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“Where I’m From” recent series of oil paintings solo exhibition @baltcityhallgallery Sept 20 . #Repost @theartnewspaper.official ・・・ Derrick Adams's celebration of his beginnings in Baltimore comes at a time when President Donald Trump has disparaged the city, labeling it a “disgusting, rat and rodent-infested mess” where “no human being would want to live”. 10 portraits inspired from images from a family photo album will go on show next month at @baltcityhallgallery To read more click the link in our story #derrickadams

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#themoodimin #oneofmyfav #galerieannedevillepoix #inparis #frommyachives . Human Structures Projecting 2013, mixed media collage on paper, 50in x 72in

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Open up and let the good vibes in . #Repost 📸@matteich ・・・ Derrick Adams, Captiva, Florida, July 15, 2019. #Captiva #Florida #SayHelloToEverybodyOK @derrickadamsny @rauschenbergresidency

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This week I had one of the most emotionally moving experiences as a film crew shadowed me while I returned to my grade school Edgecomb Circle elementary and Park Heights neighborhood of Baltimore city where it all started. My kindergarten courtyard and first art classroom. Thank you Ms. Wilson 💥🙏🏿💥 . Interview will first air on Charm TV Baltimore this fall concurrent with my solo exhibition at The Gallery, Baltimore City Hall curator: ⬇️ See you there . #Repost @flickeria_kirk ・・・ I have been hanging with this amazing guy and artist, Derrick Adams. We are filming a special project for his upcoming exhibition "Where I'm From" at The Gallery in Baltimore City Hall. Opening Reception is Friday, September 20th at 6PM. #seeyouinthero

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Captured moment at #rauschenbergresidency . #Repost 📸 @matteich ・・・ Derrick Adams, Captiva, Florida, July 15, 2019. #Captiva #Florida #SayHelloToEverybodyOK @derrickadamsny @rauschenbergresidency

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Figure in the Urban Landscape, 2019 (acrylic paint, ink, graphite, grip tape, model cars, fabric collage, on wood panel) 48" x 72" x 3" . #sheready #goingplaces #womanonthego #trafficlight #streetviews

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They should call it artfun instead of artwork. Haha It was 5 weeks of well needed away time with some pretty awesome creatives. #beachlife . #Repost @rauschenbergresidency ・・・ A look back at #Residency39... Multidisciplinary visual artist Derrick Adams poses with mixed media collage pieces he worked on in the Beach Studio during his time at the residency. Fellow artists, staff, and community members enjoyed seeing the work displayed at the Open Studio the artists hosted during their final week. The collages will become part of a larger installation for an upcoming exhibition. Photo by @markpoucherphotography #rauschenbergresidency #artistcommunity #artistresidency #collage #art #artist #beachstudio #derrickadams

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@wavehill . Figuring the Floral, Summer Exhibitions Opening Reception SUNDAY, JULY 21, 2:30–4:30PM Join us for the opening reception of exhibitions in Glyndor Gallery, the Sunroom Project Space and Wave Hill House . Figuring the Floral features artists who employ flowers to explore representations of identity—constructing narratives on race, ethnicity, class, gender, sexual orientation, and aging. The exhibition includes paintings, collages, drawings, sculptures and an outdoor installation . Artists: Derrick Adams, Nicole Awai, Bahar Behbahani, Christian Ruiz Berman, Sanford Biggers, Cecile Chong, Max Colby, Abigail DeVille, Valerie Hegarty, Christopher K. Ho and Kevin Zucker, Diana Lozano, Natalia Nakazawa, Ebony G. Patterson, Bundith Phunsombatlert, Lina Puerta, Simonette Quamina, David Rios Ferreira, Alexandria Smith, Katherine Toukhy, Lina Iris Viktor, William Villalongo and Saya Woolfalk

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. . #DerrickAdams Figure in the Urban Landscape 40, 2019 (Acrylic paint, pencil, ink, fabric on paper collage, grip tape, model cars, on wood panel) 60in. x 60in. x 3 in.

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. . #DerrickAdams Figure in the Urban Landscape 39, 2019 (Acrylic paint, pencil, ink, fabric on paper collage, grip tape, model cars, on wood panel) 48in. x 60in. x 3 in.

