SCOPE NY Art Fair Booth

We are at SCOPE New York this week and presenting the dynamic works of the de la Torre BrothersGeneric Art SolutionsMarc BurckhardtBonnie Marie Smith, Kurt Weiser, Sunkoo Yuh and James Kennedy.

The Mindy Solomon Gallery works hard to present thought-provoking, high-quality contemporary art works by emerging talent representing the best in sculptural forms, photography, painting and mixed media. (Learn more about G.A.S., James Kennedy, Kurt Weiser, Marc Burckhardt, the de la Torre Brothers).

Booth No. A11 will be on exhibit at SCOPE NY through Sunday, March 11. If you should need entry passes, please contact me or the gallery.

Back home, Meditative Journeys, presenting Korean painter Sungyee Kim and sculptor Kang Hyo Lee is open and on exhibit through March 31. See opening photos here.

Ceramic Arts & Perception w/Bonnie Marie Smith

Bonnie Marie Smith will be featured in the next issue of Ceramics Art and Perception. Proudly, Bonnie Marie Smith has created two dynamic installations and one free standing sculptural piece showcased in our latest group show, “Contradictions.” (Review here).

Kingston, New York resident and sculptor, Bonnie Marie Smith is inspired by themes of childhood, nature and mythology. Bonnie writes, “I work intuitively to reveal something of the inner world of each figure.” Bonnie’s pieces are comprised of multiple sculptures made of fired earthenware or porcelain clay with glazes, stains, paints and found objects.

You can see Bonnie Marie Smith in person by stopping in the gallery and take a closer look at “Contradictions” on exhibit through November 5, 2011.

Contradictions is Now Open

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to introduce a provocative showcase of eight contemporaries in a themed exhibition entitled, “Contradictions.” Taking a close look at worldly themes and opposing viewpoints, “Contradictions” allows each artist to freely explore life’s nuances through the lens of humor and irony.

“Contradictions” will be on exhibit September 24—November 5, 2011 with artist talk with Russell Biles on Saturday, September 24, 12—2PM and opening reception on Saturday, October 1 from 6—8PM. (Please join our guest list). 

Richard Bassett presents two needlepoint pillows to represent the over sensationalism of visual violence, the dulling of our senses as a result, and our ambivalent response. “And, can the shock of seeing these images on pillows momentarily snap us back to their reality?” Courtesy of the Jack Fischer Gallery in San Francisco.

Russell Biles works in porcelain crafting figurations that explore race, politics and sexuality. Biles’ sculptures provide humor and commentary about subjects that are often difficult to discuss.

Einar and Jamex de la Torre work in hot glass and mixed media to create spirited sculptures that disrespect cultural and religious institutions. The combination of such enlightened narratives form a strong and thought provoking exhibition that both will repel and fascinate the viewer.

Muir Vidler travels the world utilizing a camera to capture cultural ironies. His narrative photographs travel the world and satirical in nature. He explores the contradictory nature of his subjects versus the environments in which they live in order to document the way in which unique individuals define themselves in even the most oppressive of conditions.

Gregory Green juxtaposes sculptural elements to convey fear and uncertainty. Artist Gregory Green states: “In contemporary society, we have reached a state of perpetual over-stimulation. We are surrounded by ever-increasing sources of information, from the printed word, to television, and now the Internet. Our societies move and change at an eternally increasing pace and the level and the role of spectacle seems to grow exponentially…”

Chris Riccardo utilizes the language of scale and form to address serious societal concerns in his sculpture Consequences. He comments on the epidemic of childhood obesity in our country and how the disease affects our children’s ability to play, leading to low-self esteem, inability to interact and work with others and possible future psychological abnormalities.

Bonnie Smith works, Kingston, NY, is a stylized ceramics artisan who unites mythological and dream symbols with themes of home and childhood memory. Bonnie’s compositions are made up of combinations of human and natural formations that convey a feminine approach to concepts of loss and isolation. Victorian aesthetic and proportion of scale help to deliver her delicate, emotional perspective that can be described as, “otherworldly.”

Bonnie Marie Smith featured in Contradictions

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to introduce “Contradictions,” a provocative showcase that features: Richard Bassett, Russell Biles, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Muir Vidler, Gregory Green, Chris Riccardo, Bonnie Marie Smith September 24 through November 5, 2011. (above, Cigarette Girls, 25 pieces total, 48″ shelf, earthenware, glaze, paint, found objects, 2011).

“Contradictions.” takes  a close look at the irony in opposing viewpoints celebrating humor and irony. Group exhibitions promotes a thought provoking platform that introduces emerging artists. Kingston, New York based artist Bonnie Marie Smith will be premiering her multi-pieced ceramics and earthenware sculptures. (above, postcard featuring Muir Vidler designed by Murphy Design + article).

We are pleased to introduce Bonnie, as she writes: “My work is inspired and informed by myth, dreams, and symbols. Most often I explore in my art themes of home, childhood, loss, nature, and the feminine experience. In these small sculptures, I work intuitively to reveal something of the inner world of each figure. Each piece is made of fired earthenware or porcelain clay with applied glazes, stains, paints, and the occasional found object.” (above, Watchdog, 13x11x5,” earthenware, glaze, paint, found objects, 2011).

“Contradictions” begins September 24 and on display through November 5. You are cordially invited to attend our artist reception on Saturday, October 1, 6—8PM and please contact the gallery for additional information about Bonnie Marie Smith and Richard Bassett, Russell Biles, Einar and Jamex de la Torre, Muir Vidler, Gregory Green and Chris Riccardo. Join the Facebook guest list here and take advantage of the Oct. 1 opening reception and the Sept. 24 artist talk with Russell Biles. (above, bell hop and cigar girl, earthenware, glaze, paint, found objects, 2011).