Portland based artist Adam Friedman (covered here) has an ongoing fascination with our universe which he explores in his psychedelic works. His art expands on broad themes centered on time and space and other natural phenomenon. Friedman goes “Into the Aether” with his latest solo exhibition, now on view at Mirus Gallery in San Francisco. His show presents a new series of acrylic and acrylic aerosol pieces on canvas, 3D paintings, and a new mural inside the gallery.
Last weekend, Portland-based artist Adam Friedman opened a solo show at San Francisco’s Eleanor Harwood Gallery titled “Space and Time, and Other Mysterious Aggregations.” Visually striking at a first glance, Friedman’s new collection of paintings apprehends heavy intellectual territory. By exploring geology through his psychedelic visions, Friedman seeks to create a picture of the Earth not centered around humans’ experience. He turns to rocks and other geological formations, unwrapping the Earth’s history from their intricate, ancient layers. Take a look at our exclusive opening night photos after the jump.
While most art forms tell stories about the world through humans’ point of view, Adam Friedman strives to distance himself from this perspective, acknowledging that the world is much larger than the human experience. Friedman creates surreal, kaleidoscopic landscapes based on geological formations. To Friedman, these rocks represent time capsules of the planet’s history. Adam Friedman has a solo show, “Space and Time, and Other Mysterious Aggregations,” opening on January 25 at Eleanor Harwood Gallery in San Francisco. For this show, Friedman created a series of hand-painted acrylic and mixed-media works and 3D paintings that depart from his previous approach, which mixed painting, photo transfer and screen printing. Take a look at our preview of “Space and Time, and Other Mysterious Aggregations,” images courtesy of Eleanor Harwood Gallery, after the jump.
Geology may not excite most people, but mixed-media artist Adam Friedman finds philosophical meaning and dramatic narratives in the Earth’s natural processes. Displaying rough rocks, delicate crystals and turbulent waters, his works revel in the geological processes that defy human control. Friedman uses a combination of printmaking, painting and collage techniques to create his symmetrical, highly manipulated visions of rocks with strong design elements. Take a look at some images courtesy of the artist.
Here’s a riddle for you: how do photos of something as transitory as youth culture stay relevant long past their era? How do they keep inspiring; how do they endure past the youth of their own subjects, become something other than charming relics, a faded tattoo from another lifetime?
The answer is Glen Friedman. Driven by a notion of personal responsibility, a commitment to his art form and the unrelenting passion of a true fan, Friedman has brought us some of the most iconic photos from the skateboarding, punk rock and hip hop worlds.
But his photos do more than document moments in the genesis of now-ubiquitous subcultures. Need proof? Fuck You All, a traveling exhibition of Friedman’s work, is now in its 13th year, and features photos up to 30 years old. The show recently came to San Francisco and drew as big a crowd as any contemporary art opening.
We recently caught up with Friedman to discuss his prolific career, the ideals that motivate him and the movements that inspire him. We also talk about both his collaboration with Shepard Fairey, and how his photos have changed over time.
This is part one of a two-part interview by Hi-Fructose correspondent Lauren Quinn.
The number of events cashing in on Miami Art Week was extensive and impossible to list, but one that stood out was Sarah Potter and Hannah Stouffer’s prismatic “IRIDESCENCE” exhibit. The show took place in the 3rd floor Gallery at the Shore Club South Beach, where a friendly mermaid in the lobby pointed you to a futuristic installation featuring international artists including Justin Lovato, Adam Friedman, Lala Abaddon, Francesco Locastro, Gustavo Torres (KidMoGraph), Ultramajic, Jose Di Gregorio, Jonny Alexander, and Hilary White.