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Opening for David Adams at Gallery 125
July 5, 2014 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
British-born East End resident David Adams is an artist, poet, social activist, former gallerist (Vision Gallery, Brooklyn), and master mason.
Using house paint abandoned at construction sites, Adams spins paint from punctured cans hung from specially constructed tripods above found tarps and other reclaimed materials. Like the path of a plumb-bob set in motion or a Foucault pendulum, the paint automatically forms progressively layered ellipses on the horizontal tarps.
The process involves many different types of throws as well as a sense of geometry not unlike the precision and accuracy required to master billiards.
Adams has also started to use multiple cans of paint simultaneously spinning and oscillating in order to create monumental, complex works.
His long works can be stretched to shorter lengths or broken up into triptychs.
An artist reception will be held on Saturday, July 5 from 6 to 8 p.m.