Wednesday, May 30, 2012

Blaque Lyte Headed to Richmond Virginia JUNE 9th!!

Chris Kerr & Paul Nudd have curated an amazing black light art show, BLAQUE LYTE RICHMO',
which is headed our way after a wonderful exhibit at The Hyde Park Art Center in Chicago.

JUNE 9, 2012 ( 6-9 pm)  at Ada Gallery, 228 West Broad Street, Richmond, Va.
( this poster says 1-6, so we'll probably be there then too!!)

Artists: Hanna Andersson, Mike Andrews, Able Brown, Lilli Carré, Bruce Conkle, Anya Davidson, Jo Dery, Michael Dumontier, Edie Fake, Neil Farber, Casey William Farnum, Sanya Glisic, Leif Goldberg, Keith Herzik, Brandon Heuser, Céline Hudréaux, Laurent Impeduglia, Klara Kristalova, Eric Lebofsky, David Leggett, Thomas Mazzarella, Benton Moss, Joakim Ojanen, Onsmith, Paintallica, Kristen Romaniszak, Marie Rosen, DeeDee Scacci, Seth Scriver, David Shrigley, Edra Soto, Ben Stone, Michael Swaney, Giselind von Wurmb, Michelle Wasson, Andrew Jeffrey Wright
poster by Keith Herzik

Sunday, May 27, 2012

Bernard Martin's FROM THE LANDFILLS OF MY MIND at ADA through June 2, 2012

In his large-scale oil and acrylic paintings, Martin juxtaposes recreations of the magazine and comic book covers of his youth with images drawn from art historical and literary sources, creating a dialogue across the lines of high art and pop culture in which one picture plays off another, extending and complicating their possible meanings and suggesting rich levels of complexity not overtly discernible or inherent in each image alone.

Martin, 76, is a Professor Emeritus at Virginia Commonwealth University where he taught from 1962–92 and was the First Chairman of the Painting & Printmaking Department from 1967–69. 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 (in 1973–74; 1975–76; and 1996–97), and a previous show at ADA Gallery (2010). His work has also appeared in over 200 group shows nationally and internationally since 1969. He has been the recipient of numerous awards and grants including two Virginia Museum of Fine Arts Fellowships and a National Endowment for the Arts Visual Arts Fellowship (1995).

Martin lives and works in Richmond, VA

now through June 2, 2012 at ADA GALLERY, RICHMOND


new paintings by JASON STARKIE

Falling Apart Together 

Starkie’s large-scale acrylic paintings are constructed images of every day objects, fragments of remembered street signs, old furniture, and assorted ephemera that float in a collision of forms and planes merged onto the flat compositional space of the canvas. His works deploy the conventions and strategies of collage within the medium of pure painting, emphasizing the physicality of paint and the gestural nature of forms and objects in the world around us which he untethers from the spatial logics of the real world and affixes into his own vivid new realizations.

Starkie was born in Pullman, WA, in 1969 and studied at the San Francisco Art Institute from 1987–91. Since then he has exhibited in galleries in cities all around the United States as well as abroad in Europe. He was previously featured at ADA Gallery in a solo exhibition in the summer of 2011. He divides his time between his painting studios in Seattle and New York, maintaining his artistic practice as well as a carpentry and woodworking practice alongside a professional violinmaker in Paris.
now through June 2, 2012 at ADA GALLERY, RVa

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Matthew Fisher, "Asea Aloof", Closing May 27th at Mulherin + Pollard

Last Week at Mulherin + Pollard for
 Matthew Fisher
 Asea, Aloof

so please stop by!

13" x 18"
acrylic on canvas

The Flatlands
19" x 23"
acrylic on canvas

Hero's Exit
19" x 15"
acrylic on canvas

Little Mother
13" x 16"
acrylic on canvas


Mulherin + Pollard is pleased to present "Asea, Aloof," an exhibition of recent paintings and drawings by Matthew Fisher. Fisher is a Brooklyn, NY-based artist who makes stylized paintings that utilize symbolic placement, pattern, line, and a sense of the lasting touch of man on landscapes that reference universal timing, placement, and a frozen sense of now.

Fisher's latest works depict the sea as a contemplative space detached from human presence and often from any sense of land itself as well. Here, narrative is replaced by a concern with the quieter drama of the sea itself-the motion of its ripples, the fleeting nature of its form and appearance, and its interactions and relationship with light, space, the drifting clouds, and the passing of time.

Fisher was educated at the Columbus College of Art and Design and received his MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2000. He has had numerous solo exhibitions including at Heskin Contemporary, New York (2010); RARE Gallery, New York (2009); ADA Gallery, Richmond, VA (2009 and 2006); and the University of the Arts, Philadelphia, PA (2006); and has shown extensively in group exhibitions in the United States and abroad. He was awarded a Fellowship in Painting from the New York Foundation for the Arts in 2010..

Sin Titulo, Cliff Hengst & Scott Hewicker, April 26–May 27, 2012

Hope you can make it to Mulherin + Pollard this week


an exhibition of paintings & works on paper
by San Francisco artists


In Sin Titulo, San Francisco artists Scott Hewicker and Clifford Hengst explore the nether worlds between sublime mystery and lurid banality. In drawing, painting, videos and performance, both artists mine sparsely populated interiors and haunted objects that reflect on the anticipatory charge of discreet physical contact through experience, memory, and fantasy.

Hengst's watercolor and ink paintings on paper are based on dim light and shadows, and places people hide themselves both physically and emotionally. He investigates the darkness and mundane allure of anonymous settings and the strange and silent waiting game of boredom and promise.

Hewicker's acrylic on canvas paintings take on a wide breadth of subject and styles from muted objects and abstracted figurations, to blurry landscapes and soft focus interiors. His new paintings concentrate on the empty low-resolution environments of bedrooms, bathrooms and various public and outdoor spaces emphasizing a compulsive ambiguity between public and private.

Cliff Hengst has shown at Gallery 16, SF; Mariella Arts, Milan; Test-Site, Austin,  TX; Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, SF; Second Floor Projects, SF, and LACE, LA.
Scott Hewicker has shown at Jack Hanley Gallery, SF; Galleri Christina Wilson, Copenhagen; Deitch Projects NY, University Art Museum, Berkeley, CA; New Image Arts, LA and Second Floor Projects, SF. He co-curated the exhibition, Hauntology at the Berkeley Art Museum with Lawrence Rinder in 2010.

Hengst and Hewicker will collaborate on a performance piece during the opening. They have previously collaborated together for the book, Good Times, Bad Trips published by Gallery 16 Editions in 2007.