A thoughtful review in the Miami Rail of Ezra Johnson’s Cut Rate Paradise and Frederic Snitzer’s Mumbo Jumbo recently in the gallery:
>> Read the full review here.
“Its contrast of muddy washes and drippy pop colors along with the jury-rigged support structures epitomize the aesthetics of life along and around Highway 41.”
Ezra Johnson // Untitled // 2015 // 48 x 72 inches // Oil and pastel on canvas
“His works have an effortless manner that can sometimes make art seem like a little work of magic, as in the floor piece, Homage to Rafa (2015).”
Fredric Snitzer // Homage to Rafa // 2015 // 64 x 32 x 13.5 inches // Mixed media
Back in June we posted about new gallery artist Roberto Gomez making waves in the Miami art scene. We are thrilled to have Roberto with us at Mindy Solomon Gallery. Check out this glowing review of his June solo show “What Happens When Nothing Happens,” and this beautiful spread of his feature in Ocean Drive magazine:
This summer, gallery artists Kate MacDowell and Wookjae Maeng participated in a group exhibition at Peters Projects in Santa Fe, New Mexico, entitled “Trophies and Prey: A Contemporary Bestiary,” curated by noted ceramics scholars Garth Clark and Mark Del Vecchio. We were thrilled to see the work represented in Art Ltd.
Congratulations, Kate and Wookjae, on this well-deserved praise!
Both the Miami Herald and the Miami New Times have named “The Way We See It” one of the best shows open post-Basel week.
The Miami Herald calls the Mindy Solomon Gallery exhibition a “strong photography show, with the work of Scot Sothern leaving the most searing portraiture.” Both the Herald and Miami New Times applaud the gallery’s move to Little River. Thank you to both publications for your support!
// The Way We See It is on View through December 11th //
Scot Sothern // Baby Boomer // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print
Our current show by LA-based artist Ali Smith, Fever Pitch, is a fall pick in Boston Magazine—and her Miami debut!
“Ali Smith’s lively, fractured oil-on-canvas compositions evoke a feeling of celebration.” -Boston Magazine
Read the full article here. The first exhibition in our space at Little River, Ali’s large scale and intimate gestural paintings are juxtaposed with Alejandro Contreras’s new collection of abstract mixed media works, This Wasn’t What We Asked For, which appear in our new venue’s Project Space. Don’t miss this bold show, on view through October 16th.
Thanks go out to SRQ Magazine for the great review of Ringling College’s Defining Abstraction, on view through August 5th in Sarasota, Florida. This group show features work by three Mindy Solomon Gallery artists, and the article showcases an image of Bone Shaker by our artist Ali Smith as well as commentary on Smith and our artist Ernesto Garcia Sanchez.
Read the full review here //
Ali Smith // Bone Shaker, 2013, 60 x 42 inches, Oil on canvas
“And as much as the work speaks to each other, it engages with the past as well. Looking at Ali Smith’s painting Bone Shaker, seeing the artist utilize the textural qualities of oil painting to its height, in a frenzied and layered creation of crooked turns and dynamic coloration, [curator] Ormond sees history. “She acknowledges a debt to abstract expressionist painting from the ‘40s and ‘50s,” said Ormond, “but she has a totally different sensibility because of the way she approaches putting marks on a canvas.” Similarly, Ormond pauses in front of Ernesto Garcia Sanchez’ Untitled, a gridded and patterned composition on cut canvas that bridges abstraction and minimalism and makes Ormond think of the artist Frank Stella from the ‘50s. “If an artist is conscious of what came before, they might reference approaches that other artists utilize, but they make it their own,” says Ormond. “Because this doesn’t look like a Frank Stella painting.” -SRQ Magazine
See more Ali Smith at Mindy Solomon Gallery //
Don’t miss more new work by Ali Smith, on view September 11th through October 16th in Fever Pitch at Mindy Solomon Gallery’s new location in Little River: 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.
Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Muir Vidler was featured in media coverage across the globe this week: ABC News, The Guardian front page, Beautiful/Decay, and Feature Shoot. Journalists took special interest in his series of photographs of “Britain’s aging rebels and mavericks.”
Muir Vidler // Isobel Varley
“After seeing a man in his 60s wearing a leather harness dancing at a gay club, photographer Muir Vidler realised he wanted to celebrate the people that never let their age define who they are. From the ‘world’s most-tattooed senior woman’ to a Jurassic mod, here are his band of rebels.”
Muir Vidler // Mick and Peggy Warner
Muir Vidler has an unusual portrait project. “I had the idea to shoot portraits of aging rebels and mavericks after meeting Adrian Delgoffe in a club in Brixton called Love Muscle. He was dancing by himself wearing a leather harness and chains and I thought it was great that he was doing that in his 60’s rather than sitting at home, covered in biscuit crumbs, wedged into an armchair in front of the TV. I wanted to take photos that celebrate the people who don’t let age define who they are and how they live their lives.”
Muir Vidler‘s work, along with Scot Sothern‘s, will be on exhibition in The Way We See It from October 23rd through December 11th at Mindy Solomon Gallery’s new location in Little River: 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, FL.
Take a look at Muir’s new series of animals from the Isle of Muck in Scotland, a departure from his usual photographic subjects.
More Muir Vidler at Mindy Solomon Gallery //