John Adelman Art Exhibit Set for Matteson-Parrish Gallery at Montgomery College

Published on: August 13, 2007

Montgomery College’s Center for the Arts is proud to present the artwork of John Adelman Washed Drawings from August 20-September 14 in the Mary Matteson-Parrish Gallery, with an opening reception on Tuesday, September 4, from 12-2 p.m. John Adelman will make a special presentation at 12:15 p.m. for the guests attending the opening reception.

Adelman has recently exhibited his work at Holly Johnson Gallery in Dallas, Commerce Street Artists’ Gallery in Houston, and Stafford Gallery in Denton. He also exhibited his work in several group shows. Some exhibits included Bradbury Gallery at Arkansas State University, Williams Tower Gallery in Houston, and Gallery HWY 90 in Marfa, TX.

The exhibit is explained by Adelman as “a further conceptual advancement of the erased drawing, showcasing a willingness to eradicate a surface, comprised of tens if not hundreds of hours of work. A surface once rich in density and expressiveness through the continual build up of layered gel ink, is washed away to redistribute the previously attained density, therein producing a lower contrast of color and value and establishing an overall lower key drawing. The surface becomes physically abraded, wrinkled, punctured and torn. Additionally, the work has the capacity to move toward a three-dimensional heading as well.”

Adelman is excited about providing his work in the Matteson-Parrish Art Gallery due to its intimate space. He has brought several students to the teaching gallery to explore the work of other artists.

“The work (showcased in the Washed Drawings exhibit) is a visual representation of a quantity of immense proportions, and consists of three elements: a single resource, a constant and a variable.” Students will be able to learn more about the art work during Adelman’s gallery presentation on September 4.
                       
Gallery hours are Monday-Friday, from 10 a.m.-5 p.m. For more information regarding the exhibit, call Amy Cooper at (936) 273-7021.

For more information about Montgomery College, visit montgomery.lonestar.edu, or call (936) 273-7000. Montgomery College is located at 3200 College Park Drive, approximately one-quarter mile west of I-45 between Conroe and The Woodlands.

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