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Friday, January 28, 2011

"Efflux" : Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery


"Efflux" by John M. Adams at the Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

Efflux: John M. Adams

ef·flux [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.

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"Efflux" detail
"Efflux" January 14 - 6pm February 15, 2011 (on view 24 hours a day)

"Adams' work straddles the domains of performance and installation art; his drawings are designed and created specific for their space, and immediately destroyed at the close of the exhibition. The feathery line-quality of his graphite drawings evoke plumes of smoke, equally transitory and in keeping with the larger work's momentary existence. Alongside the installation's gestural work will also be a monitor looping footage of Adams creating the piece itself. Together Efflux's components offer a metaphor for evolution - moving the viewer through creation, existence, and eventual destruction."

-Brooke Seidelmann, Gallery Director, Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery

Joan Hisaoka Healing Arts Gallery at Smith Farm Center

1632 U St NW

Washington, DC 20009


Additional Exhibitions

"Finding Zero" - Solo Exhibition
January 6-February 27, 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.


201 Prince Street

Alexandria, VA 22314



"Like Nowhere I've Been:

Landscapes de un Sueno"

March 5 - April 23, 2011

This two person exhibition features large scale ethereal graphite drawings from

John M. Adams and Mark Parascandola's

photographs of abandoned "Spaghetti Western" stage sets in the Spanish desert.

Curated by Eric Hope.

Evolve Urban Arts Project

1375 Maryland Avenue NE

Washington, DC 20002


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