Texas Contemporary Art Fair // September 29–October 2

Mindy Solomon is please to present painters Jiha Moon and Jennifer Lefort at the Texas Contemporary Art Fair. Texas Contemporary, Houston’s leading contemporary and modern art fair, brings the country’s best galleries to the area’s discerning collector base. Featuring a range of works and mediums, Texas Contemporary presents what is new in art as well as a focused representation of interests for this unique city.

VIP PREVIEW //
Thursday September 29, 2016 5:30pm to 10:00pm

PUBLIC FAIR HOURS:
Friday, September 30 11:00am to 7:00pm
Saturday, October 1 11:00am to 7:00pm
Sunday, October 2 12:00pm to 6:00pm
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Jiha Moon Hers, 2016 Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, Synthetic hair, hand knots, wire, plastic beads 10" x 9" x 5.5"

Jiha Moon
Hers, 2016
Porcelain, underglaze, glaze, Synthetic hair, hand knots, wire, plastic beads
10 x 9 x 5.5 inches

Jiha Moon Peach Mask III, 2016 Ink and Acrylic on Hanji 41" x 39"

Jiha Moon
Peach Mask III, 2016
Ink and Acrylic on Hanji
41 x 39 inches

Jiha Moon Welcome, 2016 Ink and Acrylic on Hanji on Fabric mounted on Panel 16" x 20"

Jiha Moon
Welcome, 2016
Ink and Acrylic on Hanji on Fabric mounted on Panel
16″ x 20″

 

Jennifer Lefort // Traces  2016 60 x 48 inches oil and spray paint on canvas

Jennifer Lefort // Traces
2016
60 x 48 inches
oil and spray paint on canvas

Jennifer Lefort // Where Things Start  2016 72 x 60 inches oil on canvas

Jennifer Lefort // Where Things Start
2016
72 x 60 inches
oil on canvas

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 <<

 

 

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

Mumbo Jumbo // Art Circuits CRITIC’S PICK

We are thrilled to announce that Bruce Kates‘s Mumbo Jumbo was named one of five Critic’s Picks by Art Circuits’ Claire Breukel. In the post-Basel glow of local exhibitions, we are honored to represent such talent here in Little River. Check out the Art Circuits homepage for a beautiful slideshow featuring Kates’s work.

>> Mumbo Jumbo on view through January 30th
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“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

The Daily Wood Featured Event // Sothern, Vidler, Valdes

We are thrilled The Daily Wood chose to feature these exhibitions! Haven’t seen “The Way We See It” or “An Inherent View of the World” yet? Visit us in Little River through December 11th to experience these works up close.

>>> View the full article here. <<<

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Muir Vidler // Debbie Dogbite // 2014 // 20 x 24 inches // c-type print, edition of 6

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

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Juana Valdes // An Inherent View of the World // 2015-ongoing // Collected decorative objects made of porcelain, bone china, glass, and wood documented as still life settings

Linda Lopez // 2015 Young Sculptors Competition

Mindy Solomon Gallery artist Linda Lopez was among ten finalists selected for the 2015 Miami University Young Sculptors Competition, judged by Anne Barlow, Executive Director of Art In General (NYC). Ms. Barlow praised Linda’s work:

“In Linda Lopez’s work, traits of painting, drawing and sculpture seem to collide through elements arranged within a ‘frame’ or situated on a plinth. While one can discern references to familiar natural forms and domestic objects—such as a book, vase, or a frond of a plant—these cannot be read literally. Combining globular ceramic objects, framed ink and gouache drawings, string, wood, and wire, a certain magic arises from the new correspondences that come from their co‐existence.”

Please join us in congratulating Linda Lopez on this tremendous achievement!  See some of her newest works in our booth at Pulse Miami Beach 2015 December 1st-5th.

 Linda Lopez // Untitled (Pink Mound and White Mound), 2015, 7.5 x 9 x 7 and 3 x 3.5 x 3. 5 inches, Ceramic


Linda Lopez // Untitled (Pink Mound and White Mound), 2015, 7.5 x 9 x 7 and 3 x 3.5 x 3. 5 inches, Ceramic

inda Lopez // Objects made to be rejected, 2014, 66 x 62 x 18 inches, Ceramic and wood

Linda Lopez // Objects made to be rejected, 2014, 66 x 62 x 18 inches, Ceramic and wood

The Way We See It: The Photography of Scot Sothern and Muir Vidler // October 23 – December 11

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present ‘The Way We See It,’ a new exhibition of photography by Scot Sothern and Muir Vidler. Both artists exemplify the photographer as observer and reporter by choosing subjects that are unique and fully authentic, living lives that exist in some instances outside of the cultural mainstream, finding comfort in neighborhoods and communities where individuality can be embraced.

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Opening Reception with the artists: Friday, October 23rd, from 6-9pm.
A reading from ‘Curb Service’ and ‘Sad City’ with Scot Sothern: Saturday, October 24th, from 1-2pm.

