Show Me

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© Courtesy of the Artist and Wright
Show Me

980 Madison Avenue
3rd Floor
New York, NY 10075
June 26th, 2015 - August 1st, 2015
Opening: June 25th, 2015 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

upper east side
Tue-Sat 11-6


Wright is pleased to present Show Me, an exhibition of new work by Lindsey Adelman, on view at Wright’s gallery in the historic Parke-Bernet building at 980 Madison Avenue. The exhibition will feature the premiere of the first-ever originally composed music video created by Lindsey Adelman, alongside specially crafted minors, jewelry and objects. Created in conjunction with the video. the new body of work expands the boundaries of the designer's practice beyond her well-known light works into new forms and mediums. Show Me marks new territory for Adelman as she uses her mastery of lighting to create an immersive installation and experience.

Show Me features a cast of performers from Adelman’s studio collaborators and inner circle. With an electric track created by Leo Madriz and vocals by Laura Young, Show Me is the story of control. or lack-there-of expressed through design, lighting, choreography, music, and videography. As the central character, played by Young, moves through Adelman's world she ultimately allows herself a momentary release from restraint and assumed limitations.

“Most of my work incorporates a system of constraints and elements that run wild. This exhibition is a fantasy-based expansion of that struggle. Ultimately the battle between restraint and release is beautiful and it is the opportunity to create objects, which represent that relationship that is the thrill. Design is about the correlation of human and objects and I want to make objects, which become part of people’s life. The real life of my work begins after I say goodbye to it, and I wanted to use music and performance to capture that.”

Lindsey Adelman, Founder and Creative Director of Lindsey Adelman Studio. New York


Reflecting the story's tension between the primitive and sophisticated, the exhibition Includes seven unique illuminated minors that are fabricated in gilded fungi detailing with fixtures recalling Adelman's signature designs including gold candelabra and Cherry Bomb fixtures. Adelman's new collection will also feature a table-candelabrum measuring live-feet in length and a new jewelry collection comprised of ear cuffs, earrings, bracelets and rings incorporating gold fungi, spikes and fur all Inspired by the video's interiors.

The set references the old-school luxury of Italian villas and Upper West Side pre-war apartments juxtaposed against a punk cast. Adelman designed minimalist wear, with animal references and materials adorning them: claw-like talons hang and secure the clothing with leather bounds wrapped around the casts feet, heads, hands, and arms. Leather and fur belts restrain the unshaped costumes with metallic detailing on the st’s toe and tingemalls referencing the metalwork on set. Striking a vivid balance between imagery refined and exotic, Show Me is an unexpected and stylish expression of creativity.


“We have long admired the work of Lindsey Adelman, and these incredible works show the true creative force behind them. It seemed fitting to take the opportunity to diverge from expectations by working with someone who has continually done just that with her work. We are excited to have the opportunity to present an installation that is creative, innovative and filn. This exhibition is also an expression of Wright's commitment to design, a vision that is not limited to the great works of the past but also those great moments being created now.”

Brent Lewis, Director Wright, New York


About Lindsey Adelman Studio: Founded in 2006, the studio's signature aesthetic was born with the release of their very first product: the Branching Bubble chandelier, which combines the organic nature of blown glass with the more rational machined components. Since then, we have explored that visual tension throughout a range of products and disciplines. Lighting design is at the core of what we do. but we also work with an expanded materials palette. indulging our preoccupation with a room's oft-neglected spaces, to create products ranging from concrete tiles to wallpaper.

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