Friday, February 22, 2019

BRIAN HUBBLE: Odes and Offerings at ADA Gallery, February 2019








Brian Hubble: Odes and Offerings



Brian Hubble is an illustrator and painter, born in Virginia in 1978. He earned his BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University, attended Illustration Academy, and completed his MFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, where he was a William R. French Fellowship recipient. Hubble’s most recent solo and two-person exhibitions include Whatever is Known is Magnified at Fresh Window (Brooklyn, NY), Lead Ham at Fastnet Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), and Monogram at Less is More Projects (Paris, FR). His expansive group exhibitions include Artists Need to Create on the Same Scale at Mana Contemporary (Jersey City, NJ), 15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL at ADA Gallery (Richmond, VA), and Cut Outs at Usable Space (Milwaukee, WI).


Hubble is currently based in Brooklyn, New York. He is the co-director of Unisex Salon, an artist-run and multidisciplinary platform for representation, located in Williamsburg, Brooklyn. He has spent the last 12 years studying the life and work of Andy Kaufman.

Odes and Offerings is on view now at ADA Gallery, through March 2019.

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JARED CLARK: New Work @ ADA Gallery 2019


Jared Clark, a Utah native who received his MFA from VCU in 2007, returns to Richmond with his latest ADA exhibit, aptly titled New Work. Through his latest “kitschbilds,” assemblages of thrift-store and other found objects together with colorful resin, Clark carries on his lifelong obsession with rummage-sale detritus and continues to blur the line between painting and sculpture. In addition to providing the canvas for his arresting palette, the kitschbilds showcase Clark’s talent for diving headfirst into chaos, creating still more chaos, then bringing order out of it. Be they dense collections of kitschy sculptures or elegant, monochrome pieces of resin, Clark’s bilds suggest the infinite ways in which everyday objects can be reconfigured, re-contextualized, and reimagined.





New Work includes new pigmented resin pieces, the mold for which are former food containers. With these, Clark finds the ordered elegance in a humdrum shape, bestowing it with the sleekness of an LCD screen and the enticing translucence of a Jolly Rancher. Please do not lick the art.




Clark has received fellowships from the Utah Arts Council, the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, the Dedalus Foundation, and the Vermont Studio Center, and has participated in residencies at the Vermont Studio Center, Art Omi, and Berlin’s Kompact Living Space. His solo exhibitions have shown at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art, the Volta Art Fair, Denise Bibro Gallery, and has shown many times at ADA Gallery since 2006.



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Tuesday, February 12, 2019

JANUARY 2019 : SEDRICK CHISOM, THE GHOST OF WHITE PRESIDENTS YET TO COME


“Year XX10, the final year of the Christian era. Twenty years after People of Color gave up on wypipo and left the planet to explore the cosmos, the enigmatic genetic disease revitiligo expresses itself amongst every yt on earth, imperiling whiteness. With no known cure, the remaining terrestrial nations of North America face unprecedented national turmoil as wypipo begin to develop dark skin pigmentation. President Maura Gardener of the Coastal Union of Civic States and President Ronald Tiller of the Confederate Disaffiliation of States concurrently declare a state of emergency for the countries they lead. A combined forces military operation between the Confederate Disaffiliation of States and the Coastal Union of Civic States is launched to search for Aryanness in Other Places. Scouts from both the CD of S and the CU of CS conduct a joint expedition in the polar ice caps of Monument Valley, where reports of monstrous people being sighted in the savage south have emerged...”

Sedrick Chisom was born in Philadelphia and received a full scholarship to study at Cooper Union. Fascinated with thermal imagery and preoccupied by Christian iconography, Chisom conjures images that are both warm and chilling, akin to a pietà surveilled by a U.S. Army drone. Much of his work examines the ways in which Whiteness and Christianity have colonized the lives and sublimated the suffering of People of Color.  

