Ingrid’s Exhibitions in Vail, CO and Venice, Italy

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It’s winter in Colorado, skiing, snow and sitting by the fire.  Wait, you’ve done that.  How about seeing the extraordinary new work of Ingrid Dee Magidson in Vail, Colorado.  Opening on December 28th and 29th, 2015, Ingrid’s new work will be featured with a one-woman exhibition at the beautiful Galerie Zuger in the Solaris Building in Vail.  Once again, Ingrid has stretched the bounds of creativity with her new work, experimenting with materials and subjects.  Just beautiful.

Belair Fine Art will be opening their 15th art gallery next year in Venice, Italy.  Right, you guessed it, they will be showing Ingrid’s work there too.  Amazing city, amazing gallery, and amazing art.  Thank you Belair Fine Art!

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Womankind Magazine Features the Work of Ingrid Dee Magidson

Womankind magazine Winter 2015The award winning international publication, womankind Magazine, has featured Ingrid’s work in its current issue, with a written review by the editor and 8 images reproduced in stunning color throughout the magazine.  Womankind Magazine, based in Australia (now available in the UK, Canada, New Zealand and the US) is known for its intellectual articles on human issues, not necessarily just for women as the name suggests.  The articles challenge the reader to think and the magazine has gotten rave reviews such as from Women’s Agenda and selected as one of the best covers in the world by German media website: MEEDIA.  Refreshingly, there are no advertisements.  It is a magazine that asks the reader to reach higher, consciously and artistically.  It is a real honor that Ingrid’s work has been selected for the magazine’s winter issue.

Womankind Magazine with Ingrid's artworkThe November – January issue of womankind Magazine goes on sale November 15th.  Of course, you can purchase it online, or at Amazon.com, but also in the US at Barnes & Noble and other media retailers.  Be sure to get the Winter 2015/2016 issue with the Mona Lisa on the cover.

A great thank you goes to the editor of womankind Magazine, Antonia Case and congratulations Ingrid

Echoes Through Time – Ingrid’s Exhibition at WYLY Annex Basalt CO

Ingrid Dee Magidson – Echoes Through Time

July 10 – Aug 5, 2015
Opening Reception: Friday, July 10, 5 to 7pm

Wyly Art Center Annex, 174 Midland Ave, Basalt, CO

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36 x 30 Archival print, limited edition of 100

36 x 30 Archival print, limited edition of 100

To help support the great work the Wyly Art Center does in Arts Education and Awareness, Ingrid has created a limited edition art print, Echoes Through Time100% of the sale of this work will go to support the Wyly and its terrific programs.  Please contact the Wyly Art Center to purchase one today and help a great organization.

To learn more about the Wyly Art Center and its impact on the arts in our valley, visit their website at http://www.WylyArts.org

Texas Welcomes Ingrid’s Work With Great Enthusiasm

Sometimes you have to leave to come home…

Ingrid was born and raised in Dallas, Texas.  She left as a young adult to pursue life in Europe, New York and later Aspen.  But Texas never forgot her.. or her talent.  In October of last year, well known Houston art lover and philanthropist, Carolyn Farb, commissioned Ingrid to do an altar for her home.  Creating a commissioned work of art is certainly a challenge, but an altar is so personal and spiritual, it brought the experience to lofty heights.

Cherished-Echoes-from-Afar36x59-rt-angleIngrid worked on the piece for over six months and the results are nothing less than stunning.  The journey not only produced a spectacular work of art, but also a deep artistic connection between the two women.  The altar was installed in mid-April and Carolyn and Ingrid met each other for first time in person, but also as long time kindred spirits.

Detailed images of the Cherished Echoes from Afar

Progress photos of Cherished Echoes from Afar, commissioned altar

On April 15th, Carolyn Farb generously opened her home to honor the new installation.  Friends and art lovers from  Aspen, Houston and New York City came to the event to share her enthusiasm.  Enjoy the photos from the event.

Warmest thanks to Carolyn Farb for her love of art, generous spirit, and hospitality!

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Ingrid Magidson Exhibition – Vail Opening March 27 and 28

Galerie Zuger in Vail, Colorado will be hosting the work of Ingrid Dee Magidson with two opening receptions on Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th.  The artist will be in attendance from 3 to 7 pm on both evenings.

Ingrid will be showing her most experimental work to date.  That is saying a lot from an artist who continues to challenge herself with both materials and their use.  Consider the work below titled, “My Canvas.”  In this relatively small work Ingrid has created a visual reflection of sculptural objects beyond the bounds of the frame.  Inside the work (not easily seen here) are elements of the girl’s life in a kind of visual diary.  The overall effect is hauntingly beautiful.

