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.

Beyond the Bounds of Reality – Abstraction

Ingrid’s work at her upcoming show in Vail will mostly feature her newest abstract work.  It may seem like a departure, but it is actually the work within the work that is being exposed.  Each layered piece begins with an abstract painting; the figurative construction grows from that point outwards.

December 29 at Galerie Zuger in Vail

Blue, acrylic and resin on canvas

Recently, she set one of the abstract works aside and carefully considered it, lived with it.  It was too good to hide, so she decided to keep it that way and start again with another background.  Before long, Ingrid had several abstract works.  Though they are very different from the layered works, they are also very similar in mood and composition.  Complex and hauntingly beautiful, they are a natural expression to her artistic style.

Zen, Acrylic and resin on canvas

Zen, Acrylic and resin on canvas

The exhibition in Vail will present her newest works, both abstract and transparent layers.  To see them together is a rare opportunity and a fascinating look inside the artistic process.  It is well worth a visit.  The exhibition opens this Thursday, December 29th at Galerie Zuger, Vail.  Ingrid will be at the drop-in reception from 11 – 7.  Stop by if you are in the area, and Happy New Year.

Tranquility, Acrylic and resin on canvas 48 x 78

Tranquility, Acrylic and resin on canvas 48 x 78

Galerie Zuger, is in central Vail on the main floor of the Solaris Building next to Nobu Matsuhisa Restaurant (overlooking the ice-skating rink) at 141 East Meadow Drive, www.galeriezugervail.com 970.476.5619

Uncharted Lands, Acrylic and resin

Uncharted Lands, Acrylic and resin on canvas

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

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 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

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!

Ingrid Dee Magidson’s Work Presenting at Aspen Art Museum Benefit

The Traveler to benefit the Aspen Art Museum

The Traveler to benefit the Aspen Art Museum

Ingrid’s beautiful work, The Traveler will be shown at Artcrush 2013, the Aspen Art Museum’s annual benefit and gala on August 2nd.  The Traveler will be auctioned off along with many other exceptional contemporary works to benefit the Aspen Art Museum.  Artcrush has become so popular, the event tickets sell out within hours of their announcement.  If you aren’t going to the event on August 2nd, you can still preview and bid on the auction items either online : http://aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/auction_items.htm or at the Baldwin Gallery in Aspen.  If you’d like to go directly to Ingrid’s piece on the Aspen Art Museum Website, click here: http://aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/artwork/ingrid_dee_magidson.html.

Artcrush auction preview will be presented at the Baldwin Gallery on South Galena on Thursday, August 1st

The Artcrush event is on Friday, August 2nd.  For more information and how to place an absentee bid, here is the website link: http://aspenartmuseum.org/artcrush/event_info.html
Artcrush is presented by Sotheby’s and sponsored by Barclays, Netjets, Audi, Dom Perignon and others.

Thank you for supporting the Aspen Art Museum and Ingrid’s work!