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.
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
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.
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.
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
Ingrid is honored that Miami Magazine has chosen Memories Through Time as their cover image for their December issue.
There is a one page review of her work and exhibitions inside:
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!
The exceptional Unix Gallery of New York, London and Miami just finished a fabulous weekend exhibiting at Art Southampton. Ingrid was well represented with three works among their outstanding contemporary artists.
Be sure to visit the Unix Gallery in New York City (Chelsea) and this weekend (Aug 1 – 4) in Aspen at Art Aspen. For more information, visit the Unix Gallery web site: www.UnixGallery.com
The holidays are a busy time for everyone. Ingrid reminds us also to do what is important. Somehow with children, family and guests, she was able to fit in time in the studio. Two incredible pieces are the result: “The Angels’ Guardian” and “Gaia.”
Ingrid took a few minutes to discuss these new works and more on her recent video update.
Take a look at this recently added video of Ingrid and her work at Art Miami, December 4 – 9, 2012. It includes a brief interview with the owners of the Unix Gallery who represent her work there. Under 2 minutes. Enjoy!
It has been almost a week since Ingrid and I returned from Miami. It is snowing right now and the warmth of Florida seems far away. What an amazing trip that was. Let me share a little with you.
We arrived late Monday afternoon at our friend’s, the Pathman’s magnificent home in Miami Beach. The art arrived about an hour after us. The Pathman’s were hosting a reception for Ingrid’s work the following evening. We didn’t know what to expect. It was “Art Week” in Miami, an insane number of art fairs and shows swarm the city, thousands of galleries, artists showing their work. Would Ingrid’s private show get overlooked in the plethora of choices? On Tuesday evening, the show was hung and the first guests began to arrive. Before we knew it, our host’s spacious home was filled with art lovers, well over 120 we were told the next day. We were too busy to count. Past collectors and viewers seeing Ingrid’s work for the first time shared their mutual enthusiasm for her art. It was a glorious evening we wont soon forget. Thank you Wayne and Leslie.
But the week had only begun. The next evening we went to the grand vernisage (reception) for Art Basel. This is the art fair that Miami is known for, and brings many of the world’s best galleries to Florida. It is a who’s who of art and collectors at the Miami Convention Center. The art is, well, let’s say just say very challenging sometimes. Some galleries bring traditional masterpieces from the Twentieth Century, but the majority bring cutting edge contemporary. It is clearly not for every taste, but it is pretty exciting to see such enormous creative spirit. If you are an art lover, go to Miami during “Art Week” you are sure to be inspired.
We had been discussing representation with Unix, Fine Art, a Miami gallery before we arrived. Ingrid met with the gallery owners on Thursday evening. They were exhibiting at Art Miami and took time out of their crazy schedule to see Ingrid’s work. Of course they fell in love with Ingrid’s work and insisted on showing it as soon as possible. In fact the next morning, they had a truck arrive and pick up several of Ingrid’s works. One went immediately into their booth at Art Miami. Very exciting. Art Miami has grown to become one of the most important fairs in Miami. In some critics’ opinions, on par with Art Basel. In any case, Ingrid’s works were now in front of tens of thousands of art lovers. Thank you Alex and Daniela, the owners of Unix Fine Art.
Now that would have been enough for the week, but we weren’t done yet. Coincidentally, the Wynwood Art District’s monthly art walk fell on that Saturday. Unix Fine Art Gallery is in the Wynwood Art District. They dedicated almost half of their expansive gallery to Ingrid’s work. I’ve been to art walks in several cities, but I’ve never seen anything like this. Some estimates are that 30,000 people fill the area. I was there and would say that might be a low estimate. It was nuts. Miami loves a party, and clearly art too.
Well, finally we headed home after a wonderful week in Miami. Our hosts treated us like royalty. Unix gallery treated Ingrid’s work like treasure. We made some new friends and will remember the week in Miami with a tropical warmth. Thank you Wayne and Leslie, Alex and Daniela for a terrific week!