Mindy Solomon Gallery
cordially invites you to an
opening reception with the artists for

Geandy Pavón:
Political Fold

José Manuel Mesías:
About the Absolute Truth

On Saturday, May 28th, 7 – 9 pm

Both Artists Will be Present

 

Mindy Solomon Gallery
8397 NE 2nd Ave.
Little River
Miami, Fl. 33138
www.mindysolomon.com

“Is the narrative you now possess really and truly your own? Are your dreams really your own dreams? Might not they be someone else’s visions that could sooner or later turn into nightmares?”

 -Haruki Murakami

 

José Manuel Mesías, Mi Madre, 2008, acrylic, pastel, marker, smart, paper, masonite, 53 x 35.5 in.
José Manuel Mesías, Mi Madre, 2008, acrylic, pastel, marker, smart, paper, masonite, 53 x 35.5 in.

(May 28 – August 13)

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents Geandy Pavón: Political Fold and José Manuel Mesías: About the Absolute Truth. The dynamic juxtaposition of these two Cuban artists together in Miami for the first time explores the deconstruction of literary realism and rational thought. 

Curator Mindy Solomon states: “I woke up last night after two seemingly prophetic dreams. In the first, I was called to the phone because of the impending death of a family member; and in the second, I was impossibly stalled getting to my critical destination, which in turn caused me to be late for one of the most important events of my life. The stagnancy of time and the thick, almost soupy like feel of the atmosphere in which I found myself pushing through, left me feeling bereft and sullen upon actual waking. The lingering memory of the dreams hangs on me even now, several hours into a reasonably productive day. No doubt, current life circumstance is playing havoc on my subconscious, and the subsequent transferral of nervous energy, which has informed my every task. Artists also transform the sacred to the profane, moving dream and story through complex neural circuitry until the ideas find a tangible surface to be displayed upon. Does this purging of visions lessen the psychological burden of these memories and experiences? Artists Geandy Pavón and José Manuel Mesías, bend and twist imagery in ways that become extrapolated manifestations of reality and historic memory.”

Geandy Pavón describes his newest body of work, Political Fold as follows: “In my opinion, the effectiveness of an image is inscribed in its potential as a ruin…Recently, I have developed a series of works in which I use archival photographic material which I wrinkle, cut, or fold to be used as a model for my paintings. The subject portrayed in each photograph allows me to travel from one genre to another, such as landscapes or portraits, but always conceived from the perspective of a still life painter.” Pavón de-mythologizes symbols of history, capitalism, and government as a means of drawing the viewer into deeper narrative introspection. 

Geandy Pavon, Wrinkled Wing, 2015, oil and acrylic, 30 x 40 in.
Geandy Pavon, Wrinkled Wing, 2015, oil and acrylic, 30 x 40 in.

 

Geandy Pavón is a Cuban-American painter and photographer born in 1974. He graduated from the National School of Fine Arts (ENA) in Havana, Cuba, also studying at the School of Fine Arts El Cucalambé, in Las Tunas, Cuba. Pavón has lived and worked in the New York metro area since 1996.

José Manuel Mesías, My father can walk on water, my sister and I cannot, 2010 Acrylics, watercolor, pastel, paper, canvas, 76 x 97 in.

José Manuel Mesías’s work in About the Absolute Truth revolves around the idea of art as a means of exploring the unknown. Through detailed observation of objects, spaces, and people close to his daily life in Old Havana, Mesías looks for a passage through the thick tissue of the “real world,” probing his disturbing and disquieting inner monologue. Silent and mysterious large-format paintings, expressionist portraits, and small textural objects both found and fabricated, are the main focus of his oeuvre. The integration of the decaying beauty and deterioration of his urban environment inspire him to create psychologically charged tableaus.

José Manuel Mesías was born in 1990 in Havana, Cuba, and graduated from the Academy of Fine Arts San Alejandro in 2009. His work has been featured in solo shows in Cuba as well as group exhibitions in Cuba, the US, Europe, and South America. He participated in a Cuba-UK exchange program in London, and serves as assistant professor at San Alejandro.

 


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, 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.
Little River
Miami, Fl. 33138

786 953 6917

Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
and by appointment
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