Mindy Solomon Gallery
cordially invites you
to the opening reception in the presence of the artists of
Jeremy Chandler: Spotted at First Light
Jenna Efrein: Verdant Plunderland Project Space
On Saturday, February 6th, from 7 – 9 pm
Mindy Solomon Gallery New Location 8397 NE 2nd Ave. Little River Miami, Fl. 33138 mindysolomon.com
“Our human tragedy is that we are unable to comprehend our experience, it slips through our fingers, we can’t hold on to it, and the more time passes, the harder it gets…My father said that the natural world gave us explanations to compensate for the meanings we could not grasp. The slant of the cold sunlight on a winter pine, the music of water, an oar cutting the lake and the flight of birds, the mountains’ nobility, the silence of the silence. We are given life but must accept that it is unattainable and rejoice in what can be held in the eye, the memory, the mind..”
(February 6 – March 19) ‘Spotted at First Light,’ is a new installation of photography and video by Jeremy Chandler—continuing a body of fictional narrative, the work explores masculine identity and relationship to place. While in the gallery’s Project Space, Jenna Efrein mimics the beauty of the Everglades in her installation ‘Verdant Plunderland,‘ hinting at issues of ownership and deterioration.
Spotted At First-Light, new work by Jeremy Chandler, alludes to themes of passive searching and laying-in-wait. Repurposing methods utilized by hunting and military culture, Chandler stages scenes converting otherwise weaponized techniques into benign aesthetic devices. Male figures are pictured embedded in a variety of terrain, engaged in moments of still introspection, seemingly in cryptic dialogue with one another and the landscape. As with all of Chandler’s work, the landscape becomes a character within his narratives and is used as both stage and medium for communication. Through a returning visual vocabulary and distinctive iconography, relationships become apparent—prompting the viewer to question the nature of the characters’ activities, as well as their connections to one another and the land.
Jenna Efrein’s Verdant Plunderland is an installation representing the indigenous South Florida landscape of marshlands and swamp. Predominant materials are farmed from the waste of local consumption. Ironically, South Florida was considered an uninhabitable wasteland before settlement. But through efforts of dredging, draining, and genocide South Florida became an attractive vacation, retirement, and rejuvenation location. Jenna Efrein up-cycles materials to mimic the beauty of the Everglades.
Typically, Efrein’s work falls in to the figurative and psychological realm. New to South Florida and a lover of nature, she has found herself investigating her past and present. Though no human forms can be seen in this installation, the marks of their hands are found everywhere.
About Mindy Solomon Gallery
Established in 2009, 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, and was named one of the Top 500 Galleries Worldwide in Louise Blouin Media Modern Painters 2013 and 2014 annual guides.
The gallery serves as an incubator for dynamic artists establishing their creative voices and exploring a broad range of exhibition possibilities.
Represented artists include: Scottish photographer Muir Vidler, LA photographer and writer Scot Sothern, Korean sculptural artist Kang Hyo Lee, Mexican mixed-media artists the de la Torre brothers, New York-based painter James Kennedy, and an array of national and international talent. Mindy Solomon Gallery participates in global art fairs including Art Miami, Zona Maco, VOLTA BASEL, VOLTA NY, PULSE, Moving Image, and Shanghai Contemporary. Always interested in the intersection of art and design, Mindy Solomon and her staff work closely with designers, advisors, consultants, and curators to inform and integrate fine works of art into every aesthetic environment.
Mindy Solomon Gallery
8397 NE 2nd Ave.
Miami, FL 33138