Activity is Motion

June 23rd, 2016|Art, Painting|0 Comments

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Activity is Motion, 48 x 48 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©2016 Deidre Adams

As happens sometimes, just when you’re steaming along making all kinds of new work for a solo show coming up in a couple of months, life decides to throw you a curveball. I’ve been temporarily derailed from working by a huge unexpected project – I’ll just say a family can accumulate an unbelievable amount of stuff in a pretty small house over the course of 55 years – but I hope to be back to it very soon. In the meantime, I’ll post a few images of work I finished before I had to leave.

This one is part of a series I’m calling Metaphors & Mysteries. The title comes from Lakoff and his writings on metaphor. Much more about that later when I have time. Here are few details:

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June 23rd, 2016|Art, Painting|0 Comments

Colorado Women in Abstraction

May 28th, 2016|Exhibitions|0 Comments

July 15 – Oct. 1, 2016 – Opening reception July 15

I’m honored to be included in this upcoming exhibition at the Center Visual Art (CVA) in Denver. This exhibition of Colorado artists is intended as a companion to the “Women of Abstract Expressionism” show at the Denver Art Museum opening next month. Many thanks to Michael Paglia for including me! From the CVA website: 

Colorado Women in Abstraction features the work of women artists who have been influential in the abstract movement in Colorado. This exhibition is presented at a time when the worldwide art community is examining the role of women in contemporary art and questioning their uneven representation in major exhibitions, publications and sales. Guest Curator Michael Paglia, (art critic for Denver Westword newspaper, art ltd magazine, and author of books Colorado Abstract and Texas Abstract) brings his extensive knowledge of past and current Colorado artists who have been instrumental and influential in the development of abstract art in Colorado. ‌

Artists featured: 

Marks Aardsma, Patricia Aaron, Deidre Adams, Sabin Aell, Tonia Bonnell, Teresa Booth Brown, Trine Bumiller Mary Chenoweth, Sophia Dixon Dillo, Nadine Drummond, Sandra Fettingis, Linda Fleming, Carlene Frances Ania Gola-Kumor, Jane Guthridge, Wendi Harford, Ruth Hiller, Lorey Hobbs, Monroe Hodder, Barbara Locketz Nancy Lovendahl, Virginia Maitland, Skyler McGee, Amy Metier, Margaret Pettee Olsen, Kate Petley, Martha Russo, Conn Ryder, Lorelei Schott, Elizabeth Yanish Shwayder, Sue Simon.


Now, I’ll hope you’ll indulge me in a little over-exuberance here, but I’m also super excited about this: The first time my name has appeared in advertisement in an art magazine. This is from the current issue of art ltd.

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May 28th, 2016|Exhibitions|0 Comments

A lovely little gift arrived today

May 23rd, 2016|Art, Fiber / mixed media|0 Comments

File-May-23-6-18-39-PMCheck out this awesomeness that arrived in today’s mail. This is a catalog of the work currently at the American Embassy in Tirana, Albania. That’s my piece Detour on the cover!

Ambassador Donald Lu & Dr. Ariel Ahart wrote an introduction saying,

“[We] are delighted both to welcome you our home but also to introduce you to some of the best of contemporary art from the United States. … In our exhibition you will find the works of American artists that echo some of the themes and materials found in the works of Albanian artists and craftspeople, including modern adaptations of the ancient forms of quilting, embroidery, and glass blowing.

I’m proud to be in the company of these other artists: Lucy Arai, Linda Beach, Lanny Bergner, Karen Kamenetzky, and Matt Seasholtz. I don’t know if the Art In Embassies program produces one of these books for every exhibition, but it was certainly a wonderful surprise!

May 23rd, 2016|Art, Fiber / mixed media|0 Comments