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Galleri Urbane presents Adam Hedley: "Unfamiliar Windows" opening reception

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Galleri Urbane will present "Unfamiliar Windows," an exhibition of artworks by Bristol-based artist Adam Hedley. For his first solo exhibition outside of the United Kingdom, Hedley presents an array of paintings produced over the past year.

When Hedley moved to Bristol in 2017, his painting practice became influenced by the liminal space of meditative looking. The local presence of limestone, eroded by eons of water and time is an apt metaphor to Hedley’s work. Associations from history, to painting, to archaeology join in this exhibition to express Hedley’s inspirations and inquiries into representation. It’s as if Hedley is less a manufacturer of images and more a conduit for paint to explore reverie.

In his Bristol studio, primed and stretched canvases are treated with washes of diluted paint that bloom and flow. Hedley’s response to their forms is intuitive, and continues in phases, wherein their sculptural qualities are allowed rather than imposed. These developments may be treated with glazes of uniform color to tame any details from becoming too prominent. The work, in its final form, exists as a whorl of time and form that is between realities. The result is a questioning of the production of an allegorical image, or the deployment of symbols to represent a codified message. With the exhibition of "Unfamiliar Windows," Hedley is continuing his exploration of painting through chance, using canvas as a sieve and color as sediment.

In "Unfamiliar Windows," there is no discrete representation, only suggestions. When looking into the portals of Hedley’s pseudo-abstractions, one might see things that aren’t quite there, like a dream that has yet to be interpreted. Hedley’s paintings are made of potential, amid an age where imaging is an industry of brute prescriptivism. Instead, Hedley is using the will of nature to complete its own projects.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through October 1.

Galleri Urbane will present "Unfamiliar Windows," an exhibition of artworks by Bristol-based artist Adam Hedley. For his first solo exhibition outside of the United Kingdom, Hedley presents an array of paintings produced over the past year.

When Hedley moved to Bristol in 2017, his painting practice became influenced by the liminal space of meditative looking. The local presence of limestone, eroded by eons of water and time is an apt metaphor to Hedley’s work. Associations from history, to painting, to archaeology join in this exhibition to express Hedley’s inspirations and inquiries into representation. It’s as if Hedley is less a manufacturer of images and more a conduit for paint to explore reverie.

In his Bristol studio, primed and stretched canvases are treated with washes of diluted paint that bloom and flow. Hedley’s response to their forms is intuitive, and continues in phases, wherein their sculptural qualities are allowed rather than imposed. These developments may be treated with glazes of uniform color to tame any details from becoming too prominent. The work, in its final form, exists as a whorl of time and form that is between realities. The result is a questioning of the production of an allegorical image, or the deployment of symbols to represent a codified message. With the exhibition of "Unfamiliar Windows," Hedley is continuing his exploration of painting through chance, using canvas as a sieve and color as sediment.

In "Unfamiliar Windows," there is no discrete representation, only suggestions. When looking into the portals of Hedley’s pseudo-abstractions, one might see things that aren’t quite there, like a dream that has yet to be interpreted. Hedley’s paintings are made of potential, amid an age where imaging is an industry of brute prescriptivism. Instead, Hedley is using the will of nature to complete its own projects.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through October 1.

Galleri Urbane will present "Unfamiliar Windows," an exhibition of artworks by Bristol-based artist Adam Hedley. For his first solo exhibition outside of the United Kingdom, Hedley presents an array of paintings produced over the past year.

When Hedley moved to Bristol in 2017, his painting practice became influenced by the liminal space of meditative looking. The local presence of limestone, eroded by eons of water and time is an apt metaphor to Hedley’s work. Associations from history, to painting, to archaeology join in this exhibition to express Hedley’s inspirations and inquiries into representation. It’s as if Hedley is less a manufacturer of images and more a conduit for paint to explore reverie.

In his Bristol studio, primed and stretched canvases are treated with washes of diluted paint that bloom and flow. Hedley’s response to their forms is intuitive, and continues in phases, wherein their sculptural qualities are allowed rather than imposed. These developments may be treated with glazes of uniform color to tame any details from becoming too prominent. The work, in its final form, exists as a whorl of time and form that is between realities. The result is a questioning of the production of an allegorical image, or the deployment of symbols to represent a codified message. With the exhibition of "Unfamiliar Windows," Hedley is continuing his exploration of painting through chance, using canvas as a sieve and color as sediment.

In "Unfamiliar Windows," there is no discrete representation, only suggestions. When looking into the portals of Hedley’s pseudo-abstractions, one might see things that aren’t quite there, like a dream that has yet to be interpreted. Hedley’s paintings are made of potential, amid an age where imaging is an industry of brute prescriptivism. Instead, Hedley is using the will of nature to complete its own projects.

Following the opening reception, the exhibit will be on view through October 1.

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WHERE

Galleri Urbane
2277 Monitor St.
Dallas, TX 75207
https://www.galleriurbane.com/adam-hedley

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