Monday, December 28, 2009 is up !

Kirsten has a new website! And to help it get up & running Google-style, I thought I better put up a post about it!
Also, this is the last week to see the show that she's in at ADA on Broad St.! Make an appointment or drop by the gallery on Thursday!

Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Vlad Smolkin at Ada Gallery

This piece by Vlad Smolkin is now showing at Ada Gallery on Broad Street. The show also included Kirsten Kindler and Jaime Bennati. All 3 artists work with cut paper, Vlad with postcards and Kirsten and Jaime with magazine paper. Come by and see "Function Construnction", up through the rest of the month!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Chris Verene at Scope Miami

This week, Ada is in Miami for the Scope Art Show. This is Chris Verene's The Last Time The Sisters Saw Their Father, released in 2009, from his "Galesburg" series. We have more new works by Chris in our booth and flat files, come by and see us at Scope Miami booth 330.

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Don Porcella @ ada gallery ( last week!)

Oh that smarts! "Nature Attacks", this nifty pipe cleaner sculpture by Don Porcella is on view with several others, as well as many of his encaustic paintings. Don shows this month (October 09) with Carly Haffner and Bryan Zanisnik.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Sugar Water by Sandra Luckett

Opening at the CACV in Virginia Beach this Thursday, "A Fluid Wilderness" by Sandra Luckett. Sugar Water, this beautiful egg sculpture measures 8' x 8'. Look inside the peephole and you'll find her beautiful little paper seascape. It's made of sequins, wood, glitter glue, flocking and ralph lauren paint. See some of Sandra's older work here....

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Friday, September 18, 2009

STATE FAIR is coming!!

Here are a few sights from last years Virginia State Fair. I can almost taste the grilled onions and watered down beer! Though I love the Best Uses of Duct Tape exhibit every year , The Demolition Derby is probably my favorite event. And, My teeth aren't their "whitest" but you won't catch me in that chair getting zapped! Aliens!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Sandra Luckett at CACV ( Va. Beach) this month!

THis is Sandra's promotional poster for her upcoming show at the Contemporary Art Center of Virginia in Virginia Beach.
It's going to be a great show with a slew of new works. THe show opens September 24th and runs through January 3rd.
see some of her old work at ada gallery's site here.
I will have photos from the show soon.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009

Another image from Love & Devotion

This piece Jared & I call the "stealth bomber"... it's actual name is IT ALL COMES TO A HEAD. Yummy, huh?

Monday, September 07, 2009

Jared Clark & Jeremy Drummond at ada gallery (SEPT 2009)

In the foreground, Love & Devotion Boat by Jared Clark. Jared came in on the chinatown bus and has created some great new pieces in the gallery this week. More images to follow soon! And Jeremy Drummond exhibits a newly mounted piece, South Dakota, which shows alongside several of his Street Sign works. Show runs through the month of September at our space on Broad Street. Call to make an appointment or drop by during gallery hours: Thurs & Friday noon - 5 , Saturday noon - 4. Or random hours when our new young resident artist is at the gallery.... look for open sign!

Tuesday, September 01, 2009


Drawing & Typing his way to fame, ABLE BROWN, Brooklyn's funniest park ranger was spotlighted in Sunday's New York Times for his work in FRENZ a group show curated by Will Oldham at Fleisher Ollman Gallery in Philadelphia. Show also includes Shary Boyle, Lori Damiano, Kyle Field, Jill Gallenstein, Sammy Harkham, Alan Licht, Ashley Macomber, Joanne Oldham, Leslie Shows and Spencer Sweeney.

Able took part in our CRUDE show, as well as, two of our Salon Selective exhibitions. Look for Able's work to re-appear in ADA gallery this year complete with a standup comedy performance.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Past goodies: George Kuchar and ADA gallery put on a show!

This is our invite for our show that George & I did at Scope New York this past March in NYC. George wants that pineapple cake sooo bad! Look for new work from George with ADA this year in Miami. Hint: Sexy! What ? You want to buy some now? Oh yeah
you do!!

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Tate Pray exhibits Chopping Wood Kit @ ADA

Above, Tate's Chopping Wood Kit. Tate Pray, Nathan Tersteeg & Jess Van Der Ahe exhibit artwork in Richmond through the month of August. Just a few days left in the show, please stop or email to make an appointment.

Sunday, August 16, 2009

Derick Melander in the NEW YORK TIMES today !!

This is so awesome that I've had to put this on both ada gallery blogs....
Derick Melander( exhibited with ADA gallery at Scope Miami last year and in Richmond this past May ) is currently exhibiting at the Katonah Museum of Art and has just been reviewed by the New York Times in The Style Section (print) and in The Moment (blog). Both reviews include a photo of Derick's piece, which is entitled: "Where do you Begin". This sculpture, nearly 12 feet tall, is comprised of carefully folded, women's clothing and dates back '03. Get there and see this piece !!! ( show ends October 4th ).

