September and October Exhibition Schedule for Ingrid Dee Magidson

Three Exhibitions, two countries, and one book signing.  Ingrid’s work will be showing in 4 venues this fall, from San Francisco to New York City and Aspen to Toronto.  It is a great opportunity for you to see her new work and possibly meet the artist.  Here is the schedule:

September 17 – 21  New York City

Unix Gallery - Daniela and Alex

Daniela & Alex of Unix Gallery, NYC to feature Ingrid’s work at the Park Avenue Armory September 17-21

 The Avenue Art Fair
Art, Antique and Jewelry Show
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave, NYC
Unix Gallery Booth

October 1 Snowmass Village, CO

Book by Ingrid Dee Magidson, Madness of the Muses

Book Signing in Snowmass Village at the MPMA Confernce October 1

Book signing and meet the artist
Mountain Plains Museum Association Conference
Snowmass Conference Center
Click here for information or to attend the conference

October 9 – 12 San Francisco, CA

Art Silicon Valley - San Francisco

Art Silicon Valley – San Francisco Oct 9-12

Art Silicon Valley – San Francisco
Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Unix Gallery Booth

October 23 – 27 Toronto, Canada

Art Toronto, October 23 - 27, 2014

Art Toronto, October 23 – 27, 2014

Art Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Center
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Canada
Unix Gallery Booth

Opening Night ArtAspen Pictures

What a great evening at ArtAspen, Thursday.  Friends and clients showed up in droves to visit the show, Ingrid’s newest work and of course, to see Ingrid.  Luckily, we grabbed a few pictures – enjoy.

Ingrid’s Newest Work at Southampton and Aspen Art Fairs

Ingrid Dee Magidson’s artwork will be exhibited at Art Southampton this weekend (July 24 – July 28) and Art Aspen the following weekend (July 31 – Aug 3).

Desire's Web by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Desire’s Web 32 x 19

From Art Southampton’s web site:

Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami, is the premier international contemporary and modern art fair taking place at the peak of the social and cultural season in the Hamptons, July 24 through 28, 2014. The fair features a carefully selected group of more than 75 international art galleries with a strong focus on works from the 20th and 21st  centuries.

Each year, the fair is located on the sprawling 18-acre estate property behind the Southampton Elks Lodge and adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club, directly off of Route 27 A. The proximity of the Art Southampton pavilion provides convenient access for residents and collectors on Long Island, the greater New York region and the Tri-State area who visit the Hamptons frequently during the summer. Ample on-site parking and valet service are available.  More…
Ingrid’s work will be exhibited at the Unix Gallery, NYC booth.  For more information: http://www.art-southampton.com/
Lost in a Dream by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Lost in a Dream 29 x 45

From ArtAspen’s web site:

Join us as ArtAspen returns for its eagerly awaited fifth edition. The Fair offers the gallery art world exclusive entry into the semi-private and affluent playground of the rich and famous.

Aspen’s First and Only Fine Art Fair for Important Contemporary Art

Limited in size to just 30 dealers, this intimate and impeccably designed setting provides fairgoers an elegant and manageable viewing and buying experience. It is the ideal setting for both art dealers and art collectors to meet and mingle while experiencing the most dynamic marketplace for important art, ranging from 1950-present. More..

Ingrid’s work will be featured at the Unix Gallery, NYC booth.  For more information: http://www.art-aspen.com/

The Blue Pearl by Ingrid Dee Magidson

The Blue Pearl 12 x 7

Ingrid will at the opening of ArtAspen.  Hope to see you there!

 

An Artwork’s Journey Home – From Aspen to Houston to Aspen

The Artist Dreams is an unusual piece in many ways.  First it is by artist, Ingrid Dee Magidson, which by definition makes it unique.  But even within that broad category of the different, The Artist Dreams pushes new boundaries.

The Artist Dreams by Ingrid Dee Magidson

The Artist Dreams, 2013

About two years ago, Ingrid’s son found the remains of a deer near their home.  A mountain lion had killed the poor creature, and other animals had eaten what it had left behind.  When Ingrid’s son found it, only part of the spine remained.  Knowing how his mother likes certain objects, he brought it home.  Ingrid cleaned and preserved the bones and put it aside for just the right piece.

A year later, the right piece was ready for the spine – The Artist Dreams.  It is a surrealist work representing the illusory nature of time, how living things are at once so fragile and strong; living only a few years, but leaving behind bones that could last centuries, millennia or even eons.  The work is also unique in that it incorporates mirrors on both sides of the spine.  The viewer is able to see the front and sides of the spine simultaneously.  It was a technically difficult piece that came out spectacularly.

The Artist Dreams with Carolyn Farb

Dr. Carolyn Farb with The Artist Dreams

The Artist Dreams was debuted at the Aspen Art Fair in August 2013.  The Unix Gallery out of New York City exhibited this and other of Ingrid’s work.  There were several interested collectors, but the piece did not sell until it was exhibited in Houston later that month.  Well known art collector and philanthropist, Dr. Carolyn Farb saw the work and immediately fell in love with it.  She purchased it and hung it prominently in her Houston home.  She compares it to work by one of her other favorite artists: Frida Kahlo.

And we come full circle to the 2014 Aspen Art Fair, which opens July 31st at the Ice Gardens in Aspen.  Unix Gallery will once again be showing Ingrid’s newest work.  Work that is unique, challenging and always beautiful.

Aspen Art Fair
July 31-Aug 3, 2014
Aspen Ice Gardens
233 W Hyman Ave.
Aspen, CO 81611
www.Art-Aspen.com

Ingrid’s Newest Commission Installed in Denver

Ingrid began her most challenging commission more than a year ago.  It was just completed and installed in the owner’s home this past Wednesday.  The monumental piece entitled, “Goya’s Muse” combines the transparent images of two of Goya’s most well known paintings, “The Duchess of Alba in White” and the “Duchess of Alba in Black.”

