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

Ali Smith:

Electric Prism

Main Gallery

and

Can I Touch It?

Alec Egan, Mandy Lyn Ford, Bobby Mathieson, Sophia Narrett, and Mette Tommerup.

Front Gallery

On Tuesday, September 19th from 5 to 9 pm

Mindy Solomon Gallery
8397 NE 2nd Ave.
Little River
Miami, Fl. 33138
786 953 6917
www.mindysolomon.com

 

 

 

 

 

“All art is exorcism. I paint dreams and visions too; the dreams and visions of my time. Painting is the effort to produce order; order in yourself. There is much chaos in me, much chaos in our time.” Otto Dix

 

 

Ali Smith, Vertigo, 2017,
oil on canvas, 60 x 42 in. 

 

September 19 – October 7

 

 

 

ALI SMITH; ELECTRIC PRISM
Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present Ali Smith’s second solo exhibition in Miami, Electric Prism. Embarking on a new vibrant shift in her artistry, Smith states:

 

 

 

The new paintings in “Electric Prism” mark a shift in my work, pushing the range of built up, complex surfaces with heavy, sculptural paint flourishes and detailed doodles. Generally comprised of hybrid spaces: part paint, part sculpture, part abstract landscape, the paintings are a culmination of several years of work.  In paintings such as “The Great Divide,” a large-scale canvas, areas of florescent color clash with passages of thick, almost frosting like paint, to create a vivid, kinetic space. Often referencing parts of bodies or architectural structures, forms come together and then separate. Visceral and multi-layered, my new paintings are a sort of rebellion against the visual perfection we experience on so many levels, and force the viewer to slow down to experience the space of the painting.
 
Smith’s vibrant palette and spectacular use of brushwork pull the viewer into the swirling spectacle of each canvas. Areas of complexity give way to larger expanses of form and color. Each work complements the other although no two are the same. It is a rich, deeply considered body of work.
 
Ali Smith lives and works in Long Beach, CA.

 

 

Alec Egan, Socks,
oil on canvas, 24 x 24 in.

 

CAN I TOUCH IT?
ALEC EGAN, MANDY LYN FORD, BOBBY MATHIESON, SOPHIA NARRETT, and METTE TOMMERUP.
 
“A true history of human events would show that a far larger proportion of our acts are the result of sudden impulse and accident than of that reason of which we so much boast.”. Peter Cooper.
 
“I have had to tell people not to touch works of art on multiple occasions. The desire to fondle, rub, squeeze and pinch is hard to discourage. Sometimes people flick and knock on things. Why? Where is their sense of decorum? Apparently the old adage “with your eyes, not your hands” was not conveyed to them in grade school. Still—I get it. I want to touch too.” Mindy Solomon.
 
The artists featured in this exhibition: Alec Egan, Mandy Lyn Ford, Bobby Mathieson, Sophia Narrett, and Mette Tommerup all create works that beg to be tactically explored. From overt non-traditional two-dimensional media to thick and trompe-l’oeil applications of paint, each work speaks to surface, texture and material narrative.

 

 

 

Sophia Narrett, Worries, 2017,
Embroidery Thread and Fabric, 4.75 x 3 in.

 

ABOUT MINDY SOLOMON GALLERY

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. The gallery program explores the intersection of art and design through an ongoing dialog between two and three-dimensional objects. Utilizing the gallery space as a platform for inventive exhibitions, museum visitations, and public lectures, Solomon invites a sense of community and aesthetic enrichment.
 
Solomon founded the gallery in 2009 in St. Petersburg, Florida, where she established her reputation as a contemporary art dealer. She is a Board member of the Miami Art Dealers Association and is currently located in the Little River Arts District of Miami.
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

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
info@mindysolomon.com
www.mindysolomon.com

 

 

Accredited by MADA