Mindy Solomon and Linda Lopez have had a long journey together. Measured in years and life changes. Through each iteration the bond of gallerist and artist has grown and strengthened. Forms ideas that blossom into tangible and literal objects, have morphed over the years and yet remain iconic. The “Linda Lopez” language of ambiguity, amorphousness, and ubiquity remain untouched. Appropriately, the exhibition title Drift rep- resents a slight departure…a minimal yet significant movement in a new direction. Completely unique and very “Linda Lopez”.
“Dust possesses an enchanting allure. Within the perfect stream of light, these minute particles gracefully waltz around the room, engaging in a mesmerizing ballet. They shimmer and twinkle, drifting through sunbeams, capturing fleeting moments in their delicate sway. Layer upon layer, they settle like the pages of a book, chronicling stories day by day.
Drift unveils a fresh perspective, inviting us to view dust through a new lens—one where every dust mote narrates its own tale, offering glimpses of laundry days, porch sunsets, and cozy winter moments. It’s a subtle archive, etching our daily existence into a fine residue, acting as a bridge to our collective identity and history. Drift embodies a collection of Dust Furries, animated characters delving into the realms of language, identity, and the existence of inanimate objects. Through their tactile “fur-like” surface and animated poses, these furries ignite empathy, curiosity, and playfulness. They introduce a whimsical and contemplative viewpoint to the ostensibly ordinary.
In their interactions and movements, these Dust Furries beckon us to contemplate the narratives embedded within the layers of dust. They encourage us to recognize the beauty and significance nestled within the commonly overlooked. Drift serves as an invitation to reimagine the mundane, discovering wonder in life’s simplest elements and embracing the narratives interwoven into the fabric of our everyday lives. “ In her third solo exhibition with the gallery, Linda continues to cement her place as one of the most innovative and thoughtful contemporary sculptors working today. We are thrilled to bring this artistry to an appreciative audience once again.
About Linda Lopez
Linda Nguyen Lopez (b. 1981, Visalia, California) is a first generation American artist of Vietnamese and Mexican descent. Her abstract works explore the poetic potential of the everyday by imagining and articulating a vast emotional range embedded in the mundane objects that surround us.
Her works have been exhibited in Italy, New Zealand, England, France, and throughout United States including the Renwick Gallery at Smithsonian American Art Museum, Washington DC; Craft Contemporary Museum, Los Angeles; Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; Daum Museum of Art; Springfield Art Museum; and the Museum of Art and Design, New York. Lopez is an Assistant Professor of Art at the University of Arkansas.