PAUL SWENBECK AND JOY FEASLEY
June 7-July 20, 2013
Adams and Ollman presents Moons of a Dewdrop, a collaborative installation by Paul Swenbeck and Joy Feasley, on view from June 7 through July 20, 2013. With shared interests in geology, magic, science fiction, and fringe belief systems, Swenbeck and Feasley experiment across a variety of media. Together the pair creates an otherworldly experience that is rooted in art history as well as craft and folk traditions.
Central to the exhibition will be a crystalline geometric form that will house clay, wire, resin, and glass sculptures that suggest a ceremonial function. A selection of paintings influenced by science fiction illustrations and Romantic landscape paintings will also be on view. Typical subject matter like trees, sunsets, and waves give way to neon mountains and hot pink skies, describing a mood and capturing the invisible. Ceramic works in the exhibition are inspired by Neolithic ritual objects, fossil forms, and Jōmon pottery, as well as the Japanese concept of wabi-sabi, which celebrates the imperfect and irregular. Also on view will be photographic prints that are made using a prism and that reveal apparitions, disjunctures, time warps and other things unseen in the landscape. Together, the artists’ work forms a supernatural cabinet of curiosities.
JENNIFER LEVONIAN AND PEARL BLAUVELT
July 26-August 30, 2013
EUGENE VON BRUENCHENHEIN
October 4-November 9, 2013
November 15-December 21, 2013