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#toindependence #juneteenth #july4th . Floater 84, 2019 mixed media collage on paper 25in x 25in . #derrickadams #derrickadamsny

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#wednesdaysmood . Black American Gothic, 2013 mixed media collage on paper 50 in x 50 in . #collage #multidisciplinaryartist #fromthearchive #derrickadams #derrickadamsny #deconstructionworker

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Figure in the Urban Landscape, 2019 (acrylic paint, ink, graphite, grip tape, model cars, fabric on paper collage, on wood panel) 25" x 25" x 3"

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In great company at 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival- Gather Leaders Across Politics, Business, the Arts, Science, and More . June 27th Sotheby's Presents: Says Who? Cultural Value and Validation in the 21st Century . Michael Govan @lacma, Charlotte Burns @charlieburnsnyc , Roberta Smith @robertasmithnyt, Derrick Adams

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On my way>>>> 2019 Aspen Ideas Festival to Gather Leaders Across Politics, Business, the Arts, Science, and More . June 27th Sotheby's Presents: Says Who? Cultural Value and Validation in the 21st Century . Michael Govan @lacma, Charlotte Burns @charlieburnsnyc , Roberta Smith @robertasmithnyt,, Derrick Adams . Who gets to define culture, and who gets to create it? Who decides what’s in and what’s out, what’s valuable and what’s worthless? In a discussion with The New York Times co-chief art critic Roberta Smith, Los Angeles County Museum of Art’s Michael Govan, and artist Derrick Adams, we’ll examine how society forms a consensus about which objects and stories we save, and which we discard — and, ultimately, who controls culture today. Moderated by In Other Words editor Charlotte Burns.

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“Floater 54”, 2017 Acrylic and pencil on paper 25in x 25in #derrickadams #derrickadamsny

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. . #DerrickAdams Figure in the Urban Landscape 38, 2019 (Acrylic paint, pencil, ink, fabric on paper collage, grip tape, model cars, on wood panel) 36 in. x 28 in. x 3 in.

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All about community and happy to be a part of the branding for this important program at Schomburg Center for Research in Black Culture. This image from my “Figures In The Urban Landscape” series will be featured on promotional material and gift items to support the festival . #Repost @schomburgcenter ・・・ We are excited to host our first Schomburg Center Literary Festival on June 29, 10 am - 6 pm. Keep a look out on IG and FB for some of our schedule announcements on @schomburglive We are thrilled to follow in a long tradition of visual artists lending their talents to amplify the works of literary figures—think Langston Hughes & Aaron Douglas, Sonia Sanchez & Ademola Olugebefola, and recently Akwaeke Emezi & ruby onyinyechi amanze. Thank you @derrickadamsny for use of “Figure in the Urban Landscape 28 2018.” The image in this instance reminds us that books are a vehicle for traversing histories and geographies, where we can mingle with new ideas and narratives. #readblklit #schomburglitfest #blackarts #readabook #historicalliteracy

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Looking forward to this 5 week residency @rauschenbergresidency with this amazing group of creatives. Those who know me know I ain’t really resting tho 🏆👑🥇I’m gonna try. Haha . #Repost @rauschenbergresidency ・・・ Today we welcome the artists of Residency 39! #rauschenbergresidency #residency39 #artistcommunity #artistresidency #art . #Repost @rauschenbergresidency ・・・ Today we welcome the artists of Residency 39! #rauschenbergresidency #residency39 #artistcommunity #artistresidency #art

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The Ins and Outs: Figures In The Urban Landscape @rhonahoffmangallery view thru 7/6 . Figure in the Urban Landscape 29, 2019 (acrylic paint, ink, graphite, grip tape, model cars, fabric on paper collage, on wood panel) 47 5/8" x 72" x 3 1/2"

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The Ins and Outs: Figures In The Urban Landscape @rhonahoffmangallery on view 7/6 . Figure in the Urban Landscape 29, 2019 (acrylic paint, ink, graphite, grip tape, model cars, fabric on paper collage, on wood panel) 25" x 25" x 3"

