Kate MacDowell. Completely Exposed
April 10 - May 22
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents its first solo exhibition of sculptural and installation works by Portland, Oregon-based artist Kate MacDowell, and is and proud to represent the incredible talent of this artist: “We are excited to present this new body of art as a voice for contemporary sculptural narrative and environmental awareness,” said gallery director Mindy Solomon.
Kate MacDowell , Nursemaid 2, 2015. Hand-built porcelain, glaze, 18 x 13.5 x 10 in
Kate MacDowell’s intricately articulated sculptures and installations convey a sense of fragility and preciousness in the human relationship to the natural world. Her depictions of sculptural animals serve as a metaphor for the sense of need and loss felt in an ever-changing, insensitive industrial society often driven by greed and corporate profit. The figures' piercing gazes aim to force the viewer to confront their own mortality.
Kate MacDowell states: "My newest work explores our physical and psychological relationships to the animal kingdom. Whether as proxy, trophy, raw material, or mythic symbol, animals currently occupy a space in our subconscious, which layers history, fable, and an awareness of species fragility."
Kate MacDowell, Skin-Changer’s Closet, 2015, hand-built porcelain, glaze. Shown here installed at 34 x 52 in. Dimensions variables.
About the artist
Kate MacDowell has been honored with a Kohler Artist Residency and an RACC Professional Development Grant, Zelli Porcelain Award short-list, Lincoln Arts & Culture Foundation 'Best of Show,' NICHE Award for hand-built ceramics, CraftForms Visionary Award of Excellence, Oregon College of Art & Craft Individual Merit Award, Penland School of Crafts scholarship, and Kiln Gold Residency at the Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts. Her installations appear in the permanent collection of the John Michael Kohler Arts Center (Wisconsin) and many private collections. She lives and works in Portland, Oregon, and holds a BA and an MAT from Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.
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.