Thursday, November 19, 2009

The Cube Route

Six Non Objective Oil Paintings, Wood, Chains, 58 x 58 x 40 inches, 2009

Monday, November 16, 2009

Kwadrilaterals: The Cube Route

The Cube Route is a kinetic sculpture created out of non-objective paintings. When complete, it will hold six paintings and be suspended from the ceiling by one of the vertices of the cube. The dimensions are 58 x 58 x 40 inches and the sculpture weighs approximately 120 lbs. Numerous conceptual blueprints were created; a tiny prototype looked encouraging; but it was my dear friend Mr. Jeffrey Chandler and his love of woodworking that vaulted this project off the pages and into my studio. More photos to come...

Wednesday, September 30, 2009


I will be participating in the juried exhibition entitled Dispersion curated by Dina Deitsch, Assistant Curator of Contemporary Art, from the DeCordova Museum in Massachusetts. The exhibition begins September 17th and ends October 31st.

The opening reception is on October 2nd from 6:00 to 8:00 pm.
Artspace is located at 50 Orange Street in New Haven.

Sunday, September 20, 2009

Number XXXII

oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2009

Tuesday, August 18, 2009

The Players' Lounge

I will be exhibiting in the Players' Lounge of the Pilot Pen International Tennis Tournament at Yale University. The exhibition is curated by Joy Pepe, Art Historian and Professor of Emeritus at Lyme Academy College of Fine Arts. The show begins August 19th and ends August 29th.

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Number XXXI

oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2009

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Lyons Wier Gallery

I will be one of the artists participating in the Art Bazaar at Lyons Wier Gallery in Chelsea at West 20th and 7th Avenue in Manhattan. First and foremost as an exhibition and secondly as an opportunity to network with other artists and speak to potential collectors. The following is some video footage from the first weekend:

I will be exhibiting paintings there on the following dates:

July 4th and 5th
July 11th and 12th
July 18th and 19th
August 1st and 2nd
August 15th and 16th

On these dates I will be present from 10:00 am to 8:00 pm on Saturday and Noon to 8:00 pm on Sunday.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

Artspace New Haven Solo Exhibition

Kwadrilaterals Iteration I, Oil on Canvas, 72 x 72 inches

Kwaterlaterals Iteration II, Oil on Canvas, 72 x 72 inches

"Kwadwo Adae's eye candy canvases—the four-panel "Kwadrilateral Iterations I" and "Kwadrilateral Iterations II"—approach oil paint not just as a painting medium but also as a sculptural medium. Adae covers the base of his canvas with brash color designs; these are really eye-popping works. With some—"XXIV," "XXIII," "XVII"—he uses broad brush strokes that circle, swerve and roll. The bristles create grooves like a vinyl record. Other panels are notable for more precise design attention. In "XXIX," pink forms evoke a kind of sci-fi architecture. Adae adorns this base with tufts and dots and worms of paint that add three-dimensional character. They suggest Hershey's kisses, paisleys, centipedes, dragons, microscopic life forms, or miniature mountainous landscapes. Adae takes an evident joy in both the color and the materiality of the paint and his pleasure is contagious."
-Hank Hoffman

Sunday, January 25, 2009

Solo Exhibition at Artspace New Haven

I will be exhibiting 8 of these pieces in a painting installation at Artspace which is located at 50 Orange Street in New Haven, Connecticut. The opening reception is on Thursday, February 19th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm. The exhibition will be up for six weeks ending March 28th.

See the details at