple of recent exhibitions that have featured his work.

At present, his work is included in a special exhibit, “Byrdcliffe’s Legacy: Handmade in the 20th Century (An Ode to Nature & Place)” at the Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts (36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY). This exhibit will be on display from August 20-October 9, 2016.

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Established in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony was an important force the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. The Colony supported self-sufficiency, fulfillment in work, and the preservation of local crafts. The work in this exhibit illustrates the fine art and design accomplishments by selected artists and artisans who lived and worked in the Hudson Valley between 1903 and 1999. As makers of paintings, prints, photographs, weavings, ceramics, furniture, metal, jewelry and decorative art, the artists in this show produced work aligned with Byrdcliffe’s original pursuit of inspiration from nature and commitment to raising awareness of innovative, high-quality handcrafted work. In addition to William Pachner’s paintings, this exhibit also includes work by such renowned artists as Philip Guston, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Milton Glaser, George Bellows, Mary Frank, Doris Lee, Judy Pfaf, Carl Walters, George Ault, Robert Chanler, William Hunt Diedrich, and Robert Ebendorf.

This spring, my father was honored at the opening of an exhibit, “The Roosevelt Collection,” at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. His illustration of President Roosevelt, which appeared on the cover of Collier’s magazine on January 27, 1945, was prominently featured at this show. On the invitation of the director of the FDR library Paul Sparrow and Laura Roosevelt, the granddaughter of FDR, he returned to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum this summer for its 75th anniversary celebration.

-Ann Pachner

>> See more William Pachner at Mindy Solomon Gallery <<

 

 

A Mass on Foreign Ground // New World School of the Arts Select BFA Graduate Show, Curated by Eddie Negron

Featuring work by Ani Gonzalez, Joshua Veasey, Elizabeth Newberry, Richard Sanchez, German Caceres, and Jessica Martin, this special exhibition of select BFA graduates was influenced by a collective trip through China sponsored by New World School of the Arts. Curated by Miami-based gallery owner Eddie Negron, the artists manifest themes of placement and displacement through the relativity of nearness and remoteness.  Join us for an opening reception with these six recent local graduates as they make the transition from pupil to professional.

On View August 20-September 17
Opening Reception // Saturday, August 20th 7-9pm

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Richard Sanchez // Earthbound 82 x 80 inches, oil wax and paper on panel

Richard Sanchez // Earthbound
82 x 80 inches, oil wax and paper on panel

Jessica Martin // Stuffed Spring, 2016 96 x 102 inches, laquer, paintstick, charcoal, and oil on plywood panel

Jessica Martin // Stuffed Spring, 2016
96 x 102 inches, laquer, paintstick, charcoal, and oil on plywood panel

German Caceres (Richard Spit) // Baby's First Word Was Dada 2016, photograph

German Caceres (Richard Spit) // Baby’s First Word Was Dada
2016, photograph

Joshua Veasey // NE 82nd Street and NE 7th Avenue 2016, dimensions variable dry glazed ceramic, limestone, foam, latex, thermoplastic adhesive, pigment

Joshua Veasey // NE 82nd Street and NE 7th Avenue
2016, dimensions variable
dry glazed ceramic, limestone, foam, latex, thermoplastic adhesive, pigment

Elizabeth Newberry // Saga (Seesaw) 32 x 24 inches, archival pigment print

Elizabeth Newberry // Saga (Seesaw)
32 x 24 inches, archival pigment print

Ani Gonzalez // Absent Lovers 2016, 41 x 41 inches, oil on canvas

Ani Gonzalez // Absent Lovers
2016, 41 x 41 inches, oil on canvas

Seattle Art Fair // August 4-7

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present a solo exhibition of work by Kate MacDowell at the 2016 edition of the Seattle Art Fair.

