Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden at Mindy Solomon Gallery, Miami, through May 31, 2020*

“I am sure there is Magic in everything, only we have not sense enough to get hold of it and make it do things for us” ― Frances Hodgson Burnett, The Secret Garden

“Francie Bishop Good makes gardens-subterranean, magical, tropical, extraterrestrial forms. She occasionally pairs them with paintings. Energetically swirling colors to complement and clash with the three-dimensional component. Her seemingly endless array of works blossom and grow from a long history of training and hard creative work.

Francie uses photography as a point of departure in her works, beginning with a digital image that is then covered with paint, ultimately hiding the initial subject. Hands on manipulation of clay and the ‘conversation’ between two-dimensional and three-dimensional forms painted with the same vibrant polymer palate result in something resoundingly fresh and different – a hard won victory in an art world full of derivation.

For her exhibition Curious Garden, Good activates individual sculptures and organically inspired pedestals as well as large-scale wall works to create a sense of the ‘vegetative’ in the gallery space.” ― Mindy Solomon Gallery

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The Dragons In Our Plants, 2020. Synthetic polymer paint on board, 40″ × 90″

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Front: Good Salmon Giant Pinch Pot, 2020. Resin, foam, cement, synthetic polymer paints, bisque-fired earthenware, metal stool, 50 x 36 x 36 in. Back: Remembering Daffs, 2020. Synthetic polymer paint on board, 48″ × 72″

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Installation view of Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden

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Installation view of Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden

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Installation view of Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden

Mandrake, 2020 Pairing nting, 20 x 16 synthetic polymer paints on board Sculpture, 9x11x9 synthetic polymer paint on bisque fired earthenware copy

Good Mandrake, 2020. Synthetic polymer paints on board, bisque-fired earthenware clay with synthetic polymer paints. Painting 20″ x 16″. Sculpture 9″ x 11″ x 9″

Larkspur, pairing 2020 ainting, 18x24 synthetic Polymer paint on Board Sculpture, 10x9x9 synthetic Polymer paints on Bisque Fired Earthenware copy

Good Larkspur, 2020. Synthetic polymer paints on board, bisque-fired earthenware clay with synthetic polymer paints. Painting 20″ x 24″. Sculpture 10″ x 9″ x 9″

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Installation view of Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden

Moonflower 2020, Synthetic polymer paints on board, bisque fired earthenware clay with synthetic polymer paints, 18 x 20t

Good Moonflower, 2020. Synthetic polymer paints on board, bisque fired earthenware clay with synthetic polymer paints. Painting 18″ × 24″. Sculpture 7″ x 7″ x 6″

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Installation view of Francie Bishop Good: Curious Garden

Images courtesy Mindy Solomon Gallery.

*PLEASE NOTE: Mindy Solomon Gallery is temporarily closed to the public.