After four years in downtown St. Petersburg, Florida, Mindy Solomon, founder and director of the Mindy Solomon Gallery, has decided to make a strategic professional move.
The gallery, currently located at 124 2nd Avenue NE and established in 2009, has enjoyed critical and commercial success, with a loyal local collectors base and national and international clientele. Solomon feels it is time to broaden the market by moving to Miami, “a rapidly growing international city and the gateway to South America.” Having participated in over 40 national and international art fairs, Solomon feels there is more significant growth opportunity for the gallery program and the artists in a larger market. Solomon stated: “I am thankful for my years in the Tampa Bay Area and feel that the arts community will continue to flourish and nurture the growing interests of the collecting community.” Solomon’s current exhibition, ‘The Paintings of Erin Parish,’ on view until September 21st, will be the final show at the St. Petersburg location. Solomon’s next exhibition, the work of Generic Art Solutions, will be the debut show in Miami and is planned for October 16th, 2013, with an opening reception on Wednesday, October 16th from 6-9pm. The gallery’s new location will be at 172 NW 24th Street, Miami.
Mindy Solomon Gallery (MSG) specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists. Represented works include painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. The MSG also exhibits some of the most prestigious contemporary Korean artists on the world market today. With an interest in client education, such as an upcoming collectors tour to South Korea, and regular artists talks and VIP events, the gallery is a full-service showcase of the international art world. Represented artists of note include: Berlin-based painter Christopher Winter; Scottish photographer Muir Vidler; Korean sculptural artist Kang Hyo Lee; Mexican mixed-media artists the de la Torre Brothers; New York-based painter James Kennedy; and an array of other national and international talent.
Named one of the Top 500 Galleries Worldwide in the Modern Painters 2013 Annual Guide, Mindy Solomon Gallery participates in many prestigious art fairs, including the upcoming Art Miami fair during Art Basel’s Art Week in Miami Beach, as well as the Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair in Mexico City, VOLTA NY, and Shanghai Contemporary. Always interested in the intersection of art and design, Mindy Solomon and her staff work closely with designers, advisors, consultants and curators to inform and integrate fine works of art into every aesthetic environment.
ABOUT MINDY SOLOMON:
Mindy Solomon has dedicated her life to the enjoyment of the visual arts as a practicing artist, educator, advocate, collector, and gallery owner. She received her Bachelors and Masters degrees in Studio Art and Art Education from Case Western Reserve University with additional course work at Ursuline College, Lacoste School of the Arts/Cleveland Institute of Art in Lacoste, France, and the Tyler School of the Arts. A world traveler, she is always looking for current market trends and introducing new ideas into the gallery community.
ABOUT OUR UPCOMING EXHIBITION:
Generic Art Solutions (G.A.S.) is the collaborative effort of Matt Vis and Tony Campbell. This New Orleans-based art duo utilizes nearly every medium as they examine the recurring themes of human drama and the (dis)functions of contemporary society. Always rooted in the performative, they play every character in their work. In their more distilled ‘duets,’ we see something of a yin-yang (a balance between individuals not quite interchangeable). But, in their more elaborate stagings, the resultant effect is as epic as the subject matter itself. By combining Classical, Romantic, and Baroque compositional elements with contemporary pictorial techniques, they illuminate the common thread that connects past histories with current events. This strategy creates something of a ‘déjà vu’ effect, driven by drama and surreality with traces of levity. In this dialogue between past and present, the viewer realizes several things: 1) that the history of art is inextricably political; 2) that human behavior repeats itself no matter how tragic or brutal; and 3) that this cycle of repetition must be broken so personal and societal progress can be made. Despite all this, the work contains a glimmer of hope—a hope that through thoughtful examination and a commitment to change, we can indeed forge a better future. G.A.S. work ‘The Raft’ (48 x 72”) was acquired from MSG by the New Britain Museum of Art for their permanent collection, which the director spotted in Solomon’s booth at VOLTA NY during Armory Arts Week in the spring of 2013.