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Thursday, December 30, 2010

Prepping for "Finding Zero"

I deliver the paintings Sunday to the Athenaeum for my solo "Finding Zero". Still plenty to do in the meantime - finishing the cold wax varnish on the newest paintings, paintings edges and backs, packing, inventory - tweaking the artist statement and assigning titles from the pages of gibberish in my sketchbook - drinking too much coffee - this is going to be a great show....

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Happy Holidays! Its been a productive fall and summer so why not start 2011 off with two exhibitions of my new work: a third to begin in March. I hope to see you at the "Finding Zero" opening reception on January 9, 2011 from 4-6pm. More details below....
"Finding Zero"
at The Athenaeum
Solo Exhibition: January 6, 2011 - February 26, 2011

John M. Adams' paintings represent the process of grasping at that which is transient and ephemeral. Adams' adventures canoeing down rivers, traversing mountains, and navigating urban jungles inform their visual language. His perceptions of these experiences remain ambiguously familiar and appear if not in the composition of the work, then in the process. More info here.Opening Reception: 4-6pm, January 9, 2011

201 Prince Street
Alexandria, VA 22314

"Efflux" at Smith Farm Healing Arts Gallery
Solo Drawing Installation: January 11 - January 31, 2011

ef·flux /ˈɛflʌks/ [ef-luhks] -noun
1. outward flow, as of water.
2. something that flows out; effluence.
3. a passing or lapse of time.
4. a passing away; expiration; ending.

This graphite drawing has been created specifically for the site, and will be destroyed at the close of the exhibition. It will be on display 24 hours a day for three weeks in the window of the gallery while the main gallery space is under construction. A video documenting the creation of the drawing will accompany the installation. More info here.

1632 U St NW
Washington, DC 20009
"Like Nowhere I've Been" at Evolve
Two Person Exhibition:
March 5, 2011 - April 23, 2011

Evolve Urban Arts Project presents "Like Nowhere I've Been: Landscapes de un Sueno". This two person exhibition features the large scale ethereal graphite drawings of John M. Adams and Mark Parascandola's photographs of abandoned "Spaghetti Western" stage sets in the Spanish desert. Curated by Eric Hope. More info here.

1375 Maryland Avenue NE
Washington, DC 20002

As always, thank you for your interest and support, I look forward to seeing you soon at one of the exhibitions. If you would like to schedule a studio visit, send me an email.


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