Other artists include: Ray Beldner, Sanford Biggers, Barbara Bloom, Louise Bourgeois, Maria Fernanda Cardoso, Nick Cave, Cat Chow, Sonya Clark, Willie Cole, Maureen Connor, E.V. Day, Mónica Girón, Guerra de la Paz, Joseph Havel, Oliver Herring, Bingyi Huang, Mella Jaarsma, Wang Jin, Rashid Johnson, Kate Kretz, Charles LeDray, Susie MacMurray, Derick Melander, Yael Mer, Farhad Moshiri, Luca Pizzaroni, Elaine Reichek, Freddie Robins, Zoë Sheehan Saldaña, Beverly Semmes, Judith Shea, Jean Shin, Mimi Smith, Susan Stockwell, Do-Ho Suh and Cheryl Yun.

Derick isn't just an amazingly original & talented artist ( & folder of clothes) but is the sweetest, most genuine guy this little blue planet has ever produced! Am I laying it on thick? If you've ever met Derick , you'll know that I'm not. check out his ADA gallery page here...

Saturday, August 15, 2009

ADA's RACHEL HAYES beautifies Manhattan Construction site!


"Re:Construction" is an installation art program turning construction sites into public art venues organized by the Downtown Alliance program. Above photos are from Rachel Hayes' installation " Rainbow Conversation". Rachel Hayes & Nina Bovasso, two artists that have shown at ADA GALLERY, are both projects presented by BravinLee programs.

Friday, August 14, 2009

Kirsten Kindler will be at Museum Bellerive in Zurich this fall!

ADA is so excited that our artist, Kirsten Kindler, has been included with the likes of Diana Cooper in an upcoming show titled, "Scherenschnitte – Kontur Pur ( Silhouettes – Pure Contour) " which runs from November 27 2009 – April 4 2010 at The Museum Bellerive in Zurich. Yea! 

about the Museum Bellerive: " As the home of the applied arts collection of the Zürich Museum of Design since 1968, Museum Bellerive has made an international name for itself as the leading Swiss museum of applied art - both in unique objects and limited series. A place of global communication, the Museum contributes to the intensive confrontation with contemporary currents in art and design through its exhibitions. Art handicrafts always form the main focus of the exhibitions, demonstrating the seismographic stocktaking of momentary conditions and the present relationship between art and design." 

If you're an ADA fan and you make it to the opening, I'll take you out for Raclette! We should probably have some beer too. seriously!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Morgan Herrin's latest work draws a crowd

Here's another image from our opening on June 5th at our space in downtown Richmond. We had a whole bunch of fun that night celebrating Morgan's recent wedding , his latest work (and it's sale!) and the 6th anniversary of our gallery.

Sarah Trigg : ongoing exhibit at ada

Sarah Trigg's shiny paintings are on view at ada gallery right now as part of an ongoing exhibition with fellow New York artist Derick Melander. Here are two new Trigg lovers admiring the sheen at our opening on June 5th.

Morgan Herrin Opening June 5th @ ada gallery

Richmond artists Bonnie Staley and Katie Baines at ada's opening June 5th for Morgan Herrin's latest wood sculpture.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Morgan Herrin debuts new sculpture @ ada gallery, June 2009

Here's an image of Morgan Herrin's new piece that will be exhibited in June at ADA gallery in Richmond, Va. Opening June 5th,6-8pm. Hope to see you there.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Derick Melander at ada gallery

Derick Melander exhibits this beautiful new work entitled UNIVERSAL SET at ADA gallery in Richmond (May 2009) Derick just finished showing at The Queens Museum and has some really great exhibits lined up for the near future.
ADA gallery presented Derick's piece, Flesh Of My Flesh, at Scope Miami 2008.


Ada gallery artist since 2003, Kirsten Kindler, joins in SUPERCELL, the stormy exhibit brought in by Sandra Luckett and fellow Squirrelly Girls. This show runs through May 2009. see current show here.

see Kindler's current art at here.

Sunday, May 10, 2009


Kristen Beal-DeGrandmont


California artist Josh Spahr teamed up w/ local resident & brother Matt to help create this show w/ Ryan O'Malley - who teaches at Davidson College in NC - in March of 2008. Stephen Hendee and Dominick Lombardi also had shows in the gallery that month.
see more at


This is a photo shot last year of Morgan Herrin's latest wood sculpture being made, this was somewhere in the middle stages of completion. The piece has been finished recently and already sold! We will be showing this new piece at the gallery on Broad Street, opening June 5, 2009. ADA gallery sold Morgan Herrin's first piece to cylclist and cancer advocate, Lance Armstrong . I'll put up a finished photo soon.

BARBARA WEISSBERGER at ada (march 20 - april 20, 2009)

This is one of Barbara's new collages that exhibited at ada last month, her show was titled MEATY PASTORALS. Barbara received a Guggenheim fellowship in 2007, has been a Heinz Foundation fellow at the Virginia Center for The Arts 05-07 and has had recent shows ADA gallery and DEAN PROJECTS (Long Island City).
We also showed some great hamburger watercolors last summer, though about american greed and the perpetually hungry Buddhist ghost, they went nicely w/ my free hot dog saturdays!

Thursday, March 26, 2009

UFO 907 & DOYLE at ada gallery (march 20-april20, 2009)

Mr. Williamsburg came to Virginia in the bottom of the Chinese bus, Doyle & JPL had it running for the first time at our opening on March 20. We don't have the ink flowing in this video.... I'll be uploading video from the opening soon. Come check out the show it's up at ada (at 228 broad street) now.