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Pop Stars! Popular Culture and Contemporary Art at 21c Lexington @21chotels . Opening Reception Thursday, June 6, 6-8pm Featuring an evening with Derrick Adams . 46 International Artists Illuminate the legacy of 20th-century Pop Art and the influence of historical iconography in today’s celebrity-obsessed, media-driven culture On view through May 2020 . Highlighting the representation of the politicians, performers, and athletes we love and loathe, the consumer brands we eat, drink and wear, Pop Stars! examines the dominance of the popular in the current visual culture through the work of forty-six artists. Curated by 21c Museum Director Alice Gray Stites this multi-media selection of work features artists Derrick Adams, Sanford Biggers, Nick Cave, R. Luke DuBois, Titus Kaphar, Fahamu Pecou, Laurel Nakadate, Ryder Ripps, Deborah Roberts, Mickalene Thomas, Hank Willis Thomas, Kehinde Wiley, Robert Wilson, and many others. . “As the real and the virtual increasing collide, boundaries between art and media increasingly blur,” says Chief Curator Alice Gray Stites. “The artists featured in this exhibition cull from the canon of art history, mine the mass media, and scour the streets and screens where we live and dream today. From this they reframe fantasy and history, enshrining the everyday, and presenting the viewer with transformative ways of reflecting on today’s consumer culture.

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In good company 👑🏆🥇🖤 @somersethouse . #Repost @yinka_ilori ・・・ GET UP STAND UP NOW Jun 12- Sept 15, 2019 Curated by @zakove Exhibition Design: Yinka Ilori Graphic Design: Here Design A major new exhibition celebrating the past 50 years of Black creativity in Britain and beyond. Artists include: A Guy Called Gerald, Abe Odedina, Adjaye Associates, Ajamu, Alexis Peskine, Althea McNish, Anthea Hamilton, Anthony Joseph, Armet Francis, Aubrey Williams, Barbara Walker, Barby Asante, Barkley L. Hendricks, Benji Reid, Betye Saar, Black Audio Film Collective - John Akomfrah, Bradford Young, Caleb Femi, Campbell Addy, Carrie Mae Weems, Charlie Phillips, Che Lovelace, Chris Leacock (Jillionaire/Major Lazer), Chris Ofili, Cooly G, Cosmo Whyte, David A. Bailey, David Hammons, Deborah Roberts, Dennis Bovell, Denzil Forrester, Derrick Adams, Don Letts, Ebony G. Patterson, Elizabeth Colomba, Emheyo Bahabba ‘Embah’, Errol Lloyd, Faisal Abdu'Allah, Franklyn Rodgers, Gaika, Gary Simmons, Glenn Ligon, Gordon Parks, Grace Nichols, Grace Wales Bonner, Hank Willis Thomas, Hassan Hajjaj, Helen Cammock, Hew Locke, Horace Ové, Hurvin Anderson, Ishmahil Blagrove, Jay Bernard, Jazzie B, Jenn Nkiru, Julie Mehretu, Kehinde Wiley, Keith Piper, Kenyatta A.C. Hinkle, Larry Achiampong, Lavar Munroe, Lezley Saar, Libita Clayton, Lina Iris Viktor, Linton Kwesi Johnson, LR Vandy, Lubaina Himid, Marlene Smith, Marlon James, Martine Rose, Maud Sulter, Merle Van den Bosch, Mickalene Thomas, Mowalola Ogunlesi, Nari Ward, Neil Kenlock, Nick Cave, Niyi Olagunju, Normski, Oliver Hardt, Patrick Betaudier, Paul A. Smith, Paul Maheke, Pauline Black, Peter Doig, Phoebe Boswell, Rashid Johnson, Rhea Storr, Richard Mark Rawlins, Ronald Moody, Ronan McKenzie, Sanford Biggers, Satch Hoyt, Selina Nwulu, Shabaka Hutchings, Sonia Boyce, Stephen Burks, Steve McQueen, Thick/er Black Lines, Thomas J. Price, Umar Rashid (Frohawk Two Feathers), Vanley Burke, Victor Ekpuk, Yinka Shonibare CBE, Young Fathers, Zadie Smith, Zak Ové, Zanele Muholi, Zoe Bedeaux

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Chicago stay showing me love and I love the Chi 💥🙏🏾💥 . The Ins and Outs: Figures In The Urban Landscape solo exhibition @rhonahoffmangallery thru July 6 . Figure in the Urban Landscape 32, 2019 (acrylic paint, ink, graphite, grip tape, model cars, fabric on paper collage, on wood panel) 60" x 60" x 2 1/2"

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Special Birthday Shoutout to @sherrybronfman a beautiful renaissance woman. To know you is to love you. 👑❤️🏆🙌🏾🎂🥂 #beautyworld

