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Adams Puryear-Rare Forms Exhibition

When Apr 04, 2014 12:00 AM to
May 02, 2014 12:00 AM
Where 67 West St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn
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Rare Forms Exhibition, Tonight at Calico Gallery, Greenpoint

Adams Puryear is in a 3 person exhibition at Calico Gallery- opening tonight. 67 West St. in Greenpoint, Brooklyn

Calico presents: “Rare Forms”

Apr 4 - May 2, 2014

featuring works by Adams Puryear, Claire Typaldos, and Vincent Stracquadanio


Press Release: 

Rare Forms brings together new works by three New York based artists. Themes of oddity and abstraction of form are prevalent throughout this presentation of 2D and 3D works.

Sculptural works by Adams Puryear are not inanimate objects. Each sculpture-as-character is realized through what he calls “the Internet’s anti-filter.” Digitalized color, emotion, and composition are rendered through physical materials such as neon modeling clay, plaster, and ceramic. Emanating from the core of each sculpture is slow, creeping ooze that moves almost unnoticeably into the casual observer’s space. Over time, it bleeds into the gallery and begins to dry - slowly but continuously changing form, color, and surface. Ultimately the ooze complicates any tidy resolution that the viewer attempts to assemble and acts as a continuation of the abundant incomprehensibility on the Internet.

Claire Typaldos is a designer and visual artist based in Brooklyn. With recently completed artist residencies at Kala Art Institute in California and Anderson Ranch Arts Center in Colorado, her most recent work is an exploration of both the fragility and enormous strength of natural formations. Borrowing techniques from the printmaking process, Typaldos uses Gypsum Cement and ink to create varied and unique pieces from one mold. The results evoke the wild flaws we find in nature's order and the tension between what we can and can't control. 

Paintings and drawings by Vincent Stracquadanio are based on observations of the artist’s environment in combination with abstract inventions that result from process and play in the studio. These elements are combined into abstract nonrepresentational paintings that echo familiar forms, which are imbued with an otherworldly idiosyncratic spirit. References of the historic, mythical, pre-historic, and the present day are rendered through color, strong sense of material and meticulous illustrative detail. Stracquadanio’s work provides the viewer an arena to form unique personal associations as they navigate these distinct visual realities where anything is possible.

Join us for the opening reception of Rare Forms on Friday, April 4th, from 7-10pm. Our new location is at the same address as the former one; 67 West Street, Brooklyn, NY. We are now located in unit 203 - 2nd floor, just around the corner from the old space.