One Grand Gallery in Portland is currently exhibiting Adam Friedman’s latest body of work Esoterica. The PDX-based artist has compiled a series of paintings and sculptural elements housed within the muraled space reflecting his recognisable yet inexplicable geological landscape based subject matter. Friedman’s contemporary take on landscape painting uses acrylic to present natural elements within isolated environments. His use of dimension and volume is dynamic. The angular forms evident in his paintings create a series of strata that bisect the layered image. Environments are presented within curiosity cabinets and vitrines – almost as specimens collected and presented for the pleasure of the viewer.
If you’re in Portland and haven’t checked out the exhibition yet, Friedman is hosting a private walk-though and artist talk at the gallery on tomorrow evening (Thursday, 27th of March at 7pm), and then there is a closing reception with the artist on Friday, the 28th from 7-10pm. If you can’t make in person, then check out this video interview with the artist and a peek at the exhibition on the link below.
Photos courtesy of the artist.
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