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

New World School of the Arts Select BFA Graduate Show:
A Mass on Foreign Ground.

Curated by Eddie Negron

On Saturday, August 20th, 7 – 9 pm

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

“…not innate, but learned; the various facets of culture are interrelated –you touch a culture in one place and everything else is affected; it is shared and in effect defines the boundaries of different groups…Culture is man’s medium.”

-Edward T. Hall

Ani Gonzalez, Absent Lovers, 2016, oil on canvas, 41 x 41 in.
Ani Gonzalez, Absent Lovers, 2016, oil on canvas, 41 x 41 in.

 

(August 20 – September 17)

Mindy Solomon Gallery presents A Mass on Foreign Ground, an exhibition of six recent New World School of the Arts graduates curated by Miami-based artist and gallery owner Eddie Negron. The exhibition will remain on view through September 3rd.

A Mass on Foreign Ground features work by Ani Gonzalez, Joshua Veasey, Elizabeth Newberry, Richard Sanchez, German Caceres, and Jessica Martin. The exhibition explores the visual field through varying figure-ground relationships. Assembled to represent a spectrum of interpretations, Mass assumes a role as figure, object, gathering, scene, pile, and form; in correspondence, Foreign Ground becomes its backdrop, its new surrounding spaces.

Influenced by a collective trip through China sponsored by New World School of the Arts, the artists manifest themes of placement and displacement through the relativity of nearness and remoteness. Taking root in unfamiliar locations, the object’s position becomes at contrast within its environment, essentially provoking questions of orientation and otherness.

Joshua Veasey, NE 82nd St. and NE 7th Ave., 2016, dry glazed ceramic, limestone, foam, latex, thermoplastic adhesive, pigment, dimensions variable.
Joshua Veasey, NE 82nd St. and NE 7th Ave., 2016, dry glazed ceramic, limestone, foam, latex, thermoplastic adhesive, pigment, dimensions variable.

ABOUT THE ARTISTS

Ani Gonzalez is a second-generation American of Cuban-Mexican descent. Gonzalez studied at Miami Dade College and New World School of the Arts—where she earned her BFA and showed a consistent curiosity of light installations in the studio, that later fed her writing, projection work, and sculpture, as well as the drawings and paintings that led to pieces for this exhibition.

Joshua Veasey is a Miami-based multimedia, sculpture, and installation artist, as well as a recent graduate of the New World School of the Arts baccalaureate sculpture program. His work has been exhibited throughout Florida, and appears in several permanent collections including The Congressional Gallery in Washington, DC.

Elizabeth Newberry was born and raised in Miami, Florida, where she studied photography at New World School of the Arts and received her BFA.  Newberry has participated in a number of group shows in Miami, Louisiana, and Key West and is currently participating at an artist in residency at Maggie Knox (Little Haiti, Miami). She works predominantly in photography, includes sculptural elements throughout the process.

Elizabeth Newberry, Saga (Seesaw), archival pigment print, 32 x 24 in.
Elizabeth Newberry, Saga (Seesaw), archival pigment print, 32 x 24 in.

Richard Sanchez lives and works in Hialeah, Florida.  A graduate of New World School of the Arts, he works in painting, printmaking, and sculpture and has exhibited work throughout the Miami area, including the Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation.

Jessica Martin is a Cuban artist, born in 1993, and based in Miami, Florida. She graduated from New World School of the Arts with a BFA in painting, participated in recent exhibitions including Intersectionality at the Museum of Contemporary Art North Miami, URGENT at Cisneros Fontanals Art Foundation, and Primitive Hut at Versace Versace Versace.

German Caceres (Richard Spit) is a multidisciplinary artist working in painting, sculpture, and photography. A recent BFA graduate of New World School of the Arts, Chilean-American Caceres is currently working and residing in Kendall, Florida. He is a Midnight Thrift member; works have been shown at Versace Versace Versace and Central Fine galleries in Miami.


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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