Published by Salon 94. Foreword by Jeanne Greenberg Rohatyn. Poem by Norma Cole. Conversation with Alex Bacon.
This book spans nearly a decade of New York–based Marina Adams’ (born 1960) painting practice, culling and sequencing pages of images to highlight her bold pattern shifts. Fluently pushing color into form, Adams creates undulating shapes that reveal a powerful internal rhythm beneath their surface simplicity. Her work bears a Matisse-like connection to the intricate patterns of textiles as well as the rich designs of Moroccan rugs—and, for that matter, those by Sonia Delaunay. Another inspiration for the artist has been Moorish mosaics, such as the tessellated walls in the Alhambra palace in Granada, Spain, and the silhouettes of the ancient Greek caryatids which support the roof of the porch of the Erechtheion on the Athenian Acropolis. Painting by painting, the secret origami of Adams’ visual language unfolds as a favorite color travels across miles of canvas, absorbing rogue pigments along the way.
PUBLISHER Salon 94
BOOK FORMAT Hardcover, 9 x 11 in. / 152 pgs / 87 color.
PUBLISHING STATUS Pub Date 7/23/2019 Active
DISTRIBUTION D.A.P. Exclusive Catalog: FALL 2019 p. 145
PRODUCT DETAILS ISBN 9781645708247TRADE List Price: $45.00 CDN $62.00 GBP £40.00
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Published by Karma, New York. Text by Charles Bernstein.
This portfolio-style monograph by New York–based painter Marina Adams draws from Bernini’s sculpture “The Ecstasy of Saint Teresa” and Picasso’s study of the Weeping Woman for “Guernica.” The juxtaposing of these images--one of ecstasy, the other of agony--inspired Adams' diptych spreads of vibrating forms and vivid color.