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As one of the honorees and supporter of @wearebcs I’m thrilled to be celebrating on June 3rd all the great things they do for the community. Learn more about them . #Repost @wearebcs ・・・ “Let Brooklyn Inspire You!” We’re inspired by 3 innovators who are making a real difference in our community. On June 3, we will be honoring them at our Human Spirit Awards Gala. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Our Civic Leadership Award will be presented to Brooklyn Borough President, Eric L. Adams. Born in Brownsville & educated in the City’s public school system, Mr. Adams has continued to serve NYC residents for 3 decades. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Receiving our Arts & Culture Leadership Award is the renowned multidisciplinary Brooklyn-based artist, Derrick Adams. His work can be found in the permanent collections of prominent museums across the country. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ This year our Corporate Leader Honoree is Unilever. They're partnering with BCS on the Mobile Shower Bus Initiative, to bring the dignity of a shower to Brooklyn’s homeless. ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ Purchase tickets here (or link in bio): https://bit.ly/2CWQ58B ⠀⠀⠀⠀ ⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀⠀ #humanspiritawards #letbrooklyninspireyou #brooklyn #onebrooklyncommunity #bk #spreadlove #wherebrooklynat #brooklyngohard #nosleeptilbrooklyn #mybklyn #bklynlife #bklyn

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@diggswayne 👑🖤✊🏾Thanks for capturing me 📸 in the moment so eloquently. #blackrocksenegal What a great time . #Repost @diggswayne ・・・ Portrait of visual artist Derrick Adams at the opening at Black Rock Senegal. 5/26/19 #blackrocksenegal @derrickadamsny . My shirt @martinesdream brooklyn ny

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. . Derrick Adams The Ins and Outs: Figures in the Urban Landscape Opening 5/31 – 7/6 @rhonahoffmangallery . Rhona Hoffman is thrilled to present The Ins and Outs: Figures in the Urban Landscape, the gallery’s third solo exhibition with Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams. Speaking to a legacy of perseverance in the Black community, Adams’ new paintings unfold the twists and turns, joys and struggles of navigating life in an urban context . A continuation of Adams’ Deconstruction Worker series (2010–), the constructed portraits depict the everyday with a style drawn from Modernism and the idealized and exaggerated forms of traditional African sculpture, also taking inspiration from contemporary pop culture and vernacular scenes from the artist’s life. Rendered in a cubist style, the subjects are framed by abstracted city streets on which miniature model automobiles break free of the two-dimensional plane. The city grid speaks to the paradox of movement and progress—both individual and collective—within the confines of existing paths. Whether posed or caught in motion, the subjects are surrounded by an environment that adjusts to accommodate each individual. For Adams, the works suggest that “we are who we are because our presence is strong enough to also inform the spaces we occupy.” . With this work, Adams continues his ongoing project of creating space to imagine alternative narratives; he seeks to empower his viewers with fulfillment and dignity, proposing that awareness of one’s own cultural capital can be foundational to Black autonomy . “Figure in the Urban Landscape 30”, 2019 (acrylic paint, ink, graphite, grip tape, model cars, fabric on paper collage, on wood panel) 60" x 60" x 2 1/2"

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#kittywig #sundaymood 💅🏾✊🏾 . #Repost @friezeartfair ・・・ Brought to Frieze New York by @VigoGallery, ‘Beauty World’ is a continuation of @DerrickAdamsny’s Deconstruction Worker series. Inspired by the artist’s Brooklyn neighbourhood, his work explores black feminine empowerment, achieved through acts of versatility, camouflaging and costuming, associated with beautification and roleplaying in the public space. The work is meant to draw attention to specific social rituals - which never needed to be contextualised or understood, to be credible or worthy - to those who don’t participate. It is a celebration, highlighting the extraordinary effort of those who do take part in beautification - for any and all reasons.

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Tonight is the opening of @brooklynmfa thesis group exhibition @601_artspace . If you’re in the LES stop by say hello 👋🏾 . I recently joined the faculty at Brooklyn College Sept 2018 and I want artists to consider applying to the MFA and BFA in the future.

