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.


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.


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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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 //

James Kennedy // Elle Decor Magazine

James Kennedy’s work sits beautifully in a Manhattan apartment designed by Andrew Sills, featured in Elle Decor Magazine.

>>> View the full article here <<<

James will share new work in the Mindy Solomon Gallery booth at Seattle Art Fair July 30-August 2.  We look forward to seeing you there.

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Christina West’s Intimate Strangers // Top Pick for Journalists

The media is taking notice of Christina West‘s first Miami solo show, Intimate Strangers, at Mindy Solomon Gallery. The exhibition has been chosen as a top pick of major publications including the visual art guides of the Miami Herald and Miami.com, and international Interview Magazine.

Intimate Strangers is on view through July 3rd; come experience this show for yourself!

Intimate Strangers on our Facebook //

Read the Full Press Release //

Check out a few of our Instagram shots from Christina’s opening reception.

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Gary Petersen // ArtNews Review

Gallery artist Gary Petersen‘s solo show earlier this year at Theodore Art was reviewed in this April’s ArtNews. Congratulations to Gary and the gallery for such a well-received show!

As reviewed, “Petersen…uses assured, playful geometric configuration to striking effect.”


Gary Petersen // Untitled B-G 3 2011 // 10 x 8 inches //  Gouache on canvas

Gary Petersen // Untitled B-G 3
2011 // 10 x 8 inches //
Gouache on canvas

ArtNews // April 2015

ArtNews // April 2015

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

Kate MacDowell // Completely Exposed

Kate MacDowell // Completely Exposed

Opening Reception Friday, April 10, 6-9pm

Exhibition on View through May 15th, 2015

“We’re so much more likely to feel sympathy for an animal than another person; thus, the best fiction uses animals to define truly humane behavior.” -Chuck Palahniuk

Kate MacDowell // Clay Pigeons / 2010 / Size varies / Slip cast and hand-carved terracotta, earth, lead shot

Kate MacDowell // Clay Pigeons / 2010 / Size varies / Slip cast
and hand-carved terracotta, earth, lead shot

Mindy Solomon Gallery present its first solo exhibition of sculptural and installation-based works by Portland, Oregon-based artist Kate MacDowell April 10th-May 22nd, 2015 in the Wynwood arts district. An opening reception for ‘Completely Exposed’ will take place Friday, April 10th, from 6-9pm. Mindy Solomon Gallery is located at 172 NW 24th Street, Miami, and proud to represent the incredible talent of Kate MacDowell. “We are excited to present this new body of work as a voice for contemporary sculptural narrative and environmental awareness,” said gallery director Mindy Solomon.

>> Read the full press release here <<