About the Work
Marina Adams composes paintings from arresting swaths of bright hues that coalesce on the canvas, resulting in uniquely abstract figural illusions that are characteristic of her work. Adams' broad gestural strokes waver between improvisation and structure, freeing geometric abstractions from rigidity. Adams' lyrical titles reflect the paintings' inherent poeticism while providing a structural framework for non-narrative experience. In Blue Star (Saquasohuh), from which we collaborated with Adams to produce this print edition, she layered gouache and ink on Indian Tsarsho Paper over a period of about three years (2011 - 2014), taking full advantage of the paper’s absorbency to achieve a deep, time-based luminosity. In our print edition, this original texture and depth is echoed in the archival paper grain, while the hand-touched feel is mimicked in the paper's deckled edge.
Marina Adams has mounted solo exhibitions at Salon 94 (New York), Galerie Gris (Hudson, NY), Hionas Gallery (New York), CUE Art Foundation (New York), and Magazzino d'Arte Moderna (Rome), Marc Jancou at Giovanella Kunstglaserei (Gstaad, Switzerland), as well as a solo booth with Karma Gallery and Books at Independent NY 2016, which was concurrent with their publication of her newest book, titled Portrait and a Dream. Selected group exhibitions include A Space for Thought at Brand New Gallery (Milan), Artemisia at Albert Baronian Gallery (Brussels), Vanishing Points curated by Andrianna Campbell at James Cohan Gallery (New York), Aspects of Abstraction at Lisson Gallery (New York), Quicktime at the University of the Arts (Philadelphia), Say Yes at Wayne State University (Detroit), Making & Unmaking: An exhibition curated by Duro Olowu at the Camden Arts Centre (London) and Boys & Girls Can Still Draw at Nathalie Karg Gallery (New York). She earned degrees from Tyler School of Art, Temple University and Columbia University’s School of the Arts and was the 2016 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship. Adams lives and works between New York City and Parma, Italy.
Authentication & Resale
This work is accompanied by a Certificate of Authenticity signed and numbered by the artist.
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Framed artwork is custom framed once it is ordered. Allow 3-5 weeks for framing and delivery.
All of our frames are made from sustainably sourced engineered hardwood that is manufactured in the USA. Frames are available in Black or White Matte and Walnut.
Prints are hinged to a conservation quality, acid-free and lignin-free Cellulose matboard, using acid-free polyethylene cloth tape. Each mat’s surface paper is fade and bleed resistant and is attached to a conversation quality foam-core board. Some of our work (typically those pieces with a deckled edge) is floated on the matboard with spacers to separate the artwork from the glazing.
We use museum quality .060 mm plexiglass to frame your work. It blocks 82-85% of UV rays to prevent color fading from exposure to light, protecting your art for years to come.
Our White and Black frames have a ⅞” wide flat face and are 15/16” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Our Natural and Walnut frames have a ¾” wide flat face and are 1 ⅛” deep. Mats are 1” wide for prints up to 8” x 10”. Mats are 2” wide for prints larger than 8” x 10”.
Any artwork that is floated will be placed in a frame that has a ⅝” wide flat face and is 1 5/16” deep. Work will be floated with a 1” border around it.
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