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👑🏆🥇 . #Repost @artinamerica ・・・ Review | Rachel Wetzler on Derrick Adams at Luxembourg & Dayan: “Adams’s work often takes up the ways in which the image of black culture and identity is shaped and refracted through mass media and entertainment. It’s no surprise, then, that the installation had the quality of a stage set, as if the furnishings had been inserted on a green screen.”⠀ Read the full review in our May issue, and on our website [link in bio]! ⠀ Pictured: View of Derrick Adams’s exhibition “Interior Life,” 2019, at Luxembourg & Dayan.⠀

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My nephew’s school is having their annual fundraiser @ps11brooklyn. I’ve donated this benefit print “Playthings” in support of it. This work along with many other artists you can purchase. . Come Join Us For an Evening of Fun, Food, and Fundraising! Raise 11 is PS11’s largest fundraiser. Now in its’s 12th year, this event is attended by hundreds of PS11 families as well as community residents, business partners, local politicians and community leaders. In 2018, we raised $85,000 to help fund diverse programs from arts and science to gardening and after school enrichment. As a fast growing Brooklyn community, this year the need is even greater. With your support we hope to make 2019 our best year ever!

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Its been a longtime in the making and I’m exciting to be including in this historical project among so many others I love and respect. I’m so proud of my good friend @asahinyc for her vision CONGRATS 👑🏆🥇🎖 . #Repost @asahinyc ・・・ Excited for the book launch this week! It’s going to be a great evening! “Join us at Studio Museum 127 to celebrate the publication of 1998–99 artist in residence Elia Alba’s new book The Supper Club. The evening will include an interactive “menu” of events including vignette-style readings by artists Dread Scott, Lorraine O’Grady, Michael Paul Britto, Nicole Awai, and Shaun Leonardo, and a special performance by artist Wanda Raimundi-Ortiz as “Chuleta.” Alba will close out the program with remarks alongside contributor Brandi T. Summers and editor Sara Reisman. Featuring critical conversations and contributions on race and visual culture, as well as fifty-eight portraits of artists of color, The Supper Club documents Elia Alba’s six-year multifaceted project addressing issues ranging from sanctuary, policing, and post-black identity to the intersectional entanglements of gender, race, and privilege. Copies of The Supper Club will be available for purchase following the program.” Hope to see you there!! ❤️🧡💛💚💙💜🖤❤️🧡💛💚#supperclubartists #bookphotography #race #eliaalba #photography #artandfood #socialjustice #community #intersectionality #loveisthemessage

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911 ( PLEASE SHARE THIS POST ) . #Repost @weeksvilleheritagecenter ・・・ Weeksville Heritage Center is in danger of closing! ✴️ Many of you know that Weeksville is an amazing black historic house museum in Crown Heights that preserves the history of one of the largest free black communities of pre-Civil War America.  The costs of operating our 23,000 square foot facility and maintaining our Historic Hunterfly Road Houses continue to rise.  The funding landscape is terrible for mainstream cultural institutions, and it’s worse for black ones like Weeksville: We may have to close our doors by July. ✴️ We’re doing everything we can to avoid that.  We’ve launched a crowdfunding campaign that, if successful, will enable us to continue to operate, and give us time to develop a plan for the future.  We MUST ensure that this important site of black history, culture and creativity is NEVER in this financially vulnerable position again.  We need your support.  Please click the LINK IN BIO, check out the full video with Brooklyn's own @bkbmg,  and help us save Weeksville and save Brooklyn’s black history! Thanks! ✴️ #SaveWeeksville #blackhistory #blackexcellence #Brooklyn #crownheights #blackbrooklyn #AmericanHistory #NYCHistory

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@vigogallery Stop By . Derrick Adams: Beauty World | Frieze New York | Focus | Stand C44 | 01 May - 05 May 2019 . Beauty World is a continuation of Adams’ Deconstruction Worker series (his ongoing body of work comprised of minimal geometric constructions of angular human figures, which serve as a comparative investigation into the physical construction of the figure). The new works are large-scale acrylic paint on paper of figures with various hairstyles and makeup painted on top of digital prints of a repeated image of a wig mannequin head . #derrickadams #vigogallery #beautyworld #faces #hair #brooklyn #friezeartfair #friezenewyork

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In Wisconsin this week just working things out. Print edition with Tandem Press 100 woodcut pieces to produce this print #selfportrait #floaterseries . #Repost @uwtandempress ・・・ We are so excited to welcome @derrickadamsny to our studio for the first time this week! Here are some shots from our first couple days of collaboration. • #derrickadams #prints #printmaking #studiovisit #visitingartist #reliefprinting #portrait #uwmadison #uwtandempress

