SATURDAY, JUNE 2, 6 – 9 PM
THE ARTIST WILL BE PRESENT
Mindy Solomon Gallery presents Intermission a solo exhibition by Linda Lopez, The opening reception is June 2 from 6-9 pm, the exhibit runs through July 21, 2018. The Gallery is located at 8397 NE 2nd Avenue, Miami, Florida.
The nature of good fiction is that it dwells in ambiguity.
E. L. Doctorow
Linda Lopez plays with form and creates shapes that imply a story without giving away the punch line.
“What is real is not the external form but the essence of things. Starting from this truth it is impossible for anyone to express anything essentially real by imitating its exterior surface.” Constantin Brancusi
Linda Lopez creates works that imply familiarity without being specific. Linda Lopez creates spaces. Her works are sculptural vignettes. Each piece corresponds to the other in a kind of object dialog that feels vaguely familiar but at the same time is refreshingly unique. Her works invite touch and exploration that engages the viewer to consider further. In her second solo exhibition at the gallery, Intermission, Linda Lopez explores time and space with her assemblages of dust furries, textiles and phantom mounds. These objects capture time in an abstracted world, where moments of pause and frenzy coexist in a delicate balance of past, present and future.
About Linda Lopez
Linda Nguyen Lopez (b. 1981, California) received a MFA from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Lopez has exhibited her work in New Zealand, England and throughout the United States including Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Bentonville; Craft and Folk Art Museum, Los Angeles; Long Beach Museum of Art, Long Beach; The Hole, New York; Fisher Parrish, Brooklyn; and the Jane Hartsook Gallery at Greenwich House Pottery, New York. She has been an artist in residence at The Clay Studio, Archie Bray Foundation and Greenwich House Pottery. In 2016, Lopez received the Lighton International Artist Exchange Program Grant to be an artist-in-residence at C.R.E.T.A. Rome Residency Program. She is represented by Mindy Solomon Gallery in Miami, FL.
Linda Lopez resists acknowledging that the objects inhabiting our lives are inanimate. By considering the objects’ needs, and denying our needs for those objects, they can expose a life and language of their own. A stack of books hidden by a blanket of dust waits patiently to fulfill its purpose. The books appear to be aged and desolate, yet shielded and protected by time and neglect. By carefully observing the relationships between the things around us, She has found them to reveal their physical and psychological states that often go unnoticed. In this realm, objects are personified, perception is ever changing, and things become their true self.