Kobayashi // Recognized by the Observer at PULSE 2015

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.”

>> Read the full article here <<

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James Kennedy // Review in Art + Auction

Many thanks to Art + Auction for the feature write-up on James Kennedy‘s m o r p h o s i s in the January edition.

“Kennedy’s painted conundrums are complex blends of the unfamiliar and the wonderfully bizarre.”

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Julian Lorber in Hyperallergic // Environmental Politics

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.

>> Read the full article here <<

“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.”

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“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.”

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Forms of Fiction: Dominique Labauvie // Critic’s Pick in Art Circuits

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.

>> Read more about Forms of Fiction <<
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James Kennedy // Artpulse Review

James Kennedy‘s second solo exhibition with Mindy Solomon Gallery, Morphosis, was written up in the January issue of Artpulse Magazine:

Conceptually, his work is evocative, aiming to express inner transformation through his contorted and faceless figures.  The result is a unique and intriguing imagery that levitates between meticulous precision and free expression.
-Irina Leyva-Perez

Read on below for the full review.

James Kennedy // Morphosis

Osamu Kobayashi // Hometown News

Osamu Kobayashi made a news splash with the opening of his exhibition ‘Watch Paint’ in his hometown of Columbia, South Carolina. We are pleased that this gallery artist is receiving such warm recognition.

First is an Arts & Lifestyle feature from Columbia’s weekly publication, Free Times, claiming Kobayashi as “talent beneath our noses.” The article points out that although “Kobayashi has shown heavily in New York and Europe” he has remained relatively unknown in his birthplace until now.

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Osamu Kobayashi // Waterfall Congregation // 2011-2013 // 48 x 48 inches // oil on linen

“The art world seems ready for Kobayashi to stay awhile, and he clearly has the mindset to do so …. After walking through the small space, one is left expecting and wanting to see more.” Read the full article here //


Next is an interview with Osamu in Jasper Magazine – The Word on Columbia Art. Check out his responses to his career, growing up in South Carolina, and what to expect from his studio in 2015.

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J: Where, in your career arc, do you see yourself now?
K: I define my career by how much I hope to grow as an artist. In this respect, I am still at the beginning.

J: What brought you back to Columbia?
K: I see my painting largely as a by-product of my background. Having been born and raised here, Columbia has influenced my work in conscious and, I believe, subconscious ways. It’s a privilege to come back here and share that with everyone.

J: What up next?
K: I’m currently preparing for my group exhibitions at Ventanna244 Gallery in Brooklyn, NY and the MIndy Solomon Gallery’s booth at the Art Miami fair in Miami, FL. I’m also looking forward to my second solo exhibition with AplusB Contemporary Art in Italy next year.

 

Julian Lorber’s ‘Externalities’ // Handpicked for Rooms Magazine

Julian Lorber‘s evocative project ‘Externalities’ is featured in the sixteenth issue of Rooms Magazine. The project was inspired by “observing the visual effect of urban soot on architecture and interiors.” The four page feature includes stunning close up images of the project – below is a preview.Screen Shot 2015-01-06 at 5.30.06 PM

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