September 8 – October 17, 2012
Reception: Saturday, September 8
Conversation with the artist: Saturday, September 8
Performances by the artist: Saturday, September 8
Locust Projects is pleased to announce the first Miami solo exhibition by New York-based artist Adam Putnam, featuring an installation in the main gallery.
The artist describes the origins of the project:
“A darkened space conceived for Locust Projects in Miami, a city defined by light toward the brighter end of the spectrum, articulated by pale pinks and hazy outlines. The space will be a cool shadow, which viewers may enter, pass through, and as if by chance, encounter photographs, portraits, film stills and other fragments. An orphaned brick pillar standing alone in the center of the space like the remnant of a nameless, indeterminate space, half remembered...a romanesque abbey, an ancient mosque, a gothic vault beneath an altar, a crypt, Piranesi’s prison, Escher’s gallery. An armature for the experience of finding oneself alone in an architectural immensity that falls away and recedes in perspective like fading memories and fog enshrouded mountains.”
About the artist
Born 1973. Lives and works in NYC. Adam Putnam’s work spreads across a variety of media - performance, projection and drawing. His work often delves into the psychological but holds fast to its roots in performance and architecture, exploring how the two often become intertwined. Putnam’s work has been included in various exhibitions worldwide, most notably the 2008 Whitney Biennial, 2nd Moscow Biennial, the Busan Biennial (South Korea), Art Statements, MoMA/PS1 and The Astrup Fearnley Museum (Oslo). Curatorial projects include an exhibition of Martin Wong entitled Everything Must Go at P.P.O.W. and Blow Both of Us at Participant Inc. Putnam is currently
Locust Projects’ exhibitions and programming are made possible with the support from: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts; Galt & Skye Mikesell; Hannibal Cox Jr. Foundation; John S. and James L. Knight Foundation; Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, the Mayor, and the Miami-Dade County Board of County Commissioners. Special thanks: Rachel Uffner Gallery, New York.