“I prefer drawing to talking. Drawing is faster, and leaves less room for lies.”
MIAMI, FL—Mindy Solomon Gallery presents the first Miami-based solo exhibition of work by French artist Dominique Labauvie February 27-April 3 in Wynwood. An opening reception for ‘Forms of Fiction’ will take place Friday, February 27th, from 6-9pm; guests are invited to meet the artist at the event. The gallery is located at 172 NW 24th Street, Miami.
Dominique Labuavie’s sculpture is defined by an abstract calligraphy that tells a story within the space it occupies. The fictions are elaborated through form and line. His linear articulations become a three-dimensional narrative.
“My sculpture not only addresses the line as a record to ‘transport time into space,’ but it also manipulates the material nature of the steel. Steel is actually not natural but a man-made material, with the exception of the iron meteorite that falls from the cosmos onto earth. From the mineral to the industrial product, we can say that steel is a pure product of human inventiveness and work. As Valéry wrote in 1937, “What would we be without steel?”