New Work by Adam Grossi
Opening Reception: Saturday, December 15th, 7pm-10pm
Hours by appointment from
Saturday, December 15th, 2012 through January 17th, 2013.
3216 s. Morgan st. Apt 4R
Chicago, IL, 60608
Adam Grossi creates images as a response to powerful experiences and as a way of speaking back to culture. He grew up in suburban Northern Virginia in a town called Reston, a place conceived of and developed along utopian-spirited ideals. As time has gone on, those ideals have been challenged by the dominant narrative of the American pleasant life and the ensuing argument is literally encoded in the streets, the parks, and the homes. Adam approaches his work as a decoding of this perpetual conflict between the spaciousness of ideals and the confines of cultural conventions.
Householder, Adam’s exhibition of new works on paper and paintings at Sofa King, covers a wide spectrum of visual inquiry, allowing the cultural language of pleasantness to unravel through the influence of emotional upheaval, intellectual resistance, and the slow force of indeterminate observation.