There are as many ways to think about art as there are to create it. Join ARTdart columnist, Pamela Beck, in this 5 part feature interview series with 5 participants from Art Basel Miami, as she explores and considers the different perspectives that define the art world.
Mindy Solomon – Mindy Solomon Gallery, St. Petersburg
PB: Which fair were you in?
MS: Art Miami
PB: You participate in many fairs. How did you decide which art to bring for this particular audience?
MS: I wanted to bring colorful, well-articulated, primarily non-objective works.
PB: Was it different than art you bring to other fairs?
MS: Yes, the art I brought to Miami was different, although I have brought the same art to some of the other fairs I attend.
PB: What were the visitors to this show like?
MS: Not many young hipster types, mostly older and serious.
PB: How would you describe the energy or spirit of this particular show?
MS: High and good
PB: Can you share any specific interesting/funny incident/experience that happened to you while at the fair?
MS: Just a lot of interest
PB: What was your typical day and night like?
MS: Long and tiring
PB: Did you see any artists whose work you especially liked?
MS: Yes, Photographs by Doug Rickard at Yossi Milo Gallery at Pulse, and painting and ceramic sculpture by Allison Schulnik at Mark Moore Gallery at Pulse.
PB: Did you see any particular trends in contemporary art at the shows?
MS: Definitely seeing more material based works- more texture, surface and construction experimentation. It’s exciting to see the exploration.
PB: How did you do?
MS: It was a strong fair.
PB: Are you returning next year?
Read PART ONE: Interviews from Art Basel Miami Beach (1/5)
Read PART TWO: Interviews from Art Basel Miami Beach (2/5)
Read PART THREE: Interviews from Art Basel Miami Beach (3/5)
Read PART FOUR: Interviews from Art Basel Miami Beach (4/5)