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

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

 

Ingrid’s Artwork at Aspen Art Museum Auction Now Live

You may now bid online for Ingrid’s work The Traveler being presented at Artcrush this Friday.  Of course, there are several other great works of art being offered at the auction too.  Pretty impressive company.  Bid now, and support Ingrid and the Aspen Art Museum.

The Traveler to benefit the Aspen Art Museum

The Traveler to benefit the Aspen Art Museum

https://paddle8.com/work/ingrid-dee-magidson/19072-the-traveler

Proceeds go to support the Aspen Art Museum.

Don’t forget, Ingrid’s solo exhibition this Saturday (August 3) at the Forre Gallery in Aspen, 4 – 8 pm.

 

New Book by Ingrid Dee Magidson – Available Now!

Ingrid’s new book, Madness of the Muses – the Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson is in print and available!

Book by Ingrid Dee Magidson, Madness of the Muses

Madness of the Muses

From the back cover:

Ingrid Dee Magidson’s art career began just over six years ago.  In that brief time, she has had 15 solo exhibitions (most of those sellout shows), a museum exhibition, her work included twice at the Hermitage Museum Foundation Gala in New York City, numerous magazine features and a loyal international group of art collectors which include: the Alpina Gstaad,  Antonio Banderas, Melanie Griffith and Jackie Bezos.  The Madness of the Muses is a richly illustrated look at the life and work of this rising art star.  Magidson’s unique style combines the poetic paintings of the Renaissance with contemporary and antique materials to form works of sublime beauty.  Each piece is imbued with a sense of spirit, as if time has stopped and we are looking at people long gone, but brought back to life in Magidson’s extraordinary work.  One collector describes his experience:

It is as if the artist has compressed 500 years into a single work of art.  These few fragile layers of antique objects, paint and butterflies are arranged in such a way that  I can see into the very depths of a stranger’s soul.  I begin to pull away, but I can’t stop looking.

Here are a few glimpses inside of the book:

You can learn more about Madness of the Muses on Ingrid’s web site.

Madness of the Muses – The Art of Ingrid Dee Magidson
176 pages, hardcover with dust jacket
Available signed and dedicated by the artist
Stratumentis Publishing $65

To buy a copy, click here.

Available on Amazon.com in August
Also available at the art galleries which represent Ingrid’s work (Aspen, Vail, Miami and New York).