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!
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.
Ingrid 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!
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
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!
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:
Ingrid Dee Magidson’s artwork will be exhibited at Art Southampton this weekend (July 24 – July 28) and Art Aspen the following weekend (July 31 – Aug 3).
From Art Southampton’s web site:
Art Southampton, presented by Art Miami, is the premier international contemporary and modern art fair taking place at the peak of the social and cultural season in the Hamptons, July 24 through 28, 2014. The fair features a carefully selected group of more than 75 international art galleries with a strong focus on works from the 20th and 21st centuries.
Each year, the fair is located on the sprawling 18-acre estate property behind the Southampton Elks Lodge and adjacent to the Southampton Golf Club, directly off of Route 27 A. The proximity of the Art Southampton pavilion provides convenient access for residents and collectors on Long Island, the greater New York region and the Tri-State area who visit the Hamptons frequently during the summer. Ample on-site parking and valet service are available. More…
Join us as ArtAspen returns for its eagerly awaited fifth edition. The Fair offers the gallery art world exclusive entry into the semi-private and affluent playground of the rich and famous.
Aspen’s First and Only Fine Art Fair for Important Contemporary Art
Limited in size to just 30 dealers, this intimate and impeccably designed setting provides fairgoers an elegant and manageable viewing and buying experience. It is the ideal setting for both art dealers and art collectors to meet and mingle while experiencing the most dynamic marketplace for important art, ranging from 1950-present. More..
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’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!