“We’re so much more likely to feel sympathy for an animal than another person; thus, the best fiction uses animals to define truly humane behavior.”
MIAMI, FL—Mindy Solomon Gallery present its first solo exhibition of sculptural and installation-based works by Portland, Oregon-based artist Kate MacDowell April 10th-May 22nd, 2015 in the Wynwood arts district. An opening reception for ‘Completely Exposed’ will take place Friday, April 10th, from 6-9pm. Mindy Solomon Gallery is located at 172 NW 24th Street, Miami, and proud to represent the incredible talent of Kate MacDowell. “We are excited to present this new body of work as a voice for contemporary sculptural narrative and environmental awareness,” said gallery director Mindy Solomon.
Kate MacDowell’s intricately articulated sculptures and installations convey a sense of fragility and preciousness in the human relationship to the natural world. Her depictions of sculptural animals serve as a metaphor for the sense of need and loss felt in an ever-changing, insensitive industrial society often driven by greed and corporate profit. The figures’ piercing gazes aim to force the viewer to confront their own mortality.
Kate MacDowell states: “My newest work explores our physical and psychological relationships to the animal kingdom. Whether as proxy, trophy, raw material, or mythic symbol, animals currently occupy a space in our subconscious which layers history, fable, and an awareness of species fragility.