Jennifer Lefort and Andrew Casto featured in Luxury Guide

The upcoming shows of Jennifer Lefort and Andrew Casto are featured in the Miami Edition of the March/April South Florida Luxury Guide as The Art of Wandering.

Jennifer Lefort explores abstraction’s winding roads with paintings featuring punches of color and distorted patterns. Ceramic sculptor Andrew Casto parallels Lefort’s showcase with Revelatory Derivé, which examines Guy Debord’s psychological theory of derivé (meaning “drifting” in French), a method of experimental behavior in urban society, which involves the “rapid passage through varied ambiances.”

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the inaugural solo exhibitions of artists Jennifer Lefort and Andrew Casto. Both artists explore the possibilities of abstraction through movement, gesture, surface and palette. On view at the gallery March 11th–May 14th,  2017 at 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami in Little River.  An opening reception will take place Saturday, March 11th from 6-9pm; artist Andrew Casto will attend.

 

South Florida Luxury Guide

South Florida Luxury Guide

Ernesto Garcia Sanchez Bridges the Cuban-American Gap at Mindy Solomon

Get to know gallery artist Ernesto Garcia Sanchez in this in-depth interview article from Miami New Times; exploring his methods, influences, and his view on Cuban vs. American abstractionism. We are honored to host his first stateside solo show, “Schemes, ” on view through October 22 at the gallery.

// Read the full article here.
// Read more about “Schemes” here. 
“Schemes” is on view through October 22nd.

“At a time when U.S.-Cuban relations are on the mend, García Sánchez’s story is one of international connections: He has benefited from Cuban and American influences and friendships on his way to this moment.”

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

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

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

//  READ MORE ABOUT THIS EXHIBITION <<

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 <<

 

 

A Mass on Foreign Ground // New World School of the Arts Select BFA Graduate Show, Curated by Eddie Negron

Featuring work by Ani Gonzalez, Joshua Veasey, Elizabeth Newberry, Richard Sanchez, German Caceres, and Jessica Martin, this special exhibition of select BFA graduates was influenced by a collective trip through China sponsored by New World School of the Arts. Curated by Miami-based gallery owner Eddie Negron, the artists manifest themes of placement and displacement through the relativity of nearness and remoteness.  Join us for an opening reception with these six recent local graduates as they make the transition from pupil to professional.

On View August 20-September 17
Opening Reception // Saturday, August 20th 7-9pm

>> Be sure to RSVP to our Facebook event for updates and previews from the artists.

Richard Sanchez // Earthbound 82 x 80 inches, oil wax and paper on panel

Richard Sanchez // Earthbound
82 x 80 inches, oil wax and paper on panel

Jessica Martin // Stuffed Spring, 2016 96 x 102 inches, laquer, paintstick, charcoal, and oil on plywood panel

Jessica Martin // Stuffed Spring, 2016
96 x 102 inches, laquer, paintstick, charcoal, and oil on plywood panel

German Caceres (Richard Spit) // Baby's First Word Was Dada 2016, photograph

German Caceres (Richard Spit) // Baby’s First Word Was Dada
2016, photograph

Joshua Veasey // NE 82nd Street and NE 7th Avenue 2016, dimensions variable dry glazed ceramic, limestone, foam, latex, thermoplastic adhesive, pigment

Joshua Veasey // NE 82nd Street and NE 7th Avenue
2016, dimensions variable
dry glazed ceramic, limestone, foam, latex, thermoplastic adhesive, pigment

Elizabeth Newberry // Saga (Seesaw) 32 x 24 inches, archival pigment print

Elizabeth Newberry // Saga (Seesaw)
32 x 24 inches, archival pigment print

Ani Gonzalez // Absent Lovers 2016, 41 x 41 inches, oil on canvas

Ani Gonzalez // Absent Lovers
2016, 41 x 41 inches, oil on canvas

Kobayashi & Pagk: Art Circuit’s CRITIC’S CHOICE

We are honored that Osamu Kobayashi and Paul Pagk were selected as one of May’s five Critic’s Choice features by Claire Breukel on Art Circuits this week. This show was a beautiful union of two artists who share a love of the materiality of paint, the delights of vibrant color, and the varieties of spatial experience found in abstraction.

Check out the Art Circuits homepage this month for featured images by Kobayashi and Pagk. You can read more about the exhibit here.

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