As its title indicates, “The Ghost of White Presidents Yet to Come” continues these themes. In these paintings, Chisom composes a sci-fi epic in which PoC have abandoned a dying Earth to explore the universe. As some of the remaining “wypipo” begin to develop darker pigmentation, their governments declare a state of emergency and send an expedition to the polar ice caps and Monument Valley in search of “Aryanness in other places.” Chisom’s ghostly figures float through a world of melting ice and societal decay that viewers may find hauntingly familiar. If the spectral landscapes and desperate faces – or postures, where there are no faces – don’t make it clear enough, Chisom has noted that these scenes are from “the final year of the Christian era.” It’s the end of the world, or at least the end of the world as “yts” know it. 

While at Cooper Union, Chisom received the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation Award for Exceptional Ability. After completing his BFA, he received his MFA from the Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. His work has been displayed at numerous group shows, including at JTT Gallery, Signal Gallery, and Abrons Art Center. He has been featured in New American Painters (Issue 134), Forbes Magazine, Artnet, and Artsy.  

all images are copyrighted 2019 by Sedrick Chisom










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Thursday, November 08, 2018

November 2018 : Patrick Thorne, CeCe Cole

November at ADA Gallery:

Patrick Thorne: Dumb Company

 140 plus mixed media works on paper from 2017 and 2018
























CeCe Cole: Projection Studies

Collectively Cole's installation titled Projection Studies is a contemplative exploration of light, shadow, form and function. The title refers to the presentation of an image and the art school terminology for problem solving and compositional planning. Conceptually the artist envisions future situations with models and adaptable installations.
































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Wednesday, September 26, 2018

UPCOMING: BLACKEYE

Upcoming Exhibition:

BLACKEYE

Opening Friday, October 5th, and on view through Saturday, October 27th, 2018.
























Shannon Wright's solo exhibition Moonshot will also continue through October.

Shannon Wright, Moonshot, 25h x 19w x 8d inches,
acrylic, aluminum, aluminum hardware, 2017


























Check them out and find more info at ADA Gallery.

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Wednesday, August 22, 2018

15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL - AUGUST

15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL

More works included in the August edition of the show: 


Braxton Congrove, In My Room, 2018, cardboard, flocking, acrylic paint, cord on panel, 20 x 16 x 3 inches





































Tarek Abu Hageb, Brown in What, 2007 spray paint on canvas, 23 1/2 x 20 x 3/4 inches



Reid Dodson, (1), 2018, found paper on board, 14 x 11 inches





































































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15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL - AUGUST

15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL - AUGUST

Don't miss the final edition of ADA's summer group show. New works added throughout the summer. 

August artists include:

Cece Cole, Tarek Abu Hageb, Jared Clark, Yann Leto, Eric Sall, Ellington Braun, Bruce Wilhelm, Patrick Thorne, Amy Pleasant, Jennifer Watson, Rob Lee, Alex Kvares, John Henry Blatter, Cameron Spratley, Brian Hubble, Braxton Congrove, Robert Otto Epstein, Chris Musina, Bernard Martin, Reid Dodson, Kirsten Kindler, Nathan Tersteeg, Erik den Breejen, Barbara Weissberger, Langdon Graves, Lana Licata, Rachel Hayes, Sandra Luckett, Roberto Jamora, Kyle Falzone, J M Henry, Nikolas Goodich, Sean Samoheyl, Steven Little, Stephanie Serpick, Steven Roebuck, Brian Novatny and Eric Doeringer. 

Jennifer Watson, The Approach, 36 x 18 x 1 inches, oil on panel, 2018



Eric Sall, Die Cut, 24 x 20 x 5/8 inches, oil on canvas, 2014







































































 
 Rob Lee, Untitled, 16 1/2 x 12 7/8 inches, acrylic and graphite on paper, 2005




































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15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL - JULY

Check out the July edition of ADA's 15 year anniversary summer group show.

This round of artists includes:
Chris Musina, Jared Clark, Langdon Graves, Brian Novatny, Kyle Falzone, Sean Samoheyl, Cameron Spratley, Eric Sall, Sophie Treppendahl, Nikolas Goodich, Eric Doeringer, Sandra Luckett, Becky Brown, Theresa Pfarr, Stephanie Serpick, Bernard Martin, JM Henry, Toto Feldman, Jennifer Watson, Steven Little, Tom Condon, Kirsten Kindler, Roberto Jamora, Amy Pleasant, John Henry Blatter, Brian Hubble, Robert Otto Epstein,  Braxton Congrove, Yann Leto, Nathan Tersteeg, Ellington Braun, and Patrick Thorne.

