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

Jennifer Lefort. Whenever Forever Andrew Casto. Revelatory Dérive

on Saturday, March 11th from 6 - 9 pm

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

 

 

 

 

 

“I wish to approach truth as closely as is possible, and therefore I abstract everything until I arrive at the fundamental quality of objects.”
-Piet Mondrian

 

 

Jennifer Lefort, Restart Rethink, 2016. Oil, spray paint on canvas, 66 x 88 in.

 

March 11 - April 29
 

Mindy Solomon Gallery is pleased to present the inaugural solo exhibitions of artists Jennifer Lefort and Andrew Casto. Both artists explore the possibilities of abstraction through movement, gesture, surface and palette.

 

 

 

Whenever Forever invites looking and feeling through space and color. In both her paintings and sculptural work, Jennifer Lefort uses contrasting colors, textures and spacial illusions throughout. Although decidedly abstract, components of the work are pulled from contemporary life: acidic and plastic colors from a digital and luminous world, isolated gestures that hover like logos or branding in space, organic forms that are neither real or representative but rather a hybrid shape of some sort. Renowned Canadian painter and curator Leopold Plotek writes: "Jennifer Lefort's canvases bring to mind the words of the distinguished poet Def Jef: 'God made 'em funky!' She is an artist whose work nearly grazes the form and spirit of popular media, and her color would be inconceivable prior to the arrival of digital media or at the very least color television."
 

 

 

Andrew Casto, Assemblage 80, 2015, ceramic, luster, 5 x 7 x 11 in.
 

The French word dérive means literally “drifting." In Andrew Casto's exhibition, it refers to a technique of rapid passage through varied ambiances. "My current body of work involves an investigation into dialogues concerning extant negative forces in our lives, and to what degree the phenomenological ramifications of responsibilities and stress shape us physically, mentally, and emotionally. The formal language present in this analysis is based on a material study of erosion and geological processes translated into ceramic and mixed media objects. I seek a purposeful link between macrocosmic environmental change, and interruptions in our otherwise routine existence. Within this inquiry, alternative and diverse construction methods are emphasized as tools of fresh, genuine expression in the creation of dynamic assemblages of great fragility,” Casto explains.

 

 

Andrew Casto, Assemblage 136, 2017. Ceramic, luster, and fur, 7 x 4 x 14 in.

 

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. 

 

 

 
 

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