Thoughts from my studio about artwork; new pieces as well as those things that have have remained hidden in my flat file...

Friday, March 26, 2010

Bill Solomon and John M. Adams performing Ghost Music, 03-15-2010

I posted video stills from the Ghost Music recording session at the Arlington Arts Center last week. Peruse my website here.

Monday, March 22, 2010

Site-Specific Drawing at the Adam Lister Gallery

This is one view of the site-specific drawing "Relentless Continuity 3/1/2010-3/11/2010" at the Adam Lister Gallery. The drawing wraps 360 degrees around the column, never allowing the viewer to see the entire drawing at once. Like most of my site-specific drawings it will also be destroyed at the end of the exhibition period (Currently the drawing will be on view for the current exhibition and perhaps extended into the next exhibition). Its about 8'x2'x2' and was executed with graphite. See more site specific drawings here.

Pardon the snapshot, proper high quality documentation coming later.

Drawings, Drawings, Drawings...

Drawing, drawing, drawing, drawing, and lots of it. That's what I've been up to in the studio and around town (Adam Lister Gallery, Ghost Music recording at the AAC). Here are some of the latest things from the last two weeks brewing in my studio. Pardon the poor quality photos, they were shot with my point and shoot camera.

Above is the start of a graphite drawing on a new surface - formica counter top - a new surface I am exploring for temporal site specific drawings, perhaps a whole room of this things is something I'm thinking about...

Here is the finished drawing. It no longer exists, I'm the only one who ever saw the actual piece... in the true spirit of most of my site-specific drawings I destroyed it. I washed it right off.

This is the beginning of another drawing, this one yupo mounted on a table top.

The finished drawing installed with some paintings in progress at my studio. This drawing was not destroyed and is available.

A detail from the above drawing.

More to come soon....

Solo Show Booked for November/December 2010

I just confirmed an unsolicited solo show at the Athenaeum in Alexandria, VA for November/December. Look for some paintings in new formats....

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Recording "Ghost Music" at the AAC

Me on the left, Devan on the right.

Bill's set up and Bill in the background shooting a photo of the drawing I made during the performance.

The drawing, I think some of my warm ups were better, but I got a good feel of how it should progress and the timing, it will be much better next time, but this wasn't bad.

Disclaimer: I've got a ton of snapshots of several new drawings (including this shoot and my site-specific drawing at the Adam Lister Gallery) but my camera is at my studio, which has no internet access - so I'll post them this weekend after getting to the studio tomorrow.

In the mean time, here are some photos that Matt shot after the performance.

Monday I recorded the first live performance of "Ghost Music" with Matt Sargent and Bill Solomon (Hartford, CT). Devan Mulvaney (Brooklyn, NY) was our vidoegrapher. After 1.5 years of development and planning, it was the first time we got to be in the same space and work it all out. Matt composed a minimal percussive score, Bill performed it and I made a drawing inspired by the auditory stimulus as the 50+ minute piece developed. Matt, Bill and I have been just working together via email all of this time, I've talked to Matt in person one time before, at the opening for Artomatic 2009, where we had a collaborative piece installed. Bill and I had never met, and I must say it was great to play/draw with him - he's a real pro - and Matt did a great job recording and managing the sound recording. Devan shot the whole thing and is putting together a short video of the piece, can't wait to see it.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Meeting with International Curator Vjera Borozan

Next Friday I am one of seven Washington Project For the Arts artists that will meet with international curator Vjera Borozan, currently a resident of the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, NY, to discuss my work and her projects. Its a great opportunity. Read more about it here.

Sunday, March 7, 2010

In Progress: Site-Specific Drawing At Adam Lister Gallery

I'm currently creating a site-specific drawing at the Adam Lister Gallery in Fairfax, VA. I hope to see you at the opening this Friday, March 12 2010 from 6-9pm. Press release for the exhibition "Unforgettable" is below:

Fairfax Village Plaza
3995 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030


Group Show
Mar.12-Apr.18, 2010
opening reception:
Friday March 12, 6-9pm

The Adam Lister Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of "Unforgettable". This is a group exhibition featuring artwork that addresses ideas and concepts that have to do with time. As a practical matter, clocks and calendars regulate everyday life. Yet at the most primitive level, human awareness of time is simply the ability to distinguish which of any two events is earlier and which is later. We live in a reality that is dependent on measurements. Across all aspects of life, we measure quantities, weights, speeds, temperatures, sounds and times, constantly comparing one thing to another.

The concept of time can be discussed on several different levels: physical, psychological, philosophical, scientific, and biological. Every moment there has ever been and ever will be, every object, every thought and feeling, and every action and reaction all make up our own individual perceptions of time. The way the same subway ride can feel like no time at all one day, and seem to take forever another day, the speed of time is due to our reading of a sequence of events. The artwork in "Unforgettable", deals with natural human obsessions surrounding life, death, age, memory, structure, order, and freedom.

Artists: Diana Adams, John M. Adams, Susan Brown, Deborah Burdin, Sarah Burton, Donna Glubo Schwartz, Landon Jones, Adam Lister, Robbie Namy, Stephanie Rivers, Jamin Sheard, Chris Wise

For more info contact Gallery Director : Adam Lister
T# 646.263.7305
Fairfax Village Plaza
3995 Chain Bridge Road
Fairfax, VA 22030