“Things that once have been conjoined must remain ever afterwards.” -J. G. Frazer
MIAMI, FL—Mindy Solomon Gallery presents Ghost Hands by Linda Lopez in the gallery’s Project Space. An opening reception with the artists will take place Saturday, September 24th, from 7-9pm. The exhibition will remain on view through October 22nd. Mindy Solomon Gallery is located at 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, in Little River. Linda Lopez’s ceramics bring new life and energy to traditional media. Exploration, investigation, and spontaneity are the hallmarks of their individual practices.
Ghost Hands explores the persistent presence of the absent. These observations of indefinable moments reflect not the beginning or the end of a relationship, but the abstracted instance of connectivity. These pieces search for the unseen thread that connects people and things that once shared an intangible moment. In this realm, logic is lost, objects are personified, perception is ever-changing, and things become their true selves.
Linda Lopez creates works that speak to the vaguely familiar. There is a sense of delight and joy in the in the shapes and colors that inform her pieces, a sense of hominess and comfort. The need to nest is a by-product of her unique cross-cultural perspective. Linda is a child of two ethnicities—Vietnamese and Mexican. She is a first generation American whose talent and creatively enabled her to craft a dynamic visual language. In her current exhibition, she incorporates rugs made by artisans in Mexico with her sculptural pieces that form bridges between historic memory and new beginnings. Each work showcases the alternative existence of objects.
About Linda Lopez
Linda Nguyen Lopez (b. 1981 California) received a BFA from California State University of Chico and MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. She has exhibited her work in New Zealand, Italy, and throughout United States including Robischon Gallery, Denver; Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery,
New York; Center for Emerging Visual Artist, Philadelphia and the Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach. In 2015, Lopez was included in the State of the Art Exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art and featured in American Craft Magazine.