Adimando intaglios at Steel House South

Apr 07, 2018
“The Protoplast (Revisited)” is a 2018 polymer plate etching on archival paper by printmaker Johnny Adimando.

Rockland — Steel House Projects will present “Severe Solitude,” a series of new intaglio prints by artist Johnny Adimando, at Steel House South, 639 Main St. The exhibition will open with a 5 to 7 p.m. reception Saturday, April 14.

In this series of seven large-scale compositions, Adimando explores the formal dynamics related to the representation of divinity, self-imprisonment and ritual, in relation to both dogma and spirituality. By presenting an aggregate of visual information and symbology, and using complex symmetries and constructions that form elaborate spectral visions, the works suggest the otherworldly.

Adimando, currently Senior Critic in Painting and Printmaking at the Rhode Island School of Design, has developed a multimedia practice with a focus on intense detail and technical proficiency. He integrates formal print media processes into performance, photography, sculpture and video.

Adimando’s work is represented by Yellow Peril Gallery in Providence and held by public and private collections including the Philadelphia Free Library, Samek Art Gallery at Bucknell University and the Lyman Allan Museum. He is the recipient of a number of awards including, most recently, Berkshire Taconic Artist’s Fund Fellowship Grant.

“Severe Solitude” will remain on view through May 4. The gallery is open weekdays from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and by appointment. Steel House Projects is a multidisciplinary art space providing access to contemporary artists, thinkers and technologists through exhibitions, workshops, talks, events and more. To contact co-directors Alexis Iammarino and Maeve O’Regan, email gallery@rocklandsteelhouse.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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