Friday, July 04, 2008
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[image by Antonio Adams]
At Big Car Gallery:
Negative Into Positive: The Art of Antonio Adams
What: Outsider art show by sculptor and painter Antonio Adams.
When: Holiday preview 6-9 p.m. July 4.
Opening event 6-11 p.m., July 11. Music at 10 p.m. with Pravada, Grampall Jookabox and special guest Castanets (see details below).
Also 3rd Friday Beer and Art (BART) event, 8 p.m. July 18 featuring beer tasting with the Hoosier Beer Geeks and a screening of the documentary "Henry Darger: In the Realms of the Unreal."
Show stays up through July 26 with gallery hours 5-7 Friday, 1-4 Saturday and by appointment.
Cost: All events free, donations accepted.
Info: (317) 450-6630.
Cincinnati outsider artist Antonio Adams brings his unique vision to Big Car Gallery with "Negative Into Positive," a solo show of new paintings and sculptures opening July 11 and remaining up through July 26.
Adams' work in this show is about taking untimely deaths -- like the murders of Jon Benet Ramsay and John Lennon -- and using art to shine light on the darkness. "I bring these people back to their new life form. Focus on the positive things instead of negative things," Adams said. "We can make the positive happen in this world. I'm showing you how. We've got to go back in time to face all those problems, know the truth, learn about those mistakes, and fix things that have been broken."
Born in Cincinnati in 1981, Antonio Adams has been drawing, painting and creating since he was child. Now his work is shown and collected across America. Adams is one of the co-founders of Visionaries & Voices, an arts organization for artists with disabilities in Cincinnati. He was part of the Visionaries & Voices group show at Big Car Gallery in August of 2007.
[image, by Lori Miles, Things Seen In My Rearview Mirror, mixed media, 2008]
The Arcades Project
New work by Lori Miles
Opening Reception Friday, July4th 6-9pm
The Erstwhile Gallery
1651 English Avenue
(Corner of State and English)
[image, "Downhill Shadows", Tom Keesee, oil on canvas, 24"x32", 2008]
At Ruschman Gallery:
"Summer Group Show"
Gallery Artists - Session Two
paintings, sculpture and mixed media
July 4 - July 26
Reception for the Artists
Friday July 4, 2008