Monday, March 18, 2013

MORGAN HERRIN'S OLOGY COMES TO ADA IN APRIL 2013

MORGAN HERRIN : OLOGY
OPENING RECEPTION April 5, 2013 at ADA gallery (7-9PM) 




Morgan Herrin is an artist with an extensive background in wood crafting and carpentry that unites a deep understanding and appreciation of the properties and materiality of wood with a fascination for the human form. His works have utilized wood to mimic materials ranging from the hard surfaces of iron, copper, and bronze, to the more delicate and fragile organic shapes found in nature, from plant and moss forms to bone and skin. In this new exhibition of his work, he takes as his subject the remains of the Ice Man (or "Oetzi" as scientists named him), the mummified 5,300-year-old man that was discovered in 1991 in the Eastern Alps near the border between Austria and Italy startlingly well preserved in the ice, as if thousands of years had not passed. The sculpture, in a similarly vivid fashion, is an astonishing, frighteningly lifelike image of our ancestral past captured in an almost dancing gesture, as if frozen in time for all of eternity to witness.

In his previous work, Herrin created works that harkened back to classical sculpture, using as his primary medium standardized dimensional lumber-planed wood with a smooth finish prepared primarily for commercial construction purposes. His newest work utilizes found, aged lumber, which allows for a rougher, weathered appearance and the qualities of a grittier realism, aligning perfectly with his current subject matter.

Born in Dallas, Morgan Herrin earned a BFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in 2002 and an MFA in Sculpture in 2005 from Ohio State University in Columbus OH. His work has been exhibited widely in solo and group shows in the United States, most recently at Mulherin + Pollard in New York City, as well as art fairs with ADA Gallery in Miami and New York City. Herrin lives and works in Richmond, VA, and currently serves as an Adjunct Professor at the Virginia Commonwealth University.  


Tuesday, March 5, 2013

ADA GALLERY & JARED CLARK AT VOLTA NY , THIS WEEK MARCH 7 - 10, 2013

VOLTA NY has moved to 82 Mercer St. at Spring. It runs Thursday March 7 - Sunday March 10.

We dogged a bullet when our previously LOST artwork was found, not in NY but in Rhode Island..
I spent four hours on the phone yesterday, and many hours emailing everyone in this shipping company. Apparently my efforts led to a system wide search at all locations w/ the image that Jared provided of his packed palette of works... without this photo, it wouldn't have been found. IT was the proverbial needle in the haystack. But with a little luck and a lot of phone calls, it was found.

So come see Jared's work at our booth VOLTA NY 

BTW, Michelle Forsyth was ready to pinch hit for us.. Be sure and see her current work at our NY gallery Mulherin + Pollard, in the exhibition GRID/GRAPH.

Mulherin + Pollard, 187 Chrystie St. and an entrance off Freeman Alley.
GRID/GRAPH runs through March 31, 2013.


Friday, March 1, 2013

GRID/GRAPH at Mulherin + Pollard (Ada Gallery's NYC sister gallery)


MICHELLE FORSTYTH - ALEX KVARES - CRISTINA DEL CAMPO
ROBERT OTTO EPSTEIN - CHRIS WATTS

GRID/ GRAPH features artists that share an interest in utilizing the graph and the grid as the basis and means for exploring the intricate visual possibilities of line, pattern, and form and the disparate contexts and resonances they can carry, from the personal to the historical.






exhibition dates: February 28 - March 31, 2013
gallery hours this month: Tuesday - Saturday 12-5pm
Sunday 1-5pm
for more info
email John Pollard