Monday, November 06, 2017

CATS ! CATS ! CATS !! NOW @ ADA GALLERY : JARED CLARK, KITSCHBILD: CAT CAKE

Jared Clark, Kitschbild: Cat Cake, 15x16x8, found ceramics, PC-11, epoxy resin, 2015

Jared Clark, Kitschbild: Cat Cake, 15x16x8, found ceramics, PC-11, epoxy resin, 2015


KITSCHBILD : CAT CAKE
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Sunday, November 05, 2017

BILDER BILDET , new work by JARED CLARK

ADA GALLERY PRESENTS: 
Jared Clark, Bilder Bildet
For the past decade, Jared Lindsay Clark has been creating assemblages that blur the line between painting and sculpture. Clark’s primary materials are ordinary objects, ranging from detritus to collectables, such as cardboard boxes, discarded refrigerators, and paintings by amateur artists. Clark maintains a broad collection of these objects that he finds in dumpsters, thrift stores, and yard sales. He then binds them together in assemblages that vary in scale and shape. Clark’s fundamental objective is creating hybrids of two- and three-dimensional art by playing with the tensions between volumetric forms and flat surfaces, abstraction and representation, as well as modernist theory and postmodern pastiche.


In Clark’s first solo exhibition since 2014's Hard Candy at ADA Gallery, Jared returns with a selection of recent kitschbilds and new paintings. Kitschbild is Clark’s compound term for his assemblages, combining the words kitsch, describing popular, lowbrow, and often cheaply constructed items, and bild, the German word for painting (Clark playfully engages in further word play, as the word bild is pronounced the same as the English word build, reinforcing the artist’s interest in blurring the characteristics of painting and sculpture). In the kitschbilds, Clark uses pigmented resin to fill and bind the occasional sea shell and ceramic cookie jar with human and animal figurines. The resin adheres the objects into clusters with solid planes of color visible from underneath. The resulting sculptures have a “front,” a viewing point from which they appear to be flat as to be read as two-dimensional objects, akin to paintings. However, views from the sides and back reveal a mixture of unexpected materials as well as the dripped and pooled resin binders that hint at the process of their assembly.
The exhibition will also debut new oil paintings and gouaches, which represent Clark’s first return to painting since his undergraduate studies fifteen years ago. The paintings depict abstract geometric and biomorphic shapes reminiscent of mid-twentieth century modernism. Although generally flat in their appearance, when considered in relation to Clark’s assemblages, their compositions begin to suggest oblique views of more volumetric shapes.
exhibition dates: November 3 - 25, 2017 









Jared Clark earned a MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, Virginia and holds a BFA from Brigham Young University, Provo, UT. His work has appeared in exhibitions throughout the United States including solo shows at the Utah Museum of Contemporary Art, Salt Lake City, UT in the winter of 2011; the Virginia Museum of Contemporary Art in the spring of 2012, and at the VOLTA Art Fair in New York City in March 2013. He has participated in residencies at the Kompact Living Space, Berlin, Germany (2008); Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, VT (2007); Art Omi, Omi, NY (2007), and was the recipient of numerous fellowships from the Virginia Museum (2006), the Dedalus Foundation, NY (2007), the Vermont Studio Center (2007), and the Utah Arts Council (2012).  In the collection of Bill & Pam Royall, Cindy Sherman to name a few. 


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Thursday, October 26, 2017

BARBARA WEISSBERGER, THIS IS NOT A SOCK | OCTOBER 2017







LAST WEEKEND  at ADA GALLERY

RICHMOND VIRGINIA

NOW THROUGH OCT. 28

BARBARA WEISSBERGER

THIS IS NOT A SOCK  






ADA Gallery presents, “THIS IS NOT A SOCK”, a solo exhibition of photographs and objects by Barbara Weissberger. Opening Friday October 6th, 2017 and on view until October 28, 2017. 
Weissberger’s playful photographs step over the edge of the image and onto the frame or onto the wall with paint, plaster and sculpture extruding like the limb of a hidden character. She explores materials in a way that reveals a quirky fascination with the containers that frame our lives: cardboard, packing materials, tape. Within the temporary studio installations she photographs she frequently places cutout shapes in the foreground. As the viewer looks through the cutouts negative spaces unhinge and appear as objects. Weissberger says, “I invite the viewer to be an active participant in dealing with illusion and the anxieties that arise from parsing the ambiguous picture.”
Each piece embodies the way humans identify with the objects that we consume. Weissberger tips a hat to Rene Magritte with the title of her exhibition and explores what Magritte also grappled with, “the ascendancy of poetry over painting”: however for Weissberger, the power struggle is perhaps with the lens instead of the brush. For her, the ability for photography to capture the banality of life through the lens of fickle humor creates a delightful show that obfuscates the obsessive culture in which we are brooding.
Barbara Weissberger divides her time between Pittsburgh and New York. Weissberger is a Guggenheim Fellow and is a fellow from Yaddo, VCCA, Hambidge, and MacDowell. She has shown extensively throughout the United States, including exhibitions with SPACE Gallery, Pittsburgh, The Drawing Center, New York, Photoville in DUMBO, and with ADA Gallery.

exhibition dates: October 6 through 28, 2017

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Saturday, June 10, 2017

DUSK now @the_ada_gallery through July 1, 2017

DUSK : featuring work by Theresa Pfarr, Cameron Spratley, Steven Roebuck, Kirsten Kindler, Rob Lee, Brian Novatny, Alison Brady, Nathan Tersteeg, Ricardo Vicente Jose Ruiz, Bruce Wilhelm, Bernard Martin, Alex Kvares, Tom Condon 

now through July 1, 2017

Bruce Wilhelm, The Big Ship, acrylic on canvas, 66 1/2 x 54 inches, 2017, $5000



Cameron Spratley, Therapist Painting, acrylic, digital image transfer, colored pencil, rhinestones, and collage
on canvas, 72 x 64 inches, 2016, $2000

Monday, May 01, 2017

Brian Novatny- This Must Be The Place- ADA Gallery 2017

                                            Untitled 2, 34 x 36 inches, oil on canvas, 2017
                                             Untitled 3, 38 x 34 inches, oil on canvas, 2017
                                             Untitled 8, 34 x 30 inches, oil on canvas, 2017



Thaddeus Lacrette- The Imagination of King Seppy The African- ADA Gallery 2017