Mindy Solomon Gallery

Mindy Solomon Gallery

8397 NE 2 Ave
Miami, FL 33138
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786-953-6917

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Marc Howoritz 
Green Lake Extra, 2020 
Pigment dispersion with liquid binder, oil, oil stick, wet media Dura-Lar (0.004) on canvas 
45 x 65 in.

Marc Horowitz: TIME POOLS

August 1—30, 2020

Time has begun to feel rogue and a synthetic version has emerged. Instead of time flowing as it has been perceived, it pools and becomes undisciplined (wild). Dyschronicity dominates; beginnings and ends have no place anymore. You enter time rhizomatically.

This time-shift has created a nomadic creative class – one that consumes and reproduces information at an incredibly rapid pace, forming countless vectors. As if in Tarkovsky’s Zone, one meanders and zigzags through time pools leaving breadcrumbs in the hope of finding one’s way back to sanity.

Each work in TIME POOLS has its own stakes, origins, and extensions; each is a vector within a pool.

These vectors are not fixed; they are constantly radiating outward, branching off into new vectors on their journey. To elucidate this concept of nomadic vectors whizzing about within time pools, many of the paintings have sewn overlays of transparent film and film gels, which contain other elements – drawings, photographs, auction catalog pages, pills, fake fruit, ephemera, collages – which rotate and tumble inside the painting everytime it is moved, revealing infinite new compositions. The paintings become infoalchemical biomes.
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Marc Howoritz 
Reliability & Powerlessness, 2020 
Oil, oil stick, transparency, wet media Dura-Lar, film gel, tape, chromogenic color print, Polaroid, mirror, collage on paper, pigment dispersion with liquid vinyl binder, emulsified gesso on linen/canvas blend 
60 x 48 x 1.5 in.

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Marc Howoritz
Immediate and structural, 2020
Oil, oil stick, transparency, wet media Dura-Lar, film gel, tape, chromogenic color print, Polaroid, mirror, collage on paper, pigment dispersion with liquid vinyl binder, emulsified gesso on linen/canvas blend
45 x 65 x 1.5 in.

Like a pool, the paintings mirror their surroundings due to the highly reflective nature of the mylar film. They are furthermore in flux due to the inclusion of the viewer and the environment into their compositions – evolving spectral tableau vivants – a place where time pools. In this sense, the works feel reflexively cinematic – capturing their surroundings while simultaneously broadcasting the viewer to herself within the paintings’ compositions. These works transmogrify the historical nature of a fixed painting into a simulated-time-based object.
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Marc Horowitz
Potenz, 2020
Oil, oil stick, wet media Dura-Lar, tape, chromogenic color print, pigment dispersion with liquid vinyl binder, emulsified gesso on canvas
45 x 65 x 1.5 in.

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Virtual exhibition screenshot.

Genevieve Cohn:
The Beauty of the Burden

August 1—30, 2020

Mindy Solomon Gallery and Curator Ché Morales are pleased to present a new digital experience designed by Hanna Ali on the occasion of Genevieve Cohn’s first solo exhibition, Beauty of the Burden.
As social practices continue to be restricted due to COVID-19, Morales and Solomon were met with the dilemma of activating the digital frontier. With the influx of online shows that seemed to include everything but creativity regarding atmosphere and space, Morales asked ‘why recreate a gallery online, when you can recreate the world instead?’ The resulting concept was to fully harness the limitless potential of virtual reality, and literally create a parallel world, echoing Cohn’s painting practice which has long been concerned with world building. Solomon approved the digital build out, and Morales recruited Hanna Ali to design the intricate companion piece that ultimately presents a translation of Cohn’s paintings as an experience, rather than a literal exhibition space. While the corporeal world battles with new limitations and the nuances of social fabric, Cohn’s Beauty of the Burden world sets the viewer free into a space that revitalizes the psychological context of objects and society — making the paintings at once new and familiar.
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Genevieve Cohn
Beauty of the Burden, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
48 x 36 inches

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Genevieve Cohn
Around the Maypole, 2020
Acrylic on canvas
40 x 30 inches

The universe within, defies expectations of physics and social normalities, and writes a new history (or future) of the women in Cohn’s paintings. Enter the dilapidated atrium standing on a lone island bathed in rosey light — a world saturated in a rich palette of jewel tones. Paintings, books and plantlife populate the matrix of shelves and architectural beams in Cohn’s library of babel, which gives way to an underground chamber or perhaps, a bower. Throughout the crumbling structure, the painted women continue to build, collect and adorn their surroundings, harkening to the practice of the bowerbirds — no trace of life, aside from Ally Young’s poems and recordings that live within each piece that has oddly survived the deconstruction of this parallel world.

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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