Tuesday, December 20, 2011

The Billboard Art Project-Corona, CA

XXIII on Interstate 15 South in Corona, California 12/2/2011

The Billboard Art Project is a non-profit 5013(c)(3) organization dedicated to allocating time on digital billboards in cities across the United States and utilizing them to showcase the work of visual artists.  Each city where the Billboard Art Project occurs exhibits artwork that is mutually exclusive from other cities.  This project is a rare and incredible opportunity for artists to reach the eyes of people that only major corporations and shady lawyers have access to on a regular basis.  This project is made possible through donations.  To make a tax exempt donation to the Billboard Art Project click here.

Saturday, December 17, 2011

Studio Visit: Gerri Davis

Gerri Davis is an artist that I met while we were both showcasing our paintings at a group exhibition at Lyons Weir Gallery in Chelsea back in 2009.  She is an excellent person, a dangerous painter to watch out for, and she just got a new studio in Manhattan which I visited this past weekend. 

Oh!!...There she is!

She lives and works in NYC. Her work is extremely intriguing and she paints with incredible skill in watercolors, oils, and inks, she exhibits all over New York City, has curated exhibitions, designs her own clothes, look at this piece!  

          This oil painting is absolutely enormous, 96 x 92 inches.  

This is a work in progress of Ryan and Trevor Oakes.  Two more mind-bogglingly incredible people that I met through Gerri who I will dedicate a post to hopefully sometime in the spring after they complete their flawlessly executed plans for art world domination.

Uh Oh!  Wait!  There she is AGAIN!

Gerri Davis's jaw dropping studio space! 

Her next exhibition in January at Bridge Gallery on 98 Orchard Street between Broome and Delancey the first week of February through March 15th.  I'll be at this show, come have some wine and cheese with me and I'll introduce you.  It'll be fun.  If you want to see more of Gerri's work visit her here and keep her on your radar.

The New Website

I have acquired a new website specifically to showcase the non-objective paintings and sculptures of the Kwadrilaterals series.  I bid you a warm welcome to KwadwoAdae.com

This Kwadrilaterals site will now be a blog where I can get the chance to showcase my work more in depth, including other artists via studio visits, art happenings, gallery openings, my personal fashion trends, and keep you informed and posted of events of the art world through my eyes.

You can also find me on facebook, twitter, and linkedin where you may take the opportunity to view different works that I create.


Thursday, May 19, 2011

Number XXXVI

oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2011

Saturday, May 14, 2011

The Vermont Studio Center Residency

From May 8th to June 3rd I will be a resident at the Vermont Studio Center in Johnson, Vermont. I am one of approximately 60 artists here, painters, sculptors, ceramicists, photographers, and writers. I have already met some fantastic and amazing people from all over the world.  

This is the Corner House, these are my living quarters.  The two windows all the way left on the second floor are my bedroom windows.  There's a kitchen, bathroom, and a living room.  My floor mates, Justin and Dan, are from Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia and Boise, Idaho respectively.

These are the front and side views of the Wolf Kahn Building.  It is diagonally across the street from the Corner House and this is the building my painting studio is in.  I already love this building. 
This is my studio, it's spacious with high ceilings, and great natural lighting.  I've been painting every day, for hours on end, breaking for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.  The black and yellow painting on the left is going to be Number XXXVI.  
Turquoise hues of shapes in linear perspective.  I am in love with these colors right now.  I sit in the studio and the hours just fly by.  What would take me weeks to accomplish at home takes half a day here, the Vermont Studio Center allows you to nurture your discipline with care and respect for you as an artist and a human being.  For me this place is paradise.
We had a bonfire on the second chilly night.  Warm and gorgeous.  There were 15 to 20 of us around the fire.  We're all still getting to know each other, remembering names, artistic disciplines and places of origin.  It's been really great to meet poets and writers.
The cuisine here has been absolutely fantastic.  I've been eating salads like these during lunch and dinner.  The chef is amazing and you can taste love for his culinary arts in the food every day.  

I've been taking the time to visit the other artists and writers at their studios.  The other residents here are talented, beautiful, individuals doing truly incredible things.  I realize how lucky I am to be here and I'm extremely grateful to be among them.  It's great to meet writers, I've been inviting them to my studio in return for printed excerpts of their short stories or poetry.  

This is the Johnson Elementary School which is a quick walk from my living quarters.  I am volunteering there weekly as an assistant in the art classes for the second graders. I miss my Adae Fine Art Academy students a great deal, so being in the classroom is helping me fill the void a little bit.  

I also volunteered for gardening and groundskeeping duty on the grounds of the Vermont Studio Center. I uprooted dandelions and weeds on one of the sunniest mornings here for three hours.  Hands in the earth, finding earthworms, spiders, grubs of all kinds and simply enjoying the biodiversity.  A short walk away from the studios reveals some rolling green landscapes, it's really beautiful here.
I finished XXXVI last night and all I need is a sunny day to shoot it, so check back soon.

Sunday, February 20, 2011

Number XXXV

oil on canvas, 36 x 36 inches, 2011