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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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 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

Fountain by Marcel Duchamp 1917

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.

Royal Flush by Ingrid Dee Magidson

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.

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!

September and October Exhibition Schedule for Ingrid Dee Magidson

Three Exhibitions, two countries, and one book signing.  Ingrid’s work will be showing in 4 venues this fall, from San Francisco to New York City and Aspen to Toronto.  It is a great opportunity for you to see her new work and possibly meet the artist.  Here is the schedule:

September 17 – 21  New York City

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Daniela & Alex of Unix Gallery, NYC to feature Ingrid’s work at the Park Avenue Armory September 17-21

 The Avenue Art Fair
Art, Antique and Jewelry Show
Park Avenue Armory
643 Park Ave, NYC
Unix Gallery Booth

October 1 Snowmass Village, CO

Book by Ingrid Dee Magidson, Madness of the Muses

Book Signing in Snowmass Village at the MPMA Confernce October 1

Book signing and meet the artist
Mountain Plains Museum Association Conference
Snowmass Conference Center
Click here for information or to attend the conference

October 9 – 12 San Francisco, CA

Art Silicon Valley - San Francisco

Art Silicon Valley – San Francisco Oct 9-12

Art Silicon Valley – San Francisco
Mateo County Event Center
1346 Saratoga Drive
San Mateo, CA 94403
Unix Gallery Booth

October 23 – 27 Toronto, Canada

Art Toronto, October 23 - 27, 2014

Art Toronto, October 23 – 27, 2014

Art Toronto
Metro Toronto Convention Center
255 Front Street West
Toronto, Canada
Unix Gallery Booth

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.