Judith Solomon: In Perspective
September 10 - October 31, 2009
Judith Solomon is a realist painter of light and memory. Her expansive, rich, and detailed still lifes are culled from hand-me-downs alive with childhood and family history. Coupling her mother's stately and staid silver and china with organic objects and items from her present, Solomon's works suggest an on-going, cross-generational dialogue. Though appearing to be formal and traditional, disguised within her work is her unique and contemporary vision. Her use of reflection teases the viewer's vision with a hint of what is out of sight while distortion presents an altered reality. By focusing in and cropping, she transforms the bigger picture and the perspective to express another dimension: a topsy-turvy world of mysterious ambiguity.
Solomon began her study of art at the Massachusetts College of Art continuing on to finish a four year diploma program at the School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston in 1996. Solomon received the “Will and Elena Barnet Painting Award” for her artwork while at student at the SMFA, in 1995. Upon completion of studies, Solomon set up a studio in the South End and has since continued her exploration and discovery of the “what/why/how” of painting. In 1998, Solomon returned to Pittsburgh, PA, where she received her Bachelor of Science, to be an artist-in-residence at Carnegie Mellon University. Her artwork has been shown in numerous juried and group exhibitions at the SMFA and the Cambridge Art Association in addition to the Copley Society of art.