Produced for Mindy Solomon Gallery by The New Tropic Creative Studio
Where can Miami find you? How long have you been in business?
In Allapattah, at 848 NW 22nd Street. Mindy Solomon Gallery opened 13 years ago.
What does your gallery do, how do you do it, and why?
Mindy Solomon Gallery specializes in contemporary emerging and mid-career artists and art advisory services. The gallery represents artists working in painting, sculpture, photography, and video in both narrative and non-objective styles. The gallery program explores the intersection of art and design through an ongoing dialog between two and three-dimensional objects, while embracing diasporic voices. Utilizing the gallery space as a platform for inventive exhibitions, museum visitations, and public lectures, Solomon invites a sense of community and aesthetic enrichment.
Can you share why you chose the neighborhood you’re in?
I chose Allapattah because I feel it is full of possibilities. I like creating a space in an area where you would not expect it to be. If people make the drive they are going to spend time and visit.
What inspires you?
People. Creativity. Our innate sense of humanity. Art builds bridges and facilitates dialog amongst a diverse community of human beings.
Tell us about any programming/events/new products/exciting announcements you have coming up.
We have an opening this Saturday, September 17th, called “Composition and Layout-Contemporary Design and Objects” highlighting a selection of furniture, lighting, textile and objects culled from an array of artisans and designers from across the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, New Zealand and Australia. We have exciting shows lined up through Miami Art Week including our participation in Design Miami.
What sets your business apart from everyone else?
My curatorial perspective. I have always been interested in the relationship between two and three dimensional objects. I also like to explore different cultures and perspectives on how we navigate the universe through art and design. As a business owner, I believe strongly in treating our clientele with attention to detail and courtesy.
Are there any local biz/orgs that also inspire your work? If so, give them a shout.
I have tremendous respect for the Rubells and the passion in which they have collected and supported artists. I love having them as neighbors.
What’s your org’s biggest challenge and how can Miamians help?
Our biggest challenge is getting these incredible exhibitions seen locally. We have tremendous viewership through social media but we want to share our ideas within our Miami community.
Join us for an exhibition featuring contemporary design and objects.
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