William Pachner at 101

At 101 years-old, my father, William Pachner, is a very busy man. Interest in his work remains high in New York and I thought I would take a minute to update you on a couple of recent exhibitions that have featured his work.

At present, his work is included in a special exhibit, “Byrdcliffe’s Legacy: Handmade in the 20th Century (An Ode to Nature & Place)” at the Byrdcliffe Kleinert/James Center for the Arts (36 Tinker Street in Woodstock, NY). This exhibit will be on display from August 20-October 9, 2016.

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Established in 1902, the Byrdcliffe Arts Colony was an important force the Arts and Crafts Movement in America. The Colony supported self-sufficiency, fulfillment in work, and the preservation of local crafts. The work in this exhibit illustrates the fine art and design accomplishments by selected artists and artisans who lived and worked in the Hudson Valley between 1903 and 1999. As makers of paintings, prints, photographs, weavings, ceramics, furniture, metal, jewelry and decorative art, the artists in this show produced work aligned with Byrdcliffe’s original pursuit of inspiration from nature and commitment to raising awareness of innovative, high-quality handcrafted work. In addition to William Pachner’s paintings, this exhibit also includes work by such renowned artists as Philip Guston, Yasuo Kuniyoshi, Milton Glaser, George Bellows, Mary Frank, Doris Lee, Judy Pfaf, Carl Walters, George Ault, Robert Chanler, William Hunt Diedrich, and Robert Ebendorf.

This spring, my father was honored at the opening of an exhibit, “The Roosevelt Collection,” at the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library and Museum in Hyde Park, NY. His illustration of President Roosevelt, which appeared on the cover of Collier’s magazine on January 27, 1945, was prominently featured at this show. On the invitation of the director of the FDR library Paul Sparrow and Laura Roosevelt, the granddaughter of FDR, he returned to the FDR Presidential Library and Museum this summer for its 75th anniversary celebration.

-Ann Pachner

>> See more William Pachner at Mindy Solomon Gallery <<

 

 

“The Way We See It” named “Best of Post-Basel”

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

Scot Sothern // Baby Boomer // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Ernesto Garcia Sanchez // 12th Havana Biennial

Gallery artist Ernesto Garcia 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 projects included in the Biennial were chosen to have an effect on Havana’s citizens either through the participation in the work or through the presentation of the work as a live social laboratory.  Interdisciplinary works were encouraged, and for the first time the exhibition was not in one place, but stretched the length of Havana’s iconic Malecón, as well as dozens of Havana’s galleries, schools, and museums with contributions from over 200 artists representing 44 countries. The title of the Biennial, “Entre La Idea y La Experienia” (Between Ideas and Experience) brought to life pieces like Sanchez’s, where everyone can access and enjoy art in their daily lives.

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Ernesto Garcia Sanchez // “Delirios” (Deliriums)

Kate MacDowell and Wookjae Maeng Feature on Artsy

Mindy Solomon artists Kate MacDowell and Wookjae Maeng were featured in this stellar review of Trophies and Prey from Artsy. Editor Karen Kedmey describes the Santa Fe show as a “a hunting-lodge-cum-bestiary, with a decidedly 21st-century twist.”  On  iew at Peters Projects through October 6th. Congratulations to Kate and Wookjae for the beautiful coverage of their pieces.

>> Read the full review here! <<<

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Theoretical Notions of the Nonrepresentational // Ringling Exhibition Reviewed in SRQ

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

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.

Muir Vidler // Forever Young PR Around the World

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

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.”
-The Guardian

 

Muir Vidler // Mick and Peggy Warner

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.”
-ABC News

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 //

Gary Petersen // Dallas Museum of Art Permanent Collection

We are proud to announce that the Dallas Museum of Art has selected Gary Petersen‘s work Double Up for its permanent collection, by way of the prestigious American Academy of Arts & Letters 2014 purchase award.

Gary Petersen // Double Up / 2013 / 20 x 16 inches / Acrylic and oil on masonite panel

Gary Petersen // Double Up / 2013 / 20 x 16 inches / Acrylic and oil on masonite panel

Opening Reception // Completely Exposed – Kate MacDowell

Completely Exposed is Mindy Solomon Gallery’s first solo exhibition for Portland-based artist Kate MacDowell. This new body of work “serves as a voice for contemporary sculptural narrative and environmental awareness.”

>> Join us for an Opening Reception <<
>> Friday, April 10th from 6-9pm <<

Kate MacDowell // Nursemaid 1 // 2015 // 11 x 8.5 x 11 inches // pedestal piece / Hand-built porcelain, glaze

Kate MacDowell // Nursemaid 1 // 2015 //
11 x 8.5 x 11 inches // pedestal piece / Hand-built porcelain, glaze

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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