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This past week I had the pleasure of being invited to a screening for an amazingly heartfelt movie “Sprinter” by talented filmmaker @stormsaulter @sprinterthefilm. It’s scheduled to be release to the public this week. Please support this film. You will love it believe me. ITS GREAT! . . Here are all of the confirmed cities on opening night this Wednesday 4/24 You can sill get tickets to these screenings through their website www.sprinterthefilm.com . MOVIE THEATRE LOCATION: Atlanta, GA at AMC Phipps Plaza Boston, MA at AMC Boston Common 19 Brooklyn, NY at National Amusements Linden Blvd Chicago, IL at Regal City North Stadium 14 Dallas, TX at Studio Movie Dallas Royal Lane Des Plaines, IL at AMC Rosemont Fort Lauderdale, FL at Regal Broward Stadium 12 Hartford, CT at Bow Tie Cinemas Palace 17 Houston ,TX at Regal Greenway Grand Palace Stadium 24 Los Angeles at Regal LA Live Stadium 14 Miami, FL at AMC Tamiami 18 and Regal Kendall Village Stadium 16 New York, NY at Regal E-Walk and AMC Kips Bay Ontario, CA at AMC Ontario 30 Philadelphia, PA at Landmark Ritz at the Bourse San Jose, CA at AMC Eastridge 15 West Palm Beach, FL at Regal Royal Palm Beach Stadium 18

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Brooklyn College Department of Art invites you to our annual exhibition celebrating the work created by students who have successfully completed the BFA Capstone Thesis intensive . The work is a uniquely thoughtful and an earnest display of paintings, printmaking, collage, sculpture and various forms of mixed media practice all produced during this one year period. We are extremely proud to share with you. . The BFA Capstone Thesis is a two part seminar and studio course, both fall and spring semesters of each academic year. It is the high point and  crowning achievement for student artists in the Department of Art . Opening Reception: Brooklyn College 2900 Bedford Avenue Brooklyn, NY 11210 Wed. May 1, 4-7pm Two locations: The Library Lobby and The Project Space (located in Boylan Hall, 5th floor, room 5410) . Invite design @victorromanstudios

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#archives #buildyourselfup #derrickadams . Human Structure Mending. 2011. Mixed media collage on paper. 44x30 in.

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#archives #derrickadams #uplifted . Human Structure Hoisted. 2011. Mixed media collage on paper. 44x30 in.

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#archives #staygrounded #derrickadams Human Structure Grounded. 2011. Mixed media collage on paper. 44x30 in.

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Couple weeks ago I had the pleasure of being in conversation with @nariward for artagencypartners.com with Charlotte Burns Executive editor of In Other Words 🤜🏿💥🤛🏿 . “As an artist I feel like it’s my role to bring that moment of history—that moment of doubt, frustration, of fear—into the present,” says Nari Ward in conversation with fellow artist Derrick Adams on this episode of In Other Words- visit site to listen . Ward is the subject of a major retrospective at the New Museum ("Nari Ward: We the People" until 26 May)—which spans 25 years of his work and has been heralded as “persistent and liberating” by The New York Times. The sculptor—who has been called an accumulation artist for his often large-scale work involving discarded material—has lived and worked in Harlem since the beginning of his career and uses the neighborhood as source and inspiration . Art is the perfect medium for exploring such complicated subjects as gentrification, power and the AIDS crisis, Ward says: “It should challenge, consume, maybe even disrupt—and then it should also figure out, because it is art. It is artifice. It is a safe space to consider those different moments.” Adams is the subject of two concurrent exhibitions on show in New York right now (“Derrick Adams: Interior Life” at Luxembourg & Dayan until 20 April and “Derrick Adams: New Icons” at Mary Boone Gallery until 27 April). “I thought that successful art was about penetrating the world with images that you want people to see,” he says to host Charlotte Burns. “I want to give viewers other options of looking at black American culture”, he says, especially the normalcy of “what people were doing as a break.” . Together, Ward and Adams discuss everything from God and spirituality in art, to the power and purpose of making art. They talk real estate and repression, and discuss the power of imagination and moral compassion.

