"Entering the world as a young artist is exciting and terrifying. Offering an opportunity to exhibit and giving guidance and mentorship in the process is a wonderful service to the field. As a former art educator, I see this as a way to continue to teach". Mindy Solomon
May 16 - 26
"I was approached to consider this show by two talented young artists in Miami independently of one another, Rafael Domenech and Eddie Negron. Their interest and selflessness in assisting their 'bros' to have a broader scope of exposure was very meaningful to me. WOES is a popup show about brotherhood, artistic exploration, and growing up creatively”. MS
Anthony Anaya explains the title, WOES: "Your woes are your best and most trusted bros. Urban Dictionary claims that the term is an acronym for working on excellence, because 'the squad you run with everyday should be working on excellence.' This group of artists all recent graduates of the New World School of Art, embodies both characteristics of the word, pushing each other onward in their artistic careers and toward excellence in the studio, as well as sharing real-life rapport.
About the artists
Rafael Alvarez is interested in the narratives—and effects—of global interaction. He was born in Miami in 1990, and holds an AA in Arts and Art Education from Miami Dade College, and a BFA in Sculpture from New World School of Arts. Anthony Anaya was born in Queens, New York (1991), and has worked as a studio design assistant and architectural assistant at firms in Miami, and as a graphic designer for Quiksilver. He earned a BFA in Design at New World School of Arts. Rubin Gabeau, a recent graduate of New World School of Arts, describes his process: "The work is about the thing-in-itself. Kantianism”. Vincent Granela lives and works in Hialeah, FL, and is a recent BFA graduate of New World School of Arts. His painting focuses on technique and material, and an emphasis on connection between audience and author. Guilherme Moraes states: "My work involves a singular process of finding an image, projecting the image, and painting the image—discarding information such as color and tonal range. The images I select often come from popular programs which were broadcast in Brazil in the 1980s and 1990s, and historic moments of conflict there from the 90s to present. Morales was born in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, in 1986.
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: Paris based artist Pierre Mabille; 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, VOLTA Basel, PULSE, Moving Image, and Shanghai Contemporary.