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Scot Sothern // Martha // 2012 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Artist Scot Sothern states in his memoir Lowlife: “I know a place not far from here where I can take your picture. I can give you twenty bucks.” Sothern is inextricably bound to the street. He follows the comings and goings of the unnoticed with his eyes and his heart. In Lowlife, we learn through his photographic narrative to understand and empathize with the struggles of a community of people often harshly judged and overlooked.

Scot Sothern // Superman Dreams // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Scot Sothern // Superman Dreams // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

His newest body of work, ‘Sad City’ focuses on not just the women and she-males of the night, but the discarded and disenfranchised that dwell in plain sight: “It’s 1978 and I’m renting a clapboard dump high on a Silver Lake hill looking out toward Hollywood. The guy next door, on the other side of the wall, tells me he used to be a Black Panther and he did time for murder and he steals cars for a living. I ask him if he can get me a car in the two hundred dollar price range and he tells me he’ll keep an eye out. He lives with his sister who is a whore and totally blind. I ask her if she’s ever accidently climbs into a cop’s car but she doesn’t have much of a sense of humor.

Scot Sothern // The Neighbors // 2012 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Scot Sothern // The Neighbors // 2012 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Late one quiet Friday night I’m reading and have the door open when the sister next door starts screaming. It’s not my business but it continues for a while so I go next door and knock. The Black Panther opens the door and apologizes for the noise. His sister is on the floor in the middle of the room pulling her hair and beating on her head and screaming. I ask him if she’s alright and he says she will be in a little while. I go back to my place and open a beer and a little while later she stops screaming.”

Scot Sothern // Duck // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Scot Sothern // Duck // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

What inspired the shift in Sothern’s newest works, changing focus away from photographing prostitutes in hotel rooms to examining the often unseen parts of life through another lens? He says: “After years of dark one-on-one impromptu portraits it was time for a change: technologically, by spurning film for digital—and physically, by moving to the periphery of the action. My task now is to find from a distance what I previously found in eye contact and my own interference with my models. I’m looking for single-frame noir movies in Technicolor with bittersweet endings.

Scot Sothern // Playing in Traffic // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Scot Sothern // Playing in Traffic // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

The words accompanying the images should open an interior dialogue like a flashbulb opens shadow. Personal confessions and bare-naked exploitations are used to elicit empathy with bright and pretty colors to soothe the guilt. Sad City is a place where no one wants to live and the population never stops growing.”

The particulars of each image and story might be unappealing to those of us who live in communities of affluence or even middle class comfort, but the struggles of life on the street have a logic and a grittiness that is all around us. Sothern cares about his subjects, legitimizing their histories of anger and frustration.

Scot Sothern // The Gates of Hell 1 // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print

Scot Sothern // The Gates of Hell 1 // 2011 // 11 x 17 inches // Pigment print


Muir Vidler // Pooky’s Salon 1 // 2015 // 20 x 24 inches // Digital C-Type Print, Edition of 6

Muir Vidler // Pooky’s Salon 1 // 2015 // 20 x 24 inches // Digital C-Type Print, Edition of 6

Muir Vidler loves humor and irony. A photojournalist by profession, he observes locals while on assignment—searching for the real rather than the staged. He likes to contradict preconceived notions about what we (the outsiders) view a culture to be. One example: while traveling in Thailand, he visits Pooky’s Salon on Soi 6 in Pattaya. This is a place where transexual prostitutes go to have their hair and make-up done. They pay a set fee for the initial work in the morning and a couple of touch-ups during the evening. Vidler embraces the vibrancy and beauty of his subjects. He highlights their efforts to embrace hyper-feminine sexuality, allowing them to be provocative and demure simultaneously.

Muir Vidler // Purim, London 2 // 2014 // 20 x 24 inches // C-Print, Edition of 6

Muir Vidler // Purim, London 2 // 2014 // 20 x 24 inches // C-Print, Edition of 6

The challenges of each subject’s daily life become less apparent through the humanizing lens of our visual guides. Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the work of these talented and compassionate photographers.

Muir Vidler // Ian Baillie, Kilmarnock // 2014 // 20 x 24 inches // C-Type Print

Muir Vidler // Ian Baillie, Kilmarnock // 2014 // 20 x 24 inches // C-Type Print

Mindy Solomon Gallery // A Favorite at PULSE Miami Beach

Mindy Solomon Gallery has become “a Miami staple in contemporary art,” according to the Miami New Times. Critics and gallery-goers alike are thrilled with our impressive line-up on the docket for PULSE Miami Beach 2015.

This December, we will feature gallery artists Linda Lopez, James Kennedy, and Roberto Gomez at the PULSE fair. Stay tuned for details!

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Linda Lopez // Objects made to be rejected // 2014 // 66 x 62 x 18 inches // Ceramic and wood

Untitled. Printmaking ink on latex paint on canvas. 85x48 inches. 2015.

Roberto Gomez // Untitled // 2015 // 85 x 48 inches // Printmaking ink on latex paint on canvas

 

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James Kennedy // NASCI // 2015 // 43 x 36 inches // Acrylic polymer on incised eucalyptus masonite

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)