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#Repost @vigogallery ・・・ Detail from Derrick Adams latest series to be shown at Frieze Art Fair in May in New York. Derrick Adams Style Variation Grid 6, 2019 Acrylic paint and graphite on digital photograph inkjet on watercolor paper 180.3 x 111.8 cm 71 x 44 inches (V04439)

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#nationalsiblingday with a very special shout out to my loving big sis, a talented author @wambuigirl love you ❤️

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‪‪ . Faculty Group Exhibition Apr 3- 19 2019‬‬ Reception Sat, April 13th 12-8pm‬‬ on view thru Open Studios weekend Brooklyn College Art Department- Project Space Boylan Hall, Room 5410 . ‬‬ ‪The Fine Art Department Project Space is an alternative to the traditional exhibition space. It is an interim destination for social engagement, intimate lectures, workshops,  performance, visual art presentation and occasional curatorial endeavors brought forth by students and faculty. ‬‬ ‪‪The primary focus of the space is to provide Brooklyn College students and faculty with a place to present their work and creative ideas outside of the classroom and traditional gallery setting. ‬‬ ‪‪It is located on the 5th floor of Baylon Hall alongside both MFA and BFA studios . Participating faculty: Derrick Adams, Arnold Brooks, Janet Carlile, Edward Coppola, Stuart Elster, Vita Eruhimovitz, Tamar Ettun, Diana Horowitz, Stephen Keltner, Ronaldo Kiel, Antone Könst, David Lantow, Thea Lanzisero, Leeanne Maxey, Jennifer Mccoy, Ted Mineo, Steve Mumford, Mario Naves, Wilfredo Ortega, Eto Otitigbe, Mitch Patrick, Archie Rand, Doug Schwab, Troy Squire and Adam Douglas Thompson

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Im a professor at Brooklyn College. This is our big spring event highlighting the students in the art department and we would love to see you all there- [please spread the word] . “ART ALL DAY” (open to the public) . Brooklyn College Department of Art , Boylan Hall 2900, Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210 Saturday, April 13, 12-8pm . Art All Day, celebrating the art created by our talented students at Brooklyn College. Participating artists include students from the Sonic Arts MFA, the Fine Art MFA and BFA and the Performance and Interactive Media Arts (PIMA) MFA programs. Work from our Fine Art faculty in a group exhibition will also be on view in our Interim Project Space in Boylan Hall 5th floor.

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Thank you @brooklynrail #JanAvgikos . @maryboonegallery “NEW ICONS” solo exhibition . — Lurking in the technical details of these paintings, in the nuances of surface and line and paint, in the undercurrents of the work, in the emojis themselves, the potential for another type of portrait eases into view, one that points in the direction of the increasing dominance of technology, living vicariously through the screen, the unruly frontier of social media and the internet, the hate and racism engendered there—and our seeming obliviousness to it all. - writer, Jan Avgikos

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Tonight I’m being honored at The SBI Gala. Special thanks to the artists who so graciously donated work- to such an amazing and deserving organization. @abstractexit @2oceans @devinbjohnson @baby_genius2 @brvdley @latoniashanee 💥🙏🏾💥 . SBI’s ANNUAL GALA Celebrating The Idea of Legacy: A Catalyst for Social Change 2019 Spotlight Award Honoree & Keynote Speaker: Derrick Adams, highly acclaimed visual artist 2019 Founder's Award Honorees: Aquenette Purnell-Hurd, former Assistant Principal at A. Philip Randolph Campus High School & SBI Board Member Nicole Charisse McShall, class of '91, Assistant Principal at APRCHS & SBI Fellow Larry Scott Blackmon, class of '92, Vice President of Community & Government Affairs at Fresh Direct & SBI Alumni Advisor Board Member

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BEAUTY WORLD solo presentation . #Repost @vigogallery ・・・ Frieze New York May 2019 - Vigo booth C44 - Focus - Derrick Adams - detail

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Thank you @frieze_magazine and @tausifnoor . For such a thoughtful review of my 2 current solo exhibitions @luxembourgdayan and @maryboonegallery . Reducible complexity is the paradox at the heart of Adams’s work. Though progress requires the slogging efforts of those who have had to justify their position in an unfair and racist society, representation alone is a Pyrrhic victory. While histories of racial violence have defined the contours of the images available in our society, the goal must be to exceed the bounds of the picture plane and aim ever-forward for depth. Derrick Adams, 'New Icons' runs at Mary Boone Gallery, New York, until 27 April 2019 and 'Interior Life' is on view at Luxembourg & Dayan, New York, until 20 April 2019 . BY TAUSIF NOOR 29 MAR 2019