Wednesday, March 20, 2013

MORGAN HERRIN | OLOGY , OPENS APRIL 5, 2013 AT ADA GALLERY

MORGAN HERRIN | OLOGY
ADA GALLERY, APRIL 2-28, 2013
OPENS FRIDAY APRIL 5, 2013

Morgan Herrin is an artist with an extensive background in wood crafting and carpentry that unites a deep understanding and appreciation of the properties and materiality of wood with a fascination for the human form. His works have utilized wood to mimic materials ranging from the hard surfaces of iron, copper, and bronze, to the more delicate and fragile organic shapes found in nature, from plant and moss forms to bone and skin. In this new exhibition of his work, he takes as his subject the remains of the Ice Man (or "Oetzi" as scientists named him), the mummified 5,300-year-old man that was discovered in 1991 in the Eastern Alps near the border between Austria and Italy startlingly well preserved in the ice, as if thousands of years had not passed. The sculpture, in a similarly vivid fashion, is an astonishing, frighteningly lifelike image of our ancestral past captured in an almost dancing gesture, as if frozen in time for all of eternity to witness.


In his previous work, Herrin created works that harkened back to classical sculpture, using as his primary medium standardized dimensional lumber-planed wood with a smooth finish prepared primarily for commercial construction purposes. His newest work utilizes found, aged lumber, which allows for a rougher, weathered appearance and the qualities of a grittier realism, aligning perfectly with his current subject matter.

 Born in Dallas, Morgan Herrin earned a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU)  in 2002 and an MFA in Sculpture in 2005 from Ohio State University in Columbus OH. His work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United States, most recently at Mulherin + Pollard in New York City, as well as art fairs with ADA Gallery in Miami and New York City. Herrin lives and works in Richmond, VA, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University.  




Tuesday, March 05, 2013

JARED CLARK & ADA GALLERY AT VOLTA NY


New work by Jared Clark will be presented by ADA gallery at this years
VOLTA NY art fair to be held at 82 Mercer St. at Spring.
Show runs Thursday March 7 - Sunday March 10, 2013


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Friday, March 01, 2013

GRID / GRAPH @ Mulherin + Pollard (ADA's NYC sister gallery)

GRID / GRAPH
MICHELLE FORSTYTH - ALEX KVARES - CRISTINA DEL CAMPO
ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN - CHRIS WATTS


GRID/ GRAPH features artists that share an interest in utilizing the graph and the grid as the basis and means for exploring the intricate visual possibilities of line, pattern, and form and the disparate contexts and resonances they can carry, from the personal to the historical.

exhibition dates: February 28 - March 31, 2013
gallery hours this month: Tuesday - Saturday 12-5pm