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Much Has Transpired Since

February 21st, 2017|Painting|Comments Off on Much Has Transpired Since

Deidre Adams - Much Has Transpired SinceMuch Has Transpired Since, 40 x 40 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams

“Who has not felt at some point amazed at being confined to just one small life, which somehow happens to be one’s own?”
-Eleanor Rosch

This morning Facebook reminded me that I posted the above quote on my timeline exactly seven years ago today. In light of everything that’s happened since then, I still think these words sum up how I feel about life. Some things have happened in the last few months that have sucked all the air out of the room and made it difficult to feel like working on art is an important use of one’s precious time, but I’ve been doing it all the same and trying not to feel too guilty about it. I’ll post my new work here as I get it photographed.

Much Has Transpired Since (detail), acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
Much Has Transpired Since (detail), acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
February 21st, 2017|Painting|Comments Off on Much Has Transpired Since

Bad news, good news (but no fake news)

December 20th, 2016|Art, Gallery|4 Comments

 adams-continuityofintentContinuity of Intent, 36 x 36 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams  – SOLD

I’ll start with the bad news: As Denver locals are aware, Point Gallery closed at the end of October. This was a very sad thing for me, not only because I was represented there, but because I loved the gallery and all the other fantastic work that was shown there. It was a beautiful space, and I was very fortunate to have shown in it and to have sold some works there – the last being Continuity of Intent (above). But to everything there is a season, so they say, and now life must go on.

As they also say, when one door closes, another one opens. So for the good news, I’m excited to say that I’m now being represented by Bluestone Fine Art Gallery in Philadelphia. Many thanks to my good friend Lisa Call for the referral, and to Bluestone owner Pam Regan for taking me on.

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So-Called Vital Activity, 24 x 24 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©Deidre Adams
available at Bluestone Fine Art Gallery

As 2016 winds to a close – where does the time go! – I want to thank everyone who has stuck with me through the years. While I haven’t been posting a lot here in the last couple of months, I have been busy making lots of new work. I have several new paintings in the works, and I’m also feeling inspired to try some totally new experimental things. I will be posting some of it in the coming days, so I hope you’ll stop back now and then to see what I’m up to. In the meantime, I do post lots of work-in-progress photos on Instagram and Facebook, and I hope you’ll follow me there if you’re interested.

 

December 20th, 2016|Art, Gallery|4 Comments

Metaphors & Mysteries opens Aug. 5 at Point Gallery in Denver

July 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment

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There Are No Words, 48 x 48 inches, acrylic & mixed media on panel, ©2016 Deidre Adams

This painting is part of my upcoming exhibition:

Metaphors & Mysteries

Aug. 5-31, 2016
Point Gallery
765 Santa Fe Drive, Denver, Colorado

I hope my local friends will join me for the opening reception this Friday! If you can’t make it this Friday, I will also be there giving an artist’s talk on Aug. 19, starting at 6:30. Here’s my artist statement for this show:

What does it mean to be human? Are we here as part of some grand design, put here on Earth by a benevolent creator? Or are we just the result of a random series of events involving tiny particles of space dust and electricity?

As human beings have evolved, we have developed various systems to help us make sense of our world. Language, mathematics, science, physics, artwork, music, philosophy, religion and more help us to understand, record, and communicate the lived experience of being human. Yet the more we discover, the more it seems we realize we have so much still to learn. As Carl Sagan said, “Somewhere, something incredible is waiting to be known.”

And as we go through our lives, we feel compelled to leave traces of our existence, from the simplest hand-drawn markings on wood or stone to the most complex technological creations. We want someone else to know, “I was here.” My paintings are my own way of making sense of this world.

More information is available on the Point Gallery website.

Here are some detail views of There Are No Words:

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July 31st, 2016|Uncategorized|1 Comment