Monday, October 06, 2014

SHANNON WRIGHT EXHIBITS HER ARCHITECTURAL FOLLIES now at ADA GALLERY in RICHMOND, VA

SHANNON WRIGHT
HEROIC MEASURES

NOW THROUGH NOV.1, 2014
@ADA GALLERY, RICHMOND VIRGINIA

SHANNON WRIGHT
Folly (Colosseum Of Rome)
Galvanized Steel Pipe And Fence Hardware
88 X 141 X 116 Inches
2014

 Folly (Colosseum Of Rome) 1
Archival Dye-Infused Print On Aluminum
27.7 X 37.4 Inches
2014



ADA gallery is pleased to present a new exhibition of sculpture and photography by California-based artist Shannon Wright. Wright's work depicts a dystopian built environment whose sole guiding principle is economic utility.

Wright creates fictitious "products" that appear to be government-issued or sold by Home Depot, in a humorous attempt to restore dignity to landscapes ravaged by industrialization and unchecked development. In her sculpture Folly (Colosseum of Rome), Wright uses the now ubiquitous language of the module to mimic or parody a revered edifice of the western world. Blurring the generic forms of bike rack, cattle pen, and crowd barrier, its fifty-two arches form an "architectural folly" when installed in a run-down industrial zone of the Silicon Valley. Another sculptural work, Flourish (Public Art), is a stock symbol of corporate opulence that serves as a clunky, purely decorative mask to whatever lies behind it. This piece playfully calls into question the idea that urban blight can be ameliorated through the addition of strategically placed curlicues. Vital to the exhibition are photographs of these works installed around San Jose, placing them in the public eye, putting these ideas into practice.


Shannon Wright was born in Baton Rouge, Louisiana in 1969 and was raised in Sydney, Australia. She earned her BFA in Sculpture from Virginia Commonwealth University and her MFA in Time Arts from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago. Her work has been shown throughout the U.S. and abroad, including in Chicago, New York, London, and Finland. 


Since 2002 she has taught at San Jose State University, where she is coordinator of the Spatial Art program.

exhibition dates: October 2 - November 1, 2014
for all inquiries please email , john@adagallery.com



SHANNON WRIGHT
Folly (Colosseum Of Rome) 2
Archival Dye-Infused Print On Aluminum
27.7 X 37.4 Inches
2014



SHANNON WRIGHT

Flourish (Public Art) 1
Archival Dye-Infused Print On Aluminum
16 X 24 Inches
2014




SHANNON WRIGHT
Flourish (Public Art)
Galvanized Steel Pipe And Hardware
65 X 96 X 20.5 Inches
2014



 

SHANNON WRIGHT
Flourish (Public Art) 2
Archival Dye-Infused Print On Aluminum
16 X 24 Inches
2014



Monday, September 22, 2014

(MORE) RACHEL HAYES, INSTALLATIONS 2010 - 2014

Here's another wonderful work by ADA gallery superfriend RACHEL HAYES. 


Tara's Roof
2010
Brooklyn
Fabric, vinyl, ropes
13' x 13' x 13'











COPYRIGHT ADA GALLERY & RACHEL HAYES 2014

Friday, September 19, 2014

SPOTLIGHT ON RACHEL HAYES : INSTALLATIONS 2010 - 2014

ADA gallery superfriend RACHEL HAYES has been been making gorgeous mixed media installations over the years. Here's a few images of her incredible work! 


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Rachel Hayes

Swell
15' x 35', fabric, vinyl

Snug Harbor Cultural Center, Staten Island, NY

2014











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MORE IS ON THE WAY!!




Monday, September 08, 2014

JARED CLARK : HARD CANDY @ ADA GALLERY

HARD CANDY

NEW STYROPOXY WORKS BY JARED CLARK

now through September 27, 2014


ADA GALLERY 228 W.BROAD ST. RICHMOND, VA. 23220

Saturday, May 24, 2014

Brian Novatny @ Mulherin + Pollard Gallery, May 2014

Opens May 29, 2014
@
MULHRERIN+POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE ST.
NYC 10002

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present Sailor's Diary, a new exhibition of paintings and drawings by Brian Novatny.
 
Novatny's artworks explore the tempestuous storm-tossed seas of historical tumult and of war and disasters both private and public in a manner that simultaneously reflects the full sweep and powerful grandeur of their subject matter. These works reveal intricately rendered gradations of his stark palette, mostly comprised of a rich tonal fluctuation of black, white, and quiet grays, as well as muted earth tones. 
 