Celebrating FIFTEEN years of ADA GALLERY with work by old friends and new friends.
Yann Leto, Untitled, 2017, oil on paper, 39 1/2 x 28 3/4 inches
 

































Stephanie Serpick, A New Fall #3, 2017, oil on board, 16 x 20 inches

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15 YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL

Other highlights from the June round of the 15YRS! summer group show:


Rachel Hayes, Melody Maker, 2015, Acrylic paint on silk, nylon, cotton, 22h x 20w in





































Eric Sall, Untitled, 2014, oil on canvas, 30h x 40w in



Kyle Falzone, Bummer, 2018, wood, fabric, LEDs, 9 3/4h x 12 3/4w x 2 1/2d in


gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5 pm and Saturday 12 - 4 pm


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15YRS! EVERYONE IN THE POOL

Celebrating fifteen years of ADA Gallery in Richmond, Friday June 1st marked the beginning of a summer-long cumulative exhibition featuring former ADA artists and friends of ADA.


Artists in the June edition include:



Robert Otto Epstein
Yann Leto
Erik den Breejen
Amy Pleasant

Roberto Jamora
Patrick Thorne
Cameron Spratley

Ellington Braun
Nathan Tersteeg
Becky Brown
John Henry Blatter
Braxton Congrove

Brian Hubble
Eric Doeringer
Steven Little
JM Henry
Sophie Treppendahl
Kyle Falzone
Nikolas Goodich
Sean Samoheyl
Theresa Pfarr
Pinkney Herbert
Thomas J Condon
Jared Clark
Nick Fagan
Barbara Weissberger
Brian Novatny
Chris Musina
Langdon Graves

Roberto Jamora, Destination Wedding Revisited
oil and beeswax on canvas over panel, 2018





































Cameron Spratley, From the corner of my eye. The reaper. In all his glory.
mixed media, 2018



































Sophie Treppendahl, Cheeseburgers in Paradise, 30 x 22 inches, oil on paper, 2018




































Becky Brown, Shame Responsibility
acrylic on paper, 2018





























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NICK FAGAN : MUNDANE

NICK FAGAN : MUNDANE

ADA Gallery presented “Mundane,” a show of new paintings by artist, Nick Fagan, from Friday, May 4th through Saturday May 26th, 2018.


Gazer, latex on canvas, 20h x 16w x 1 1/2d in, 2018


"Transcendent experiences, meditative or catalyzed, serve as temporary solutions from the everyday routine—but not an escape.

Habits of ritual and routine more or less define the human experience. In our everyday lives, I have noticed that various exchanges and conversations can loop, presenting a sense of numbness, autonomy or disassociation from the real. In an attempt to break or transcend these rooted measures, we seek mind altering experiences like psychedelics or other forms of deep meditation to extend past a more-or-less bounded, corporeal reality. But when speaking of the artificial means to this journey, what happens when psychedelic trips are not insightful, are no longer revelatory, or perhaps nothing more than drug-induced illusions? A false sense of the profound manifests—what psychologists might call delusions of grandeur. This temporary shift of viewpoint and valuation thus defeats any attempt to escape.

These paintings function as a meeting point between escapism and the mundane. Hands or tumbling bodies emerge from these semi-psychedelic grounds, manifesting dystopian, mental environments. The muted pastel acid has become washed in the sun, appearing bitten by amorphous rays. Shapes spin and layer onto one another, insinuating a continuous cycle of flux and regurgitation."



