ADAM FRIEDMAN

CRUMBLING CASTLES

EXHIBITION DATES: JULY 6 - 28, 2018

 

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ADAM FRIEDMAN

Crumbling Castles

acrylic, modeling compound, pumice, aerosol, and wood on panel

18.5 x 23 inches

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ADAM FRIEDMAN

West

acrylic, modeling compound, pumice, aerosol, and wood on panel

24 x 23.5 inches

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ADAM FRIEDMAN

Sacrament

acrylic, modeling compound, pumice, aerosol, and canvas over panel in artist frame

20 x 20 inches (21.5 x 21.5 inches)

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This July, Stephanie Chefas Projects is delighted to present artist Adam Friedman in the Gallery Annex with 'Crumbling Castles'. Employing thick textures, wild patterns, and stark color against a brilliant expanse, the artist continues to put a mystical spin on natural environments. Friedman remains a master of color, pattern, object, and space, even while exploring new terrain.

Now more focused on America than ever before, Friedman makes direct nods to local architecture and style in his latest work. Along similar lines, he combines his American romantic influences with a stark, brutal and even desperate reality. Visions of stucco and brick coincide with his airy, majestic landscapes, bringing the viewer from heaven to earth and back again in a matter of seconds. As a result, each piece is both magical in scope and grounded in execution, incorporating themes of technology, politics, environment, and spirituality alike. There is no direct reference to be made--the fluid duality of these seemingly disparate concepts speaks volumes on its own. America is all of these things, and so is Friedman's output. 

The opening reception for 'Crumbling Castles' will be held at Stephanie Chefas Projects on Friday, July 6th from 7-10pm. Stephanie Chefas Projects is located in Portland, Oregon at 305 SE 3rd Avenue on the second floor of the Urban Row building. The exhibition will be on view through July 28th, 2018 and is free and open to the public.