Jiha Moon Receives Atlanta Artadia Award

Please join us in congratulating gallery artist Jiha Moon as one of the two recipients of Artadia’s 2016 Atlanta Award. Moon will recieve $10,000 in unrestricted funds as well as access to the ongoing benefits of the New York-based program.

“Jiha Moon does maximalism in the best way, saturating her painting and ceramics with signs and symbols that go in many exciting directions,” said Katherine Jentleson (Merrie and Dan Boone Curator of Folk and Self-Taught Art, High Museum of Art). “The source she draws on, from Southern face jugs to Korean norigae are so diverse, allowing for work that is both humorously and seriously engaged in confrontations with the absurdity of our globalized, hyper-technologized society and the many cultural misunderstandings it nurtures.”

Jiha Moon, Anang, 2015, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, wire, synthetic hair, plastic barrette, 14.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches

Jiha Moon, Anang, 2015, earthenware, underglaze, glaze, wire, synthetic hair, plastic barrette, 14.5 x 12 x 4.5 inches

“Jiha Moon is in a perpetual state of “other” as she mines numerous histories and cultures, distilling them into rascally works of art. There is no filter, just a quirky mix matching flurry of references. Mischievousness, rebelliousness, Jiha is the Bart Simpson of our scene and she perfectly exemplifies the new Atlanta.” – Daniel Fuller, Curator of Atlanta Contemporary

This is the fourth time the bi-annual awards have been presented in Atlanta. This year, over 188 applicants living in the Greater Atlanta area submitted.

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Jiha Moon // Like 2015, 58 x 42 inches, Ink and Acrylic on Hanji

Jiha Moon // Like
2015, 58 x 42 inches, Ink and Acrylic on Hanji

Linda Lopez Featured in CLAY: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans

Please join us in celebrating the work of Linda Lopez featured in the newly released book “CLAY: Contemporary Ceramic Artisans.” The Author, Amber Creswell Bell, “offers a glimpse into the lives and practices of over 50 studio potters from around the world. This is a celebration of the new pottery artisans; a snapshot of a moment of resurgence; and a behind-the-scenes look at the unique and eclectic offerings from independent studios from around the world.”

The book is officially available October 1st, and can be purchased online here.

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Schemes & Ghost Hands Opens September 24

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents Schemes by Ernesto Garcia Sanchez, and Ghost Hands by Linda Lopez in the gallery’s Project Space. Linda Lopez’s ceramics and Ernesto Garcia Sanchez’s paintings bring new life and energy to traditional media. Exploration, investigation, and spontaneity are the hallmarks of their individual practices.

Linda Lopez // Untitled 2016, 27 x 22 1/2 x 58 inches, Ceramic, ink, and gouache on paper, frame, cotton gloves, and custom XyZ Coop rug

Linda Lopez // Untitled
2016, 27 x 22 1/2 x 58 inches,
Ceramic, ink, and gouache on paper, frame, cotton gloves, and custom XyZ Coop rug

Ghost Hands explores the persistent presence of the absent. These pieces search for the unseen thread that connects people and things that once shared an intangible moment. In this realm, logic is lost, objects are personified, perception is ever-changing, and things become their true selves. Linda Lopez is a child of two ethnicities—Vietnamese and Mexican. In her current exhibition, she incorporates rugs made by artisans in Mexico with her sculptural pieces that form bridges between historic memory and new beginnings. Each work showcases the alternative existence of objects.

Ernesto Garcia Sanchez // Untitled Nr. 3 2016, 25 x 49 inches, Acrylic and graphite on wood

Ernesto Garcia Sanchez // Untitled Nr. 3
2016, 25 x 49 inches, Acrylic and graphite on wood

In Schemes, his second exhibition at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Ernesto Garcia Sanchez (Havana, Cuba) continues to explore the possibilities of line and textured surface. Sanchez was among the artists chosen to present work in the 2015 Havana Biennial—the first since US restoration of diplomatic relations with Cuba. The artist’s work takes on a performative angle; through the process of controlling his drawing and painting using one side of his device, in this way he allows the other side to move freely, reflecting the subconscious act of painting.*

*Referenced from the Cuban Art Tours website

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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.”

Opening Reception with Osamu Kobayashi, Paul Pagk, and Lauren Mabry

Opening Reception // Saturday, March 26th from 7-9pm
All three artists in attendance!

We are thrilled to present Osamu Kobayashi and Paul Pagk in a vibrant exhibition of color at texture, complemented by Lauren Mabry’s exquisite new sculptural body of work ‘Contain or Deliver.’ Don’t miss the rare opportunity to talk with all three artists at our Opening Reception! Lauren Mabry also gives a talk Saturday at 6pm at the gallery, to the MIAMI MATERIAL ART ALLIANCE, generously sponsored by Abby Chase.

Lauren Mabry // Contain or Deliver 2016 11 x 19 x 18 inches earthenware, slips, glaze

Lauren Mabry // Contain or Deliver
2016
11 x 19 x 18 inches
earthenware, slips, glaze

Osamu Kobayashi // Two 2016 20 x 18 inches Oil on linen

Osamu Kobayashi // Two
2016
20 x 18 inches
Oil on linen

Untitled Green In Organge 2012-2013 76 x 74 inches Oil on linen

Untitled Green In Organge
2012-2013
76 x 74 inches
Oil on linen

New Works by Linda Lopez // VOLTA NY 2016

We are thrilled to showcase the beautifully complex new works of Linda Lopez at this year’s VOLTA NY. We hope you can join us March 2-6 at the fair and visit us in Booth E10. If you can’t make it, here’s a peek and Linda’s craftsmanship below. Enjoy!

Linda Lopez // Three Hundred Years of Now // 2015 49.5 x 28.5 x 11.75 inches // Ceramic, wood, paint, fabric, string, gouache on paper

Linda Lopez // Three Hundred Years of Now // 2015
49.5 x 28.5 x 11.75 inches //
Ceramic, wood, paint, fabric, string, gouache on paper

Linda Lopez // Someone Somewhere // 2015 17.5 x 18.5 x 7.5 inches // Ceramic, fabric, wood, paint, and frond

Linda Lopez // Someone Somewhere // 2015
17.5 x 18.5 x 7.5 inches // Ceramic, fabric, wood, paint, and frond

Linda Lopez // Someone’s Devil // 2015 24.5 x 60 x 11.5 // Ceramic, wood, frame, paint, ink and gouache on paper

Linda Lopez // Someone’s Devil // 2015
24.5 x 60 x 11.5 // Ceramic, wood, frame, paint, ink and gouache on paper

Christina West presents new works in Nashville

We love the evolution Christina West’s sculptures have taken recently—revealing layers of color under the surface. Her beautiful figurative sculptures have always been captivating and we find this thoughtful addition all the more intriguing—what do you think?

// Read more about Christina’s solo exhibition “Unmet” here.

Christina West, Unmet #12, pigmented hyrdrocal.

Christina West, Unmet #12, pigmented hyrdrocal.

Christina West, Unmet #13, pigmented hyrdrocal.

Christina West, Unmet #13, pigmented hyrdrocal.

Christina West, Unmet #10, pigmented hyrdrocal.

Christina West, Unmet #10, pigmented hyrdrocal.