© Adam Scott

Homeland, 2004
acrylic on canvas, 60" x 44"

Adam Scott
Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful

Vedanta Gallery has changed its name to Kavi Gupta Gallery taking on the name of its founder Kavi Gupta.

Kavi Gupta Gallery is pleased to announce an exhibition of new work by Chicago based artist Adam Scott. This will be Adam Scott's second solo exhibition with the gallery.

In his new series of paintings titled "Wasn't Tomorrow Wonderful", Scott describes his view of the American landscape. Continuing his technique of manipulating large amounts of flowing unadulterated paint, Scott's work physically embodies the state of fragility and uncertainty that inhabit these places. The paint is excessive, reckless, indulgent and seductive as it defines suburban A-frame homes, rural churches, and IHOP restaurants in over-saturated, unnatural colors. In several paintings faceless characters and disembodied objects from old cartoons begin to subtly invade the landscape. Sledgehammers hang in the sky ready to strike, pilgrims with telescopes surveil, and guns poke around trees. Their presence, though familiar and seemingly innocuous, evoke a time of paranoia and instability.

Adam Scott (b. 1970) lives and works in Chicago. He has an upcoming solo exhibition at Galerie Schuster/Sheuermann in Berlin this fall and has exhibited solo exhibitions at Galerie Schuster, Frankfurt, 12x12: New Artists/New Work at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, Gahlberg Gallery, College of DuPage and Dogmatic Gallery, Chicago. Scott was also included in the group show Here and Now at the Chicago Cultural Center, curated by James Rondeau, Greg Knight, Lanny Silverman and Marianne Richter.

Exhibition: September 10 - October 23, 2004
Gallery hours: Tue - Fri 10am - 6pm, Sat 11am - 5pm

Kavi Gupta Gallery
835 West Washington
USA-Chicago IL 60607
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