Please join Artillery Magazine and The Standard, Hollywood for a book signing and conversation with artist Lisa Adams and art writer Ezrha Jean Black in the Cactus Lounge.
"Lisa Adams: Vicissitude of Circumstance" is Adams' first monograph book, published by ZERO+ Publishing with essays by Ezrha Jean Black and James Scarborough. Books will be available for purchase including a limited number of deluxe clam shell editions of the book.
A wine reception begins at 7pm. Book signing and conversation at 8pm. Free and open to the public. All welcome. Valet parking $6 with validation.
About the book: Lisa Adams: Vicissitude of Circumstance, 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. Like Zen koans, implausible questions take precedence over didacticism, urging viewers to forgo rational thought in order to access a deeper intuition. 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.
About the artist: Lisa Adams’ work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and is in the public collections of Eli Broad, the San Jose Museum of Art, the Frederick R. Weisman Museum of Art, the Laguna Museum of Art and the Edward Albee Foundation. She has been an artist-in-residence, internationally, in Slovenia, Finland, Japan, Holland and Costa Rica. She received her B.A. in painting from Scripps College and a M.F.A. from Claremont Graduate University in Claremont, California, and is the recipient of numerous awards including a Fulbright Professional Scholar Award, a Brody Arts Fund Fellowship and a Durfee ARC Grant. Her work is currently represented by CB1 Gallery in Los Angeles, and she blogs on Los Angles art for The Huffington Post.
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. 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 <http://www.bnf.fr/fr/acc/x.accueil.html> .