Reality in Layers

“Reality is subjective.”

Each of us sees the world through our own unique colored lenses of experience, emotion and perception.  What is real, what is illusion is one of the central premises of Ingrid’s work.  Looking through the transparent layers of her art is like looking through the mystery of our own senses, going deeper to the core of what makes us human.  Out past experiences make us who we are, layer upon layer, building and coloring our world.

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Ingrid’s most recent layered work, “Destiny Leading the Way,” reveals her most exploratory work to date.  All surfaces are transparent, the face, sides and even the back.  The viewer can literally see into the work from all angles.  The subject is only the starting place.  We see the Renaissance lady sitting atop a magnificent horse, but there is far more as we move about the work.  Layers of fabric, butterflies, clock parts, foils and paint reveal a complex world of discovery.  We see the whole AND the parts simultaneously, the small and the large together.

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“This is the closest I’ve come yet to a work that floats, ghost-like, like an apparition visiting us from the past.  I want the viewer to see the workings of my work, see the elements inside, the parts that make her who she is and consequently look at our own parts, to discover who we are.”

“Destiny Leading the Way” is the first in this experimental series, which Ingrid plans to do as an exhibition in the near future.  “This new technique is extremely difficult and time consuming to create, both technically and creatively.  Each piece requires considering the view, from not only the front, but from all angles.  I love challenging myself.”

I think we can agree, Ingrid has once again outdone herself.

“Destiny Leading the Way” is on display at the new Master’s Gallery in the Cherry Creek area of Denver.

Ingrid to show at Art Miami Part of Art Basel/Miami Week

For the 3rd year in a row, Ingrid’s work will be exhibited at Art Miami, part of Art Basel/Miami week.  Each year hundreds of galleries, showing thousands of works of art converge on Miami.  It is the most influential and prestigious gathering of art and galleries in the country. Ingrid’s work will be exhibited by Unix Gallery of New York City.  Unix is known for its influential and cutting edge art, a true innovator and leader in the art world.  It is a great honor to be exhibiting with them.

Cherished Memories of Cornell's Lost Muse

Cherished Memories of Cornell’s Lost Muse by Ingrid Dee Magidson

The featured work this year will be Ingrid’s masterpiece, Cherished Memories of Cornell’s Lost Muse.  As the title suggests, the work is an homage to Joseph Cornell.  Ingrid reached deep into her psyche to create a work of not only sublime beauty, but intense emotion.  The central figure is the young Queen Isabella of Austria surrounded by her dreamlike memories.  The antique objects seem to hover, frozen in time, as the princess looks out through her dream at the viewer, questioning, wondering whether time exists at all, and who after all, is the dreamer.

Art Miami opens on Tuesday, December 2nd and continues through Sunday, December 7th.
Midtown Miami Complex (Winwood Art District)
Art Miami Website: www.art-miami.com
Unix Gallery, NYC booth D-12
Unix Gallery Website: www.Unixgallery.com

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.

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.

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

 

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

Solo Exhibition Opens August 3rd

Ingrid’s solo exhibition, Madness of the Muses, opens Saturday, August 3rd in Aspen at the Forré Gallery.  The reception is from 4 to 8pm.  This is Ingrid’s third one-person exhibition in Aspen.  The exhibition will be comprised of 12 of her most experimental works to date, none of which have been shown before.  Each piece is a reach into the depths of creativity that has made Ingrid’s work so unusual and so collectible.

Cherished Memories of Cornell's Lost Muse

Cherished Memories of Cornell’s Lost Muse

Madness of the Muses – the Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson, Ingrid’s new book, will be officially released at the reception.  The book features Ingrid’s work from the last seven years.  Also included is a catalogue of the complete works from 2006 to 2013, along with essays and articles by prominent art collector Bradley E. Place and others.  Hardcover, 176 pages.

Behind the Mask 74 x 44 inches

Behind the Mask 74 x 44 inches

TheForré Gallery is located at 426 East Hyman Ave in Aspen (a quarter of a block from the Wheeler Opera House).  Ingrid will be at the reception to visit with collectors and to sign books.  It is a rare opportunity to see so many great works together, meet the artist and get her new book.  RSVP is not necessary but plan to come early, it is likely to get very busy.  See you there.