Wednesday, December 31, 2008
Another throw back from ADA gallery's time machine... David Byrne stopped by my booth at Scope Miami back in December of 2006. In the background of the photo is Shannon Wright's miracle healing Kidney / Urinary tract wallpaper and other works. He seemed to really like a piece by Sandra Luckett, which was a record player w/ a disco ball and a forest of winterized trees that spun around and made a shiny version of the Northern Lights on the wall.
I been in love w/ the Talking Heads & DB's work since I was in middle school. Talking Heads 77 is one of the best records ever. And He came by ADA gallery again at Scope New York 2007 with friend Cindy Sherman , who bought a piece !! I swear I was oh-so-close to simultaneously passing out & crying upon two of my heroes.
Thursday, December 11, 2008
This is the original drawing created by SHANNON WRIGHT which showed in our booth at SCOPE MIAMI 08. It is based on Afghan war rugs and in the tread of the tire she immortalizes both the victims and the victimizers of the war in Afghanistan. We also had a tire "re-tread" which was a hand poured rubber piece made from the drawing. And we found a tire re-treader who will be helping us finish off the piece with full scale tires. For info contact ada gallery, firstname.lastname@example.org
FLESH OF MY FLESH, 2008. About 2,600 articles of clothing form this amazingly beautiful piece by Queens, NY resident Derick Melander. ADA was supposed to show this piece in November in Richmond... when I (ada) got sick and couldn't pull off the van w/ 800 lbs. of clothes... so SCOPE made this a special project space piece and put it right as you walked in the door. It was a hit.
Curator Robert Curcio introduced ADA to Ginna Triplett and her wonderful drawings a few years ago. She joins quite a cast of characters this month for the CRUDE show. Crude = raw for some of these artists.. Crude = naughty or grotesque for some of these artists ...
Also this month at ADA, Salon Selectives III,
a group show of some elegant artists and a mish mash of ada art & artists. Dont' miss.
show runs through mid-january. OPENS SATURDAY DEC.13 , 7-10 pm.