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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

RECEPTION SATURDAY, OCTOBER 20, 6 – 9 PM

 

VIRGINIA LEONARD:
IT ONLY HURTS WHEN I BEND

OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 24, 2018
CENTER GALLERY

 
The highly individual and evocative ceramics of Auckland artist Virginia Leonardare honest self-portraits that address her bodily scarring and experiences of chronic pain, injuries obtained in a serious motorbike accident in London in 1986. This event left Leonard hospitalized for two years and “changed and formed” the artist, which she recounts as having both a negative and positive impact. Confronting these issues, Leonard’s wonderfully experimental ceramic practice employs the flesh-like materiality and tactility of the medium, and the physical presence of the sculptural form, to forge a personal material vocabulary for her body’s scars and pain. As Leonard states, “chronic pain has no biological value. Modern medicine cannot reliably treat chronic pain. Chronic pain lacks both language and voice, the language of my clay making is my attempt to rid my body of trauma and reduce my level of chronic pain.” The results are unique, emotive; visually arresting ceramic works that stand like materialized acts of internal speech and sensation bursting forward in the fluidity and sloppiness of clay.
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In It Only Hurts When I Bend, Virginia continues to pursue the narrative of explosive surface and towering forms. Rich gold metallic glaze meshes with oozing red and threads of pink and white. Vein like, pulsating and wholly visceral. Small diminutive sculptures provide a visual foil as they skew playful and inviting. The element of whimsy provides a sense of hopefulness. 

Mindy Solomon Gallery is the first United States venue to showcase a solo exhibition of Virginia Leonard’s work. Here incredible maturity as an artist and storyteller should resonate with anyone who has ever had to endure a painful emotional and physical process.
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CLOSE THE BLINDS:
DANNY FERRELL, HIBA SCHAHBAZ, SOPHIA NARRETT

OCTOBER 20 – NOVEMBER 24, 2018
FRONT GALLERY

DANNY FERRELL

Danny Ferrell was born in Flint, Michigan. In 2016 he received an M.F.A in painting from the Rhode Island School. Ferrell has shown nationally and will make his international debut at Galerie Pact in Paris later this year.

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SOPHIA NARRETT

Sophia Narrett is a 2018 recipient of a Pollock- Krasner Foundation Grant. Her work has been shown at Paul Kasmin Gallery, Cindy Rucker Gallery, and Nancy Margolis Gallery in New York, as well as at the RISD Museum, Providence RI, and Museum Rijswijk, Holland. She holds an MFA in Painting from the Rhode Island School of Design.

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HIBA SCHAHBAZ

Hiba Schahbaz was born in Karachi, Pakistan and lives in Brooklyn, NY. Schahbaz trained at the National College of Arts, Lahore and received an MFA in painting from Pratt Institute. Her solo shows include The Garden (Spring/Break Art Show, 2018), Hiba Schahbaz: Self-Portraits (Project for Empty Space, 2017), Hanged With Roses (Thierry Goldberg Gallery, 2015), and In Memory (Noire Gallery, 2012).

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8397 NE 2nd Ave.

Miami, FL 33138

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