His figures are like fragments of the past and present struggling to remain whole against the devouring waves and foreboding atmospheres exploding forth at the compositional centers of his pictures, themselves surrounded by the uncertainty of a blank white void. His solemn portraits of human fragility at times recall the spectral disquiet and mystery of 19th century photography or the peace and profound silence of an undisturbed sea torn asunder in paroxysms of exploded, and explosive, catharsis. His pictures depict a floating, gravitation-less fictive space where his subjects exist as lost, dislocated figures caught in forgotten human dramas at once distant yet universal and hauntingly familiar- a place where the fervent echoes and shadows of time resound over the immensity and vast stretches of a dark and mute sea.
 
Novatny was born in Wadsworth, OH in 1964. He earned his BFA at the Columbus College of Art and Design in Columbus, OH in 1987 and his MFA at the Yale University School of Art in New Haven, CT in 1990. His work has appeared widely in solo and group shows in galleries and museums from New York, New Orleans, Atlanta, Los Angeles to Berlin and Beijing. His work is in numerous museum collections including the Memphis Brooks Museum of Art, the Knoxville Museum of Arts, and the Central Academy of Fine Arts in Beijing. He currently lives and works in Brooklyn, NY




BRIAN NOVATNY
Opens May 29, 2014
@
MULHRERIN+POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE ST.
NYC 10002

SEE MORE BRIAN NOVATNY'S WORK HERE>>>>>>> at the ADA GALLERY SITE

ADA GALLERY CONTEMPORARY FINE ART RICHMOND VIRGINIA 
ONE OF RICHMOND'S FINEST GALLERIES

ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN in AB FAB 2 at MULHERIN + POLLARD

Robert Otto Epstein was educated at the University of Pittsburgh in Pittsburgh, PA and the University of Durham in Durham, England. He is a writer turned artist with an interest in post-post-postmodern deconstructionism. He is currently the artist-in-residence at his house where he lives with his girlfriend and golden retriever.
AB FAB
new work by
Eric Sall, Robert Otto Epstein, Sarah Bednarek
Jared Clark, Pinkney Herbert, Tom Condon & Sandra Luckett

Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present a vivid group exhibition of seven artists whose work share a sense of bold color, with varying individualistic and idiosyncratic approaches to pattern, repetition, and design that emphasize the role of the human hand in their making.

UPCOMING EXHIBIT: http://mulherinpollard.com/AB_FAB_2014.html

PREVIOUS AB FAB @ ADA GALLERY
see images of the first AB FAB at ADA Gallery back in 2012. 
http://www.adagallery.com/AB_FAB.html


INQUIRIES for ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN artwork
john@mulherinpollard.com

AB FAB 2 at Mulherin + Pollard, Opening Thursday May 29, 2014

ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN

ERIC SALL

SANDRA LUCKETT

PINKNEY HERBERT

SARAH BEDNAREK

JARED CLARK

TOM CONDON

in

AB FAB 2

at 

MULHERIN + POLLARD
187 CHRYSTIE STREET
NY, NY 10002
*also an entrance at the end of Freeman Alley

OPENING
THURSDAY MAY 29, 2014
6-9pm



Saturday, February 15, 2014

ALEX KVARES : ALL MY WORK IS POSTHUMOUS IS AN ARTFORUM PICK OF THE WEEK! AT MULHERIN + POLLARD IN NYC!











Mulherin + Pollard is proud to announce our solo exhibit of drawings by Ukranian born artist Alex Kvares.

Marked by a staggering amount of detail and an impossible amount of lines, Alex Kvares drawings radiate a quietness and an equally hypnotic power. In one series of works, Kvares uses an old book of graph paper, working grid by tiny grid to make what appear to be intricate maps or blueprints of some magnificent, cosmic creation. there's a system within these beautiful works, which seems adhered to and subsequently ignored, each careful decision can be felt, as well as the hours spent creating them. Another series, like the work pictured above, feature creatures, hikers, campers drawn with his signature delicate touch. Freed from the confines of the graph paper, these imaginative, figurative drawings combine dark humor and fantasy while retaining the awe and beauty of the grids. Another new series, Kvares presents brightly colored tri-cornered hat wearing soldiers mingling with nature, celebrating, sharing banal, comradely moments while in others soldiers seem to be suffering something more sinister. Drawn with a much sketchier, immediate style, these satirical, comical drawings revel in the nonsense found in ceremony, politics, life and war. 

Alex Kvares received his BFA from the University of Kansas in Lawrence and an MFA from the University of Texas in Austin. His work has been exhibited at the Atlanta Contemporary Art Center, Josee Bienvenu Gallery and Mulherin + Pollard in New York, Steven Zevitas Gallery and Judi Rotenburg in Boston, the Contemporary Art Museum in St. Louis, the Minsk Museum of Modern Art in Belarus and the Southeastern Center for Contemporary Art in North Carolina, and others, and He's been included in several issues of New American Paintings.
He currently teaches at Pratt Institute, NY and lives in Brooklyn.