Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present ‘Fever Pitch,’ an exhibition of new paintings by Los Angeles-based artist Ali Smith. Smith’s Miami debut, ‘Fever Pitch’ includes both large-scale paintings and a range of smaller works created in 2014 and 2015. The first show in Mindy Solomon Gallery’s new location at Little River, 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Smith’s exhibition will be complemented by Miami-based Alejandro Contreras’s large format abstract mixed media work ‘This Wasn’t What We Asked For,’ mounted in the venue’s Project Space. An opening reception with the artists will take place Saturday, September 12th, from 6-9pm; the exhibition is on view through October 16th.
Ali Smith’s paintings mark a departure from her previous work. Experimenting with larger, more gestural swaths of color and scale shifts, the compositions explore a new openness in which forms are less constrained and paint is applied in raw, lush marks. Ranging in size from ambitious to intimate, ‘Fever Pitch’ spotlights Smith’s range and desire to give the viewer a complex, multi-layered perceptual experience.
In ‘This Wasn’t What We Asked For,’ Alejandro Contreras presents large format paintings which envelop the space. He integrates a manic sense of creativity in his practice, and the seemingly endless flow of line and vibrant color speak to ideas developed through extensive travel and life experience. “Layer upon layer of colored line is built up to obscure the narrative references, until the work becomes its own topographical map.”
About the gallery and the New Location in Little River
Originally established in St. Petersburg, Florida in 2009, Mindy Solomon Gallery has been located in the flourishing Wynwood Art District of Miami for the past two years. Helping to establish the vanguard of a new creative community in Miami, the gallery is now joining neighbors such as GucciVuitton gallery and maker/co-working space MADE at the Citadel in Little River.