Mindy Solomon Is pleased to present friends and colleagues Brian Rochefort and Kiyoshi Kaneshiro in a two-person exhibition that places their work in direct dialog. A transcendental fusion of art and raw materiality, Strange Matter invites you to embark on an immersive journey into the captivating world of sculpture, surface texture, and vibrant color.
Kiyoshi Kaneshiro’s evocative sculptures are an ode to the organic world, capturing the essence of color and elemental form. With a focus on texture and raw energy, Kaneshiro’s pieces invite viewers to engage in a tactile dialogue with the environment, exploring the intricate interplay between nature’s beauty and the artistic process. Each creation is a testament to the artist’s deep reverence for the earth, fostering an immersive experience that transcends the boundaries of traditional art.
Complementing this exploration, Brian Rochefort’s mesmerizing sculptures redefine the relationship between art and nature, inviting audiences to immerse themselves in a sensory odyssey. Rochefort’s multilayered creations blur the line between reality and imagination, infusing pulsating color and elemental shapes to conjure a world where materiality and form converge in a mesmerizing dance. Inspired by his travels around the world, each piece is an homage to somewhere he has been. Individual works serve as an open invitation to engage with the “strange matter” that surrounds us, igniting a profound connection between audience and artwork.
Strange Matter is more than an exhibition — it is an invitation to embrace the energetic, unfiltered energy of artistic expression, fostering a space where vibrant hues, textured surfaces, and immersive forms coalesce as well as celebrating the committed friendship between two artists who respect and encourage each other on their unique creative paths.
About the Artists
Brian Rochefort, more information coming soon.
Kiyoshi Kaneshiro is an artist working with vessels and sculpture. Born in White Plains, New York he received his BFA in Ceramics from the New York State College of Ceramics at Alfred University in 2018. After graduating he maintained a studio in Alfred, NY until 2021 when he moved to Ossining, NY to set up a permanent studio.