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My Canvas, 22 x 14 inches

Below are a few of the other works in the exhibition:

Galerie Zuger Vail is in the Solaris Building in the heart of Vail, Colorado.  To visit their website, please go to: Galerie Zuger Vail
The Exhibition opens with 2 receptions: Friday, March 27th and Saturday, March 28th, both at 3-7 pm with the artist in attendance.

Ingrid Dee Magidson now Showing with Bel-Air Fine Art Worldwide

Bel-Air Fine Art Worldwide, now exhibition art by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Bel-Air Fine Art now exhibiting the art of Ingrid Dee Magidson

Ingrid Dee Magidson is pleased to announce the representation of her work in the prestigious Bel-Air Fine Art Worldwide galleries.  With 14 galleries in important art centers and resorts such as Paris, Geneva, St. Tropez, Gstaad, Abu Dhabi, and Dubai, Bel-Air Fine Art has firmly solidified its importance in the art world.

I can’t tell you how excited and honored I am to have my work being shown by such important art galleries:  Gstaad, Europe, the Middle East; I’m overwhelmed!

-Ingrid Dee Magidson

Gstaad Palace, Gstaad, Switzerland

Bel-Air Fine Art Worldwide founded in 2004 by Francois Chambanian, opened its first gallery in Geneva, Switzerland then continued outwards to galleries in Europe and into the Middle East.  The 14 galleries exhibit contemporary masters as well as the most exciting cutting edge work being seen today; always with a flare for the most unique and outstanding artwork in the world.  When one walks into a Bel-Air gallery, one walks into the future of art.

The Return of Pegasus at The Alpina Gstaad Hotel

The Return of Pegasus is permanently installed in the lobby of The Alpina Gstaad Hotel.

 Ingrid’s work is currently showing in the Bel-Air Gstaad Gallery, located in the Gstaadplatz, promenade 25-27, open 10am – 7pm (winter season), www.belairfineart.com for more information.

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

Inspired by Marcel Duchamp – The Royal Flush Series

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Fountain by Marcel Duchamp 1917

Ingrid’s work is often looked at with seriousness and contemplation, but many of her pieces begin with a humorous twist.  In the Royal Flush series, Ingrid was inspired by Marcel Duchamp’s seminal work, Fountain.  An upside down urinal signed simply, “R. Mutt, 1917,” it has become one of the most important works of the 20th Century, opening the door for Pop,  Conceptual and other art movements.  Ingrid decided to take a more sideways, and perhaps literal view of Duchamp’s work.  In the Royal Flush series, Ingrid has placed transparent images of kings and queens in front of antique toilets.

“I think it gives us perspective on the concept of royalty, that we really are all the same.  Certainly we all have to use the toilet no matter how important we think we are.”  Ingrid says.

Homage to Duchamp by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Homage to Duchamp by Ingrid Dee Magidson

The first piece created in the series, “Homage to Duchamp” is an extraordinary work.  Using a strategically placed mirror, the viewer is able to see behind the main subject into the room beyond.  When Ingrid finished the work, she realized it was unique, fell in love with it and refused to sell the piece even after several generous offers.

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Royal Flush by Ingrid Dee Magidson

Royal Flush is a play on Velasquez’s famous portrait of Princess Margarita as a child.  In it, the future queen has a basket of fruit on her head and an antique doll’s toilet emerging from her enormous dress.  Describing it here, one would think it would be funny or satirical at the very least, but in reality, the work is rather poignant.  The girl’s sad, serious eyes give us a glimpse into the rigid life ahead of this little girl.  Maybe that’s not funny at all.

– Jay Magidson

You can see this and several other works by Ingrid Dee Magidson at Art Silicon Valley – San Francisco October 9 – 12, 1014.

Art Silicon Valley – San Francisco
San Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Dr.
San Mateo, CA 94403

For more information about the exhibition times and directions, click this sentence.

Book Signing at Western Museum Conference

500 museum professionals are gathered this week. Ingrid and other authors were invited to do a book signing. Wonderful group.

Ingrid Now Showing – Park Ave Armory NYC

Daniela Mercury, Owner of Unix Gallery in Front of Ingrid's Works

Daniela Mercury, Owner of Unix Gallery in Front of Ingrid’s Works at the Armory, NYC

Unix Gallery is currently exhibiting three works by Ingrid Dee Magidson at the Art, Antique and Jewelry Show in New York City at the Park Avenue Armory.  What a great venue, city and gallery.  What an honor, thank you Daniela and Alex!