Join The Standard and Artillery on, Tuesday, December 6th in the Cactus Lounge at The Standard, Hollywood for a conversation with artist Lisa Adams and Artillery’s Ezrha Jean Black, as they discuss Lisa’s recent work, her new book, upcoming show, and the vicissitudes of the times. A book-signing will follow.
A Mechanism of Harbingers by Lisa Adams from her new book, Vicissitude of Circumstance.
Lisa Adams: Vicissitude of Circumstance , released by ZERO+Publishing, surveys the seductive, shape-shifting psyche within Lisa Adams’ haunting, mentally charged paintings. Almost cinematic in their dream-like construction of unexpected narrative and reclusive symbolism, the works document memory in strange and beautiful ways. Meaning unfurls in time lapse, both infused with a sense of rapid-fire immediacy and expansive timelessness. Transmitting informational systems, circumstance, and story with a delicate, yet commanding, organic pulse– as if through the snap of an electrically charged synapse– her images resonate within the subconscious and sublime.
Lisa Adams is an artist who has spent a lifetime sorting through real world and dream world mazes and plotting their exits in paintings that tread a surreal terrain between abstraction and representation. This has been a big year for Lisa Adams, set to culminate in a show of her latest paintings opening December 11th at CB1 Gallery in downtown L.A.
ABOUT THE ARTISTS:
Lisa Adams Lisa Adams is an artist based in Los Angeles. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is well represented in both public and private collections. She has also taught at many local colleges and universities and regularly blogs on Los Angeles art for the Huffington Post. Her first monograph book, Vicissitude of Circumstance, published by ZERO+Publishing was released in Fall 2011. She is represented by CB1 Gallery.
Ezrha Jean Black Ezrha Jean Black is Artillery’s Staff Writer. When she’s not looking for an argument, she also free-lances for many publications on-line and off-line, including The Daily Beast, and writes a fashion blog on examiner.com. In addition to many screenplays and treatments languishing in the WGAw vaults, she has contributed essays and chapters to many books and exhibition catalogs, including The Beat and the Buzz, and most recently the monograph, Lisa Adams: Vicissitude of Circumstance. She also knows a thing or two about persuasive dialog, she seems to do an awful lot of it at The Standard in the annual Artillery Debates. Currently based in Los Angeles, she’s looking for a ride to Paris so she can clear up some long-outstanding library fines with the Bibliothèque nationale.