Goyas-Muse2

Goya’s history with the Duchess of Alba is not fully known, but it seems likely Goya was in love with her.  In the painting nicknamed, “White Duchess” one can see “Solo Goya” (only Goya) written in the sand.  The Black Duchess was painted shortly after the Duchess of Alba’s husband died.  In it we see her wearing her mourning dress, but not so much sad as defiant.

Goya's Muse Detail

Ingrid’s challenge was to combine the two paintings into her own work.  To do this, she made both images so transparent, the viewer can see through both and to the background beneath.  They stand over one another, different versions of the same woman, but also part of each other.  Ingrid placed many of her familiar objects into the work to denote time: clocks, sand and an hourglass.  Also quite challenging was the scale of the work.  Standing at almost 7 feet high (213cm) and nearly as wide, it was extremely difficult to handle the large panels and became quite heavy, about 150lbs.  In both works the Duchess is standing on the beach, Ingrid wanted to create the illusion of the sand in motion.  Using industrial glue and solvent, she created a frozen seascape of sand and shells that looks like a slice of the beach.

Goya's Muse, Detail

Off to the right of the monumental portrait of the two duchesses is the tiny portrait of her dog.  Ingrid decided to place the dog in a separate box and frame so it would not lose its importance in the large piece.  He stands alone on a bed of shells and sand, illuminated by hidden lights in the box, but also connected to the duchess by a gold chain.  The effect is at once poignant and humorous.  For all her importance and nobility the duchess couldn’t be without her little dog.

Duchess's dog

Thank you Brad and Penny for commissioning Ingrid to do this challenging work, for your patience and trust.  She is grateful and honored to have created a work of art so special for you.

In Depth Look at Newest Creation by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Ingrid’s newest piece, Eternity’s Doorway is one of her most experimental.  In it, she adds a number of objects inside and outside the piece that give the work a highly dimensional feel as well as giving it sculptural elements.

Eternity's Doorway

Eternity’s Doorway

Even though some of the objects are quite large, they are subtle, almost unseen.  For example, under the the face is a skull.  The photograph obscures it somewhat, but it comes and goes as the viewer walks around the art.  Not in a haunting way, but as a glimpse to something deeper.

Eternity's Doorway - Detail

Eternity’s Doorway – Face & Skull

Ingrid also put various object on the outside of the art to give it sculptural details:

Eternity’s Doorway is ultimately about the connection we all have with eternity, from a timeless soul to objects which fade.  Even our own body will eventually disappear, but the deeper reality of existence transcends time, perhaps even our memories, or the memory of us.

Eternity's Doorway - Detail

Eternity’s Doorway – Hourglass

It is the detail and subtlety which make us who we are; and so it is with Ingrid’s art.

Photos of Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair April 10

Here are a few photos from the Unix Booth at Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair where Ingrid is showing April 10-13, 2014

Ingrid’s Work Showing at Silicon Valley Contemporary Art Fair April 10-13

What better place to show the innovative art of Ingrid Dee Magidson, but at one of the most innovative places in the world – Silicon Valley, California.

Ingrid Dee Magidson at Silicon Valley Contemporary, April 10-13

Ingrid’s Newest Work, Ethereal Visions

Ingrid’s newest work will be featured at the Unix Gallery (booth 301) at Silicon Valley Contemporary from April 10 to 13.  This prestigious art event will be held at the impressive and recently remodeled San Jose McEnery Convention Center.  More than fifty galleries from ten different countries will be displaying their best work.  Of course, Ingrid’s work will be shown at such an important event.

Ingrid will be debuting several pieces, among them will be her most recent experimental work, Ethereal Visions.  In this unusual work, she has combined paint, an antique handbag, butterflies, interactive lights, and seven layers of imagery into a must see work of art.  To abuse a cliché, pictures don’t do it justice.

More information about the event dates, time and location is listed below.  You have to go to this one!

Silicon Valley Contemporary
Unix Gallery – Booth 301
At the San Jose McEnery Convention Center
150 West San Carlos Street
Thursday Evening, April 10 (Private reception) 5 – 9:30pm
Friday, April 11, 11-8pm
Saturday, April 12, 11-8pm
Sunday, April 13, 11-6pm

 

Photos of Ingrid’s Opening Reception in NYC

Ingrid’s one-person exhibition at the Unix Gallery in NYC opened January 23, 2014 to a welcoming crowd.  The bitter cold of January can’t keep art lovers away!

Exhibition continues through March 4, 2014

Unix Gallery

532 West 24th Street (btwn 10 & 11th ave)
New York, NY 10011
212-209-1572
info@UnixGallery.com

Thank you George for the photos.

Art Basel/Miami Week and the Cover of Miami Magazine

Ingrid is honored that Miami Magazine has chosen Memories Through Time as their cover image for their December issue.

Ingrid Magidson on the cover of the December issue of Miami Magazine

December Cover of Miami Magazine

There is a one page review of her work and exhibitions inside:

Ingrid Magidson Inside the December issue of Miami Magazine

Inside the December issue of Miami Magazine

Ingrid’s work will be exhibited at Art Miami, represented by Unix Gallery.  Art Miami exhibition dates are December 3 – 8 and is located in the Midtown Miami complex of the renowned Wynwood Arts District.  And if that wasn’t enough, Ingrid’s work is also being featured at the beautiful Conrad Miami Hotel on Brickell Avenue in Miami through January 15th.  Pretty exciting!

For More Information:

Miami Magazine
Unix Gallery
Art Miami
Conrad Miami Hotel