Paint like dreaming:
addison adams, chris deriso, nico marulanda
Curated by Karen Tauches
FEBRUARY 21 - APRIL 4
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 6-9 pm
ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY, MARCH 30, 3pm
Dreams are the language of the unconscious mind, unique to each individual. The Swan Coach House Gallery presents an exhibition of three emerging artists who process their waking lives through a prolific free-flow of imagery. Each demonstrates a painting and drawing practice that acts like dreaming, mixing abstract and literal elements into distinct personal styles of expression.
Addison Adams’ painterly and playful abstractions are oddly figurative,but cleverly smeared beyond recognition. Larger paintings are informed by cartoon-like sketches of bodies and objects. Often, a storyboard element appears at the bottom of his artworks, with fuzzy linear squares denoting a hidden narrative.
Intense, emotionally sensitive, and excited about art, Chris Deriso is always channeling work. Like an “outsider” or “visionary” artist, he states that he co-creates with his imagination, allowing imagery to flow through him from some other place.
As an artist who has recently come out as transgender, Nico Marulanda works out fantasy, fears, and personal freedom on paper. Her art-making functions as a safety zone of watery aesthetics, mysterious narratives, and serenity.
All three artists work in a non-linear fashion, allowing the voice of their inner psychologies to express. As Carl Jung said in his famous Red Book, “Dreams are the speech of my soul.”
Image: Addison Adams, Untitled, 27” x 22,” 2018
2018-19 EMERGING ARTIST AWARD RECIPIENT CURTIS AMES: less than more
With EAA Finalists Robert Chamberlin, Krista Clark, Sonya Yong James, and Christina Price Washington
April 11 - May 16
OPENING RECEPTION: THURSDAY, APRIL 11, 6-9pm
ARTIST TALK: SATURDAY, APRIL 13, 3pm