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Holly Johnson Gallery presents John Adelman: "Yes, that might work..." opening reception

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Image courtesy of John Adelman

Holly Johnson Gallery presents the opening of, "Yes, that might work…," an exhibition of recent ink on canvas and paper works by John Adelman. This marks Adelman's the sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Adelman’s artistic skills illustrate a wide range of formal approaches through which he follows a strict set of rules to achieve his pictorial goals. This might be regarded as conceptualist process, but the result of his meticulous technique feels more important than the actions used to complete the pieces. He repeatedly uses text and certain shapes like nails or twigs traced on the surface while taking a tally.

Diverse in scale, subject, and resources, and created in a formula driven manner the works are executed in ink, and the excessive layering of it produces luxuriant surfaces transcending the utilitarian material. His drawings expand the possibilities of the medium through these challenging twists and turns that are surprising and mysterious. His work could easily be overly simplified if it weren't for the understated beauty in the results.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through March 19.

Holly Johnson Gallery presents the opening of, "Yes, that might work…," an exhibition of recent ink on canvas and paper works by John Adelman. This marks Adelman's the sixth solo exhibition with the gallery.

Adelman’s artistic skills illustrate a wide range of formal approaches through which he follows a strict set of rules to achieve his pictorial goals. This might be regarded as conceptualist process, but the result of his meticulous technique feels more important than the actions used to complete the pieces. He repeatedly uses text and certain shapes like nails or twigs traced on the surface while taking a tally.

Diverse in scale, subject, and resources, and created in a formula driven manner the works are executed in ink, and the excessive layering of it produces luxuriant surfaces transcending the utilitarian material. His drawings expand the possibilities of the medium through these challenging twists and turns that are surprising and mysterious. His work could easily be overly simplified if it weren't for the understated beauty in the results.

Following the opening reception, the exhibition will be on display through March 19.

WHEN

WHERE

Holly Johnson Gallery
1845 E Levee St #100, Dallas, TX 75207, USA
https://www.hollyjohnsongallery.com/exhibition/162/

TICKET INFO

Admission is free.

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