“Art is accusation, expression, passion. Art is a fight to the finish between black charcoal and white paper.” -Gunter Grass
Mindy Solomon Gallery is proud to participate for the second year in the Art Southampton international contemporary and modern fine art fair, taking place July 25-29, 2013 at Southampton Pavilion, in Booth A50. Solomon will be showcasing the works of James Kennedy, Dominique Labauvie, and Udo Noger in her exhibition entitled, ‘A Study in Black and White.’
James Kennedy‘s painted compositions are defined by line. Whether incised into the Masonite board or added on top of the tonal surface as a final black gesture, the starkness of black against white is the spark that gives the work a sense of modernistic familiarity. The connection between Kennedy’s line and Dominique Labauvie’s three dimensional linear articulations is symbiotic.
Labauvie creates work that is both minimal and whimsical. There is a sense of humor conveyed in the masterfully wrought forged lines of steel. Each sculpture is inhabited by an element of personality and expressiveness, as the artist’s thin marks defy our sense of strength and stability. Labauvie has also developed a body of black and white drawings that mirror the structural personality of his sculptural works, bold images of black pastel lines against textural white grounds.
Artist Udo Noger is the master of white, creating paintings that shimmer with artificial light. Noger’s emblematic images are minimal and meditative. Noger places a fine, thin film of white silk over the canvas surface. The effect is like looking at light through a mist. It is mesmerizing. Simple line is expressed by contrasting stark white against gray white, inviting investigation into the subtle shifting surface.
The three artists presented by Mindy Solomon Gallery at Art Southampton will inform the eye with bold black linearity and and white light.