HOUSTON, TX – Nicole Longnecker Gallery starts the new year with an exhibition featuring new work by Texas artist John Adelman from January 13 to February 17, 2018. There will be an artist's reception on Saturday, January 13, from 5-8pm.
SYNOPSIS: Nicole Longnecker Gallery starts the new year with an exhibition featuring new work from John Adelman. The exhibit features an established Texas artist who has long been admired by collectors. “We are excited to start 2018 showing new work from a wonderful Texas artist,” said gallery owner Nicole Longnecker. “John Adelman’s latest drawings continue to build on his established process-driven body of work. I believe our collectors will find pleasant surprises in the exhibit.”
JOHN ADELMAN: John Adelman received an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (2006) and a B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (1992). Adelman follows rules that dominate his mark-making, his exploration of subject matter, and even his tools - which are almost exclusively limited to black, blue, and white gel ink pens. These works are accumulative and compulsive, and anything but austere. Intricate and labor-intensive; they also portray how far he is willing to go to follow the rules and achieve order. He often deploys the dictionary and its definitions as source material, yet also adheres to the rigors of chance, outlining tens of thousands of objects as they fall on his page. With his use of unconventional materials and his obsessive method, Adelman's work could easily be overly simplified, if it weren't for the understated beauty in the results. He currently lives and works in Houston, Texas.
WHO: John Adelman
WHERE: Nicole Longnecker Gallery, 2625 Colquitt St., Houston TX, 77098
WHEN: Reception: January 13, 2018 5pm-8pm
Exhibition: January 13 – February 17, 2018
Gallery is open 11am – 5pm Tuesday through Saturday or by appointment
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