|Mindy Solomon Gallery
cordially invites you to an
opening reception with the artists for
Einar and Jamex de la Torre.
The Flaunting of Youth
Generic Art Solutions.
Raw Horse Power
on Monday, November 28th, 6 – 9pm
Mindy Solomon Gallery
November 28, 2016 – January 14, 2017
The reception features Mexican American actor and famed Chicano art collector Cheech Marin’s Tres Papalotes mezcal—the label showcases glass sculpture by Einar and Jamex de la Torre, inspired by the brothers’ work in Cheech’s own collection.
Capitalizing on their always prescient, tongue-in-cheek perspective on Colonial History, the de la Torres explore the juxtaposition of consumerist gluttony and the Sunshine State population’s obsession with eternal youth and vitality. Utilizing the medium of lenticular technology, Einar and Jamex de la Torre create vibrant images of raw meat, celebrity personas, and historical artifacts to articulate a dizzying array of fantastical images that transition between varying states of reality. The brothers will be the featured inaugural exhibition at Smithsonian Latino Center in Washington, DC in 2018.
In their second solo exhibition at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Generic Art Solutions brings a new and theatrical direction to their work. Having recently completed the prestigious Rauschenberg Residency, the duo focuses on challenging the notion of cooperation and collaboration through sculpture, performance, photography, and video.
“Streetfighter: Ninjas” (2016) is a high-octane performance centered on conjoined motorcycles that share one front wheel—perfectly designed for head-to-head dual burnouts. The motorcycle is the universal symbol of youth, rebellion, and freedom, and an icon of the American Dream with loud, smoky burnouts as its exuberant war cry. This performance requires a dance of power, where only precisely matched RPMs, as well as break and clutch control by both riders, result in an extended battle of Raw Horsepower. Both Campbell and Vis must maintain a constant focus on each other’s actions.
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.
Miami, Fl. 33138
786 953 6917
Hours: Tuesday – Saturday: 11 am – 5 pm
and by appointment
|Accredited by MADA