Mindy Solomon, premiering her new gallery in the Wynwood Arts District, brings over two decades of international art experience as an educator, collector, and gallerist. Ranked in 2013 as a top six gallery in Florida by prestigious Blouin Modern Painter magazine, her sophisticated and bold curating style will debut in Miami with a solo show by American Matt Vis and British-born Tony Campbell. The pair, known artistically as Generic Art Solutions, or G.A.S., presents a collection of work in an exhibition entitled ‘Renaissance Men.’ The Opening Reception will be held Wednesday, October 16th, from 6:00-9:00pm. The exhibition will be on view October 17th through November 16th.
October 16 â€“ November 16
The work of Generic Art Solutions (whether it be a photograph, performance, video, or print) begins with a thoughtful re-examination of the human condition, and the effect of recurring cycles of technological advancements and cultural awakenings. But, how much has mankind really evolved? Arenâ€™t we essentially still making the same mistakes? Compare Gericaultâ€™s ‘The Raft of the Medusa,’ 1819, to the G.A.S. representation of Deepwater Horizon’s oil spill as depicted in their photographic work ‘The Raft,’ 2010, and the similar tales of human suffering brought on by corporate greed. Or, take Delacroixâ€™s ‘Liberty Leading the People,â€™ and revolutionary uprisings of the Arab Spring in ‘Liberty,’ 2011. The artists state: “However evolved we may think we are, the folly of human behavior is still the root of all societal (dis)functions. This is a sobering thought that demands attention. But there is a message of hope in these contemporary homages: through thoughtful reexamination and a commitment to change, we can break the cycle of repeating our mistakes.”
Generic Art Solutions is a New Orleans-based art duo, who utilize nearly every art medium to examine human drama and the functions of contemporary society. Always rooted in the performative, they play every character in their own works. By combining Classical, Romantic, and Baroque compositional elements with contemporary pictorial techniques, G.A.S. illuminates the common threads that connect past histories with current events. G.A.S. is represented exclusively by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Florida.