Saturday, July 16, 2016

SATURDAY JULY 23rd @ ADA, THE TENT OF CASUALLY OBSERVED PHENOLOGIES


JAMES LEONARD, THE TENT OF CASUALLY OBSERVED PHENOLOGIES

in front of ADA gallery (or inside in case of rain)
Saturday July 23, 2016 (12-6pm)
228 W. Broad St., Richmond, Va. 23220





It can be hard to face a future we fear. Divination has been used by cultures throughout the world to help people navigate difficult futures. Artist James Leonard adapted Tarot cards to help others process what he calls “overwhelming climate anxiety.” 

This summer he’s traveling the country, making one-day stops to give climate change divinatory readings inside a special, hand-sewn tent. The tent’s exterior looks like a cross between a post-apocalyptic wigwam and a children’s blanket fort. The rainbow interior is made of brightly colored recycled clothing. Detailed tea-colored ink paintings of different plant and animal species—each reportedly affected by climate change are pinned to the outside.

James Leonard is an internationally exhibited artist based in Brooklyn, NY. He recently finished a 2016 artist residency at MASS MoCA. In 2015, he was artist-in-residence at the Boston Center for the Arts. On July 23 from noon – 6 pm, Leonard will be in his tent in front of ada gallery offering free climate change readings.

This project invites the general public to consider their own rapidly changing landscapes. Readings last approximately 15 minutes each, on a first-come, first-served basis.

JULY at ADA gallery : PSYCHIC PHONES

Derek Larson, Cindy Hinant and Jakob Boeskov 
July 1 - 30, 2016

JUST MISSED : SCOTT HEWICKER, THOUGHTFORMS




Scott Hewicker
Thoughtforms
June 2016 at ADA GALLERY

San Francisco artist Scott Hewicker showed these works at the ADA Gallery in Richmond, Virginia alongside his friend and former classmate at Stanford University, Arnold Kemp. It was a joy to reunite these artists through these two exhibits. Arnold Kemp, Fond Farewells bid farewell to Arnold who has moved on from heading the painting and printmaking department at Virginia Commonwealth University here in Richmond to The Art Institute of Chicago. I hope he has a wonderful time in Chicago, We are going to miss him.

JUST MISSED : ARNOLD KEMP : JUNE 2016 @ ADA


FOND FAREWELLS
work by ARNOLD KEMP
JUNE 2016 at ADA GALLERY