Commerce, latex on canvas, 60h x 46w x 1 1/2d in, 2018

Nick Fagan received his  MFA in Sculpture + Extended Media from The Ohio State University in Columbus, OH and a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. Fagan has recently exhibited at Untitled Art Fair with ADA Gallery in Miami, FL, YARDS projects in Cleveland, OH and The Carnegie in Cincinnati, OH. He has also completed residencies at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, VT, the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in Madison, ME, as well as the Anderson Gallery in Richmond, VA. Starting June 2018, Fagan will embark on a summer ARC Residency in Chattanooga, TN.

exhibition dates May 4 - 26, 2018

gallery hours: Wednesday - Friday 12 - 5 pm and Saturday 12 - 4 pm


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Saturday, April 28, 2018

DEREK LARSON : CONVEYORS

ADA Gallery presents Conveyors, a solo show by artist Derek Larson. Larson’s combination of moving paintings, animations and prints will be on view from Friday, April 6th through Saturday, April 28th, 2018.

Conveyors is an exhibit by Derek Larson which features a series of motorized paintings, screen prints and digital animations that highlight factory conditions, the decline of shopping malls and the golden age of American animation.  Larson’s paintings are motorized with conveyor belts and rollers to move in front of and behind shaped paintings. The canvases move like the background of a traditional animation and suggest factory automation through their hardware and stripped down construction. Larson's animated series "Très Mall" is his first feature-length effort about three artists living in Savannah, Georgia. They encounter real-world writers in cameo appearances who discuss topics in activism, art, consumerism and the environment. The main character inherits a strip mall and his friends join in to witness a slow progression of misplaced ambitions and other hijinks. Accompanying the animation are Acrylic on dura-lar screen prints that mimic celluloid in traditional cel animations, acting as artifacts to Larson’s digitally made animation.

 Larson’s animation Très Mall will also be screening in NYC Times Square via Chashama, at Jepson Center Telfair Museum in Savannah, GA October-April and at Morris Museum in Augusta, GA in September. Larson will also be participating in the MASS MoCA Residency May-June, 2018.
Derek G. Larson received his MFA from the Yale School of Art and has participated in a number of national and international exhibitions and residencies. His first feature-length animation "Très Mall" will screen this summer in Times Square New York City and in the fall at the Jepson Telfair Museum in Savannah and Morris Museum in Augusta. He will continue working on this project through the summer as a resident of the MASS MoCA Residency. His work has been featured in ARTPULSE, Rhizome.org, Big Red & Shiny, Gizmodo, The Seattle Times and New American Paintings. With prior experience as a video editor at PBS, Larson's work combines animation and video with painting and performance, his current work explores science fiction, autoimmune diseases and malls.




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Friday, February 09, 2018

Pleased to announce ADA will be exhibiting at NADA NY 2018!

ADA will be presenting a solo booth of Bernard Martin's work at NADA NY 2018

 
With De Kooning, acrylic on canvas, 57 x 49 inches, 2016
 
Born in Ferrum, Virginia in 1935, Bernard Martin is professor emeritus of art at Virginia commonwealth University where he was the first chair of the Department of Painting and Printmaking from 1966-1999.  He has had numerous solo exhibitions throughout his multi-decade career, including three separate traveling shows of his work organized by the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, as well as two previous exhibitions at ADA Gallery.  His work has appeared in over 200 group shows nationally and internationally since 1965.  He has been the recipient of awards and grants including two Virginia Museum of Fine Arts and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship.  His work is to be found in a number of public collections - the National Collection of Art, Washington, DC, the Chrysler Museum, Norfolk,  Va, and the Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, Richmond, VA - as well as many corporate and private collections.  One such collector is his good friend Tom Robbins for whose novel, Skinny Legs and All, Martin did both the cover and interior illustrations. 

NADA New York
 
March 8–11, 2018

Skylight Clarkson Sq. 
550 Washington Street
New York, NY

VIP Preview by Invitation
 Thursday, March 8, 10am–2pm

Opening Preview by Invitation 
Thursday, March 8, 12–2pm

Open to the Public 
Thursday, March 8, 2–8pm


Friday, March 9 12–8pm

Saturday, March 10, 12–8pm

Sunday, March 11, 12–6pm 

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A Bigger Splash with Father, acrylic on canvas and panel, 63 x 49 x 3 inches, 2012