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This exhibition is in honor and memory of our dear friend, David Solomon.
Although taken too soon, may his spirit of creativity and humor survive us all.
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Cindy Lisica Gallery is pleased to present a marvelous pairing of two extraordinary artists for a duo exhibition that shines light on different processes, while recognizing organic connections in Fall to the Wild. Rachel Gardner and David Solomon explore the wondrous and fascinating forms that occur in nature. Rachel Gardner is known for her life-size wolves, birds and other wild animal sculptures using paper as a primary medium. She completes captivating installations with her subjects in their “natural environments” appearing within the walls of galleries and museums. Santa Fe based painter David Solomon brings his “Falling Bodies” series of luminous oil paintings on aluminum. The abstracted and repeated forms of drips, seeds, eyes and bodies act as elements in these colorful compositions referencing Quantum Holographic and Wave theories. Science and philosophy are evident, as the exhibition combines painting, sculpture and installation and makes use of the entire gallery space. This New Year opener is a must-see exhibition in 2018.
Rachel Gardner (b. 1987) holds her MFA in Painting and Sculpture from Houston Baptist University, where she currently teaches multiple courses in Studio Art and Art Appreciation. Her multi-faceted work has been exhibited and acquired throughout her native Texas and from coast to coast, as well as internationally in Europe. She has received awards from Lawndale Art Center in 2015 and the Visiting Artist Award at Molzberger Academy of Fine Arts in Hilsmen Germany, where she will return in 2018. She has recently held stunning solo shows at Texas Art House and Galveston Art Center.
David Solomon (1976-2017) studied at the San Francisco Art Institute and was studio assistant to prominent artists Frank Lobdell and John Henry Waddell. His early life informed his latest artwork; his father (who attended Parson’s in New York) engaged him in "doodling sessions,” and his artist-grandmother took him to the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Later, the beaches, swamps and scrapyards of South Florida became a playground for his inquisitive mind. He since traveled the world and garnered reviews in Art In America, Art Ltd., Huffington Post, Santa Fean Magazine, Adobe Airstream, and THE Magazine. Solomon’s work is included in impressive collections, as he produced imaginative, powerful series, until his unexpected passing in late 2017. The gallery presents his final series in its entirety for this special show in honor and memoriam of our dear friend.