January 27-February 14, 2014
State of the Art: Discovering American Art No
David Adey, Contributing Artist
September 13, 2014 - January 19, 2015
Crystal Bridges Museum of Contemporary Art
In an era ruled by mediated ways of disseminating information, how do we represent ourselves? David Adey’s work explores the fraught intersection between our physical bodies and the increasingly digitized world they inhabit.
The theme is elegantly addressed in Hide, a series of cut-paper works in which the artist completed a three-dimensional scan of his body using digital imaging software. He then printed, cut, unfolded, and flattened the scan into a two-dimensional representation of his form. The result—over 75,000 triangulated facets mounted in a diptych format—acts as the unpeeled digital skin of his body. At close range, the intricate shapes recall the vocabulary of cartography and geography. At the same time, the image,which looks like a pair of wings from an absent body, speaks to timeless themes of flight and transcendence.
November 1, 2014 - February 15, 2015
Reception: Saturday, December 6, 2014, 6-8pm
Oceanside Museum of Art
704 Pier View Way
Oceanside, CA 92054
Striving to spread awareness and tell the stories of the homeless population in the eighth largest city in the country, Neil Shigley: Invisible People focuses on presenting large scale block prints and graphite on paper artworks that capture the gritty and high-contrast characteristics of living life on the streets in downtown San Diego. These portraits of “invisible people”, as seen through the eyes of Shigley, reveal great nobility, beauty, strength and vulnerability. Each of his portraits expose the humanness and back-story of lives that suffered unexpected challenges, failings, and traumas that detoured their lives and aspirations into a state of neglect and daily hardship and suffering.