"COOL" Summer Invitational Exhibition

George Adams Gallery

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Summer in the city: typically 95 degrees with 95% humidity. Out on the street it feels like 150. So why stay out when you can come in and be COOL!

George Adams Gallery is pleased to present COOL an invitational group exhibition featuring the work of twelve artists and three collaborative teams who engage ideas and images that will help take your mind off the heat. The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, and video, along with an opening night ice cream performance.

Refrigerators are a sub-theme of the exhibition. These iconic appliances appear in the work of James Valerio—a self-portrait standing next to an open fridge displaying such items as a half-eaten chicken and a bottle of Gatorade—and Amer Kobaslija whose miniature painting of a fridge contains numerous caffeinated beverages in the likes of Red Bull and Coke. As the saying goes, you are what you eat.

Continuing the theme, Andrew Lenaghan’s painting portrays a carefully rendered domestic interior with a young boy standing in front of an open refrigerator. Peter Saul, on the other hand, interjects a Pop sensibility in Icebox #6 from 1963 with elements spilling out of an animated old-school icebox. Catherine Murphy focuses on the magnets that adorn many fridge doors in her painting Freezer Door, while Orit Raff’s photographs capture isolated moments inside her freezer, which is in desperate need of defrosting.

Winter scenes prevail in Rudy Shepherd’s photographs of the artist dressed in a bear suit wandering through the landscape, as well as leonardogillesfleur’s video of the artist pair endlessly smiling amidst a swirling snowstorm. Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz’s snow globe sculptures ride the line between comedy and tragedy and “cold feet” takes on new meaning in Liz Magic Laser and Felicia Garcia-Rivera’s video performance of a walk through New York wearing ice high-heels.

Finally, Miwa Koizumi will present a new exotic flavor of ice cream as part of her New York Ice Cream Project. The ice cream will be available only at the opening, so come get a scoop!


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