leonardogillesfleur
Action 3:02, 2005
Single channel video/sound
edition of 3
lgfh 4

James Valerio
Self Portrait w/ Refrigerator, 2007
oil on canvas
84 x 96 inches
JVp 32

Andrew Lenaghan
Charlie In The Kichen, 2008
oil on canvas
32 x 48 inches
AnLp 500

Amer Kobaslija
Open Fridge, 2008
oil on panel
72 x 48 inches
AKop 96

Peter Saul
Ice Box #6, 1963
oil on canvas
74 1/2 x 63 inches
PSp 111

Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
The Wind, 2008
c-print on plexiglass
33 x 72 inches
edition of 6

Rudy Shepherd
Ursa Major Contemplating the Meaning of the Universe 1, 2005
Lambda print
40 x 40 inches
Edition 1 of 5

Rudy Shepherd
Ursa Major Contemplating the Meaning of the Universe 3, 2005
Lambda print
40 x 40 inches
Edition 1 of 5

Orit Raff
Freezer #10, 2000
c-print mounted on aluminum
40 x 50 inches
Edition 2 of 6

Orit Raff
Freezer #3, 2000
c-print mounted on aluminum
40 x 50 inches
Edition 1 of 6

Miwa Koizumi
New York Ice Cream Project, 2008

Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Traveler CLXXXI, 2006
glass, water, wood, plastic
9 x 6 x 6 inches
WM&PMs 2

Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Traveler CCXVI, 2006
glass, water, wood, plastic
9 x 6 x 6 inches
WM&PMs 3

Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Traveler CCXLIII, 2007
glass, water, wood, plastic
9 x 6 x 6 inches
WM&PMs 5

David Fox
Chill, 2008
oil on panel
16 1/2 x 24 inches
DFop 1

Catherine Murphy
Freezer Door, 1991
oil on canvas
44 1/2 x 28 inches
CatMp 1

Tony Shore
Blue Light Special, 2008
Oil on black velvet
63 1/2 x 42 inches
TSp 01

Richard Shaw
Frozen Fish, 2007
Ceramic
6 1/2 x 4 3/4 inches
RSs 80

Sandy Winters
Cool House, 2008
Oil on wood
24 x 24 inches
SWp 63

Show Announcement

Show Announcement (continued)

Press Release

Summer in the city: typically 95 degrees with 95% humidity.  Out on the street it feels like 150.  So why stay out when you can come in and be COOL!

George Adams Gallery is pleased to present COOL an invitational group exhibition featuring the work of twelve artists and three collaborative teams who engage ideas and images that will help take your mind off the heat.  The exhibition includes painting, sculpture, photography, and video, along with an opening night ice cream performance.

Refrigerators are a sub-theme of the exhibition.  These iconic appliances appear in the work of James Valerio - a self-portrait standing next to an open fridge displaying such items as a half-eaten chicken and a bottle of Gatorade - and Amer Kobaslija whose miniature painting of a fridge contains numerous caffeinated beverages in the likes of Red Bull and Coke.  As the saying goes, you are what you eat.  

Continuing the theme, Andrew Lenaghan’s painting portrays a carefully rendered domestic interior with a young boy standing in front of an open refrigerator. Peter Saul, on the other hand, interjects a Pop sensibility in Icebox #6 from 1963 with elements spilling out of an animated old-school icebox.  Catherine Murphy focuses on the magnets that adorn many fridge doors in her painting Freezer Door, while Orit Raff’s photographs capture isolated moments inside her freezer, which is in desperate need of defrosting.

Winter scenes prevail in Rudy Shepherd’s photographs of the artist dressed in a bear suit wandering through the landscape, as well as leonardogillesfleur’s video of the artist pair endlessly smiling amidst a swirling snowstorm. Walter Martin and Paloma Munoz’s snow globe sculptures ride the line between comedy and tragedy and “cold feet” takes on new meaning in Liz Magic Laser and Felicia Garcia-Rivera’s video performance of a walk through New York wearing ice high-heels.

Finally, Miwa Koizumi will present a new exotic flavor of ice cream as part of her New York Ice Cream Project.  The ice cream will be available only at the opening, so come get a scoop!

COOL will be on view through August 15th.


Checklist

1.  
Miwa Koizumi
New York Ice Cream Flavors, 2008
Opening Night Performance

2.  
Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Traveler CCXVI, 2006
Glass, water, wood, plastic
9 x 6 x 6 inches
WM&PMs 3

3.  
Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Traveler CCXLIII, 2007
Glass, water, wood, plastic
9 x 6 x 6 inches
WM&PMs 5

4.  
Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
Traveler CLXXXI, 2006
Glass, water, wood, plastic
9 x 6 x 6 inches
WM&PMs 2

5.    
Tony Shore
Blue Light Special, 2008
Oil on black velvet
63 ½ x 42 inches
TSp 01

6.  
Rudy Shepherd
Ursa Major Contemplating The Meaning of the Universe 3, 2005
Lambda print
40 x 40 inches
Edition 1 of 5
RSh 1

7.    
Rudy Shepherd
Ursa Major Contemplating The Meaning of the Universe 1, 2005
Lambda print
40 x 40 inches
Edition 1 of 5
RSh 2

8.  
James Valerio
Self Portrait with Refrigerator, 2007
Oil on canvas
84 x 96 inches
JVp 32

9.  
Walter Martin & Paloma Munoz
The Wind, 2008
c-print on plexiglass
33 x 72 inches
WM&PMh 1

10.  
Andrew Lenaghan
Charlie In The Kitchen, 2008
Oil on canvas
32 x 48 inches
AnLp 500

11.
Liz Magic Laser & Felicia Garcia Rivera
Cinematography: Kevin Freeman
Ice: Constructed by Okamoto Studio
Feet, 2008
DVD
Edition 2 of 5
LLh 1

12.
Peter Saul
Ice Box #6, 1963
oil on canvas
74 ½ x 63 inches
PSp 111   

13.
David Fox
Chill, 2008
Oil on panel
16 ½ x 24 inches
DFop 1

14.
leonardogillesfleur
Action 3:02, 2005
Single channel video/sound
Edition of 3
Lgfs 4                     
  
15.
Sandy Winters
Cool House, 2008
Oil on wood
24 x 24 inches
SWp 63

16.
Catherine Murphy
Freezer Door, 1991
Oil on canvas
44 ½ x 28 inches
CatMp 1

17.
Orit Raff
Untitled (Freezer #10), 2000
Chromogenic print on aluminum
40 x 50 inches
edition 2 of 6
ORh 1  
          
18.
Amer Kobaslija
Open Fridge, 2008
Oil on panel
72 x 48 inches
AKop 96

19.
Orit Raff
Untitled (Freezer #3), 2000
Chromogenic print on aluminum
40 x 50 inches
edition 1 of 6
ORh 1