 

Mindy Solomon Gallery // Booth #B31

Opening Night Preview:
Thursday, August 4 from 8:30–11pm

Public Fair Hours:
Friday, August 5 from 11am–7pm
Saturday, August 6 from 11am–7pm
Sunday, August 7 from 12–6pm

Kate MacDowell Bird Duo 1, 2016 porcelain 12 x 8.5 x 3 inches

Kate MacDowell
Bird Duo 1, 2016
porcelain
12 x 8.5 x 3 inches

Kate MacDowell Untitled (Fox), 2016 // hand built porcelain, glaze // 16 x 14 x 5 inches Untitled (Rabbit), 2016 // hand built porcelain, glaze // 22 x 11 x 5 inches

Kate MacDowell
Untitled (Fox), 2016 // hand built porcelain, glaze // 16 x 14 x 5 inches
Untitled (Rabbit), 2016 // hand built porcelain, glaze // 22 x 11 x 5 inches

Ocean Drive Features BFA Graduate Exhibition

“Introduction to the Real World 101” is how Mindy Solomon describes the upcoming select BFA graduate exhibition hosted in the gallery. Solomon serves as student-artist proxy, offering mentorship and leadership to emerging artists as they prepare to enter the greater field. This year’s show, curated by Eddie Negron, features six recent BFA graduates from downtown Miami’s New World School of the Arts: Ani Gonzalez, Joshua Veasey, Elizabeth Newberry, Richard Sanchez, German Caceres, and Jessica Martin. Catch a sneak peek of their work below, and stay tuned for more from these talents in  A Mass on Foreign Ground, on view August 20-September 17, 2016 at the gallery. Read more in the feature in Ocean DriveCatch a Rising Star.

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Elizabeth New

Elizabeth New

Richard Spit

Richard Spit

Joshua Veasey

Joshua Veasey

Jessica Martin

Jessica Martin

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Richard M. Sanchez

Gregorio Peño Featured in Group Exhibition // Spain

Gonzalez_MartiStepping out of line – FROM PROVOCATION TO ILLUSION brings together 50 of the most important contemporary Spanish ceramicists, including Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Gregorio Peño. The exhibition reflects the current state of elite ceramics in Spain, on view from July 21–October 10, 2016 at the Museo Nacional de Cerámica y Artes Suntuarias González Martí in Valencia.

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Gregorio Peno // Floración IX // 2011, 32 x 26 x 16 cm, clay, slip, glaze, mixed media, melted clay

“An invitation to the imagination where everything is possible: new and delicate aspects, juggling porcelain and dreamed geometries…artists who accept the challenge of the impossible and of a demanding work with many difficulties that have to be overcome.”

Art Market + Design // Hamptons July 7-10

Please join Mindy Solomon Gallery at the 2016 Market Art + Design Fair in the Hamptons, July 7-10, featuring work by Ryota Unno, Lauren Mabry,  Linda LopezAndrew CastoKang Hyo Lee, Pablo Griss, and Glauko Alizara in booth B10.

Linda Lopez // Untitled Salmon Dust Furry with Hole // 2016 //  Glazed ceramic // 19 x 11.5 x 7.5 inches

Linda Lopez // Untitled Salmon Dust Furry with Hole // 2016 // Glazed ceramic // 19 x 11.5 x 7.5 inches

Glauko Alizara // Stretched handcrafted sequin fabric // 44 x 68 inches

Glauko Alizara // Stretched handcrafted sequin fabric // 44 x 68 inches

Andrew Casto // Assemblage 80 // 2015 // Ceramic, luster // 15 x 7 x 11 inches

Andrew Casto // Assemblage 80 // 2015 // Ceramic, luster // 15 x 7 x 11 inches

Ryota Unno // Natural pigments, crushed and mixed with rabbit skin glue and rice paper, mounted on wood // 55 x 29 inches

Ryota Unno // Natural pigments, crushed and mixed with rabbit skin glue and rice paper, mounted on wood // 55 x 29 inches

Lauren Mabry// Glazed ceramic // 16 x 19 x 19 inches

Lauren Mabry // Glazed ceramic // 16 x 19 x 19 inches

Kang Hyo Lee // Glazed ceramic // 24 x 24 x 35 centimeters

Kang Hyo Lee // Glazed ceramic // 24 x 24 x 35 centimeters

Pablo Griss // Acrylic on canvas // 37.5 x 51 inches

Pablo Griss // Acrylic on canvas // 37.5 x 51 inches

“Political Fold” and “About the Absolute Truth” Top Picks in Miami Press

Cuban artists Geandy Pavón and José Manuel Mesías have received top picks from several Miami publications including The Culture Trip, Cuban Art News, Miami New Times, El Nuevo Herald, and the Miami Art Guide.  Don’t miss “Political Fold” and “About the Absolute Truth,” on view at Mindy Solomon Gallery through August 13th.

My Mother // 2008 // 56 x 77 inches // Acrylic, pastel, marker, colored pencil, pencil, paper, canvas and masonite

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

JGeandy Pavon // 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