Leila Heller Gallery, Dubai, hosts sculptures by contemporary American artist Mia Fonssagrives-Solow, based in New York and Paris. The opening was on September 22, and the exhibition will run until November 15.
Her work is characterized by figurative and abstract forms, in a range of media, from polished bronze to gilded wood to elegant enamel over fiberglass.
Solow's cutting-edge abstract sculptures examine the world through the simplicity of form and colour, exploring scale and movement as the curved surfaces of each piece draw the eye from one gorgeous line to the next. Everyday subjects, such as a sail, wave, or apple, are refined to the clean, basic lines of their form, and what begins as a small lucite or wooden maquette evolves into a gigantic 16-foot fiberglass sculpture.
Solow is the daughter of famous French photographer Fernand Fonssagrives and Swedish model Lisa Fonssagrives, and the daughter-in-law of respected photographer Irving Penn. She worked as a fashion designer with haute couture designer Vicki Till during the 1960s in Paris and is also a jewelry designer, her creations can be found in locations around the world. She has exhibited in New York, London, Palm Beach, Paris and Shanghai. She then left for California and learned carpentry so she could pull the shapes in her paintings from the frame into the 3D world. It was then that she began holding exhibitions with her sculptures in Los Angeles, New York, Paris and even Shanghai.
According to her, "Once your interest in fashion starts, it never goes away and what you see people invent on the street becomes inspiring."
Do not miss the opportunity to attend this exhibition that is taking place at Leila Heller Gallery and see this distinguished work.