Joseph Editions presents Technicolor, an exhibition of new editions by New York based artist Derrick Adams and paintings by emerging Columbus based artist Mike Nemire. Though different in subject matter, the works share a visual language of color – the pixelated screen.
Derrick Adams (b. 1970) is a Brooklyn-based artist whose strong sense of design makes for complex structured assemblages that draw on urban plans and architecture frameworks, fashion, and pop culture. His practice is deeply rooted in ideas about the African American experience, the shape of that identity, and persisting stereotypes. Conceptual themes are translated into a hybrid style that has roots in Matisse’s cut outs, Romare Bearden’s collages, and the glossy world of MTV graphics. These two new prints published by Joseph Editions are part of his latest TV series, a larger body of work most recently shown at the non-profit art space Pioneer Works in Red Hook. Adams’ work is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.
Derrick Adams, Sing It Like You Mean It, 2015 digital print 24 x 36
Mike Nemire (b. 1981) received his MFA at Pratt and has recently moved back to Columbus after a decade in New York City. His meticulous paintings are grounded in 20th-century color theory and contextualized within the 32-bit color palette of contemporary digital technology. How we see color and construct its meaning is at the core of his work. This is Nemire’s first gallery exhibition in Columbus. His work is featured in private collections in New York, Los Angeles and Columbus, and public collections including PriceWaterhouseCoopers.
Mike Nemire, 4th Dimensional Transition 2012, Oil on panel
The exhibition will be on display September 9 through October 29, 2016 at Joseph Editions (17 W Russell St, Columbus, OH 43215), with the opening reception taking place September 9, 5 – 8 pm. For more information visit: josepheditions.com
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