Oct 22, 2023

Mindy Solomon Gallery

Mindy Solomon Gallery

848 NW 22 Street
Miami, FL 33127
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Fractured: Andrew Casto, David Hicks, Francie Bishop Good

June 10–July 29, 2023

We live in a fractured world. I’ve always seen it as my role as an artist to attempt to make wholeness.—Anish Kapoor

Mindy Solomon is pleased to present a trio of gallery artists working primarily in the medium of clay. Pushing the boundaries of abstract expressionism through surface and form, each artist brings a unique perspective to the reasons behind their work and the resulting objects. Francie Bishop Good discusses her journey to this current exhibition:

“Working in clay has opened doors to a magical and quirky world. What seemingly started as a therapy to the tumultuous times, evolved into unconventional sculptures that act as both optimistic and protective forms. Spontaneously molding, coiling and pinching without any previous planning gives the role of chance, a primary force in my art making practice. After bisque firing, I begin the process of painting, and combining. The immediacy of vinyl and synthetic paints fulfills my childlike wonder. Paint might travel throughout my studio, onto a flat wood board that could become paired with a sculpture. In the end the dialogue between sculpture and painting becomes blurred. As with all the other forms of art that I have worked with, I invite the unruly and rawness in each media to find their voices. “ Andrew Casto utilizes his art practice in order to manage stress and create a sense of order.

Splintered: Ali Smith And Virginia Leonard

June 10–July 29, 2023

“May I splinter away from myself break into whole units and live in each with perfection!”
– Suman Pokhrel

Mindy Solomon is pleased to present “Splintered” a two-person exhibition focused on the dynamic, colorful, space shattering works of Ail Smith and Virginia Leonard; envelope pushing artists with a penchant for explosive use of bright pigment. Ali Smith has long been a proponent of neon. For her current exhibition she appears to embrace it in many of her works. In her artist statement she discusses her journey with painting: “In developing my own personal language of abstraction for the past 20 years, I continue to seek ways to Find invention and liberation in painting. I make large scale, colorful, multi- layered canvases that lure the viewer into a world of complexity and chaos. I make paintings that I hope challenge and engage the viewer directly, as an overall complex viewing experience. My paintings are colorful, fluid, tough and use a very practiced intuition that translates into paintings that have multiple reads and entry points. Each work tends to exist in its own universe with very specific rules and structure, allowing me to push the possibilities within abstraction.”

Alejandro Contreras: Portals In A State Of Sunshine

June 10–July 29, 2023

Mindy Solomon is pleased to present Alejandro Contreras’ third solo exhibition Portals in a State of Sunshine. This exhibition is his first post graduate school show and a turning point in the narrative of his artistic journey. In his own words:

“Seeking to destabilize hierarchical tendencies within art systems and centered on the material language of these essential structures, as well as my own personal labor, I question what is secondary, supplemental, or outside of the work. Through immersive installations I am considering the context in which a piece is situated, and challenge the separation between artwork, site and supporting structures.

About Mindy Solomon Gallery

Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists and art advisory services. The gallery represents artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. The gallery program explores the intersection of art and design through an ongoing dialog between two and three-dimensional objects, while embracing diasporic voices. Utilizing the gallery space as a platform for inventive exhibitions, museum visitations, and public lectures, Solomon invites a sense of community and aesthetic enrichment.

Solomon founded the gallery in 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she established her reputation as a contemporary art dealer. She is a Board member of the Miami Art Dealers Association and is currently located in the Little River Arts District of Miami.

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