Mindy Solomon Gallery presents the first Miami-based solo exhibition of work by French artist Dominique Labauvie. Labauvie’s sculpture is defined by an abstract calligraphy that tells a story within the space it occupies. The fictions are elaborated through form and line, and his linear articulations become a three-dimensional narrative.
Labauvie states: “My sculpture not only addresses the line as a record to ‘transport time into space,’ but it also manipulates the material nature of the steel. Steel is actually not natural but a man-made material, with the exception of the iron meteorite that falls from the cosmos onto earth. From the mineral to the industrial product, we can say that steel is a pure product of human inventiveness and work. As Valéry wrote in 1937, “What would we be without steel?”
Labauvie’s work is monumental in its simplicity. The strong line, singularly expressed against negative space, becomes a bold punctuation mark, bisecting the world around it.
Dominique Labauvie was born in Strasbourg, France and now lives and works in Tampa, Florida. He is a recipient of the Adolph and Esther Gottlieb Foundation Grant and the Rome Prize. Labauvie has received numerous commissions for Public Sculptures in Europe and the United States. His work is exhibited internationally and is included in public and private collections worldwide.
About Mindy Solomon Gallery
Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists and art advisory services. Represented works include painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. The gallery also exhibits some of the most prestigious contemporary Korean artists on the world market today. With an interest in client education, such as a collectors’ tour to South Korea, and regular artists talks and VIP events, the gallery is a full-service showcase of the international art world. Represented artists of note include: Berlin-based painter Christopher Winter; Scottish photographer Muir Vidler; 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 other national and international talent. Named one of the Top 500 Galleries Worldwide in Louise Blouin Media Modern Painters 2013 Annual Guide, Mindy Solomon Gallery participates in many prestigious art fairs, including the upcoming Art Miami fair during Art Basel’s Art Week in Miami Beach, as well as the Zona Maco Contemporary Art Fair in Mexico City, 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.