London Paint Club

Stephen Friedman Gallery – Marina Adams: Wild Is Its Own Way

Gallery 1: 25-28 Old Burlington St, W1S 3AN - (17 September - 30 October, 2021)
Marina Adams, Native Sun, 2020, Acrylic on linen, 223.5 x 198 cm, (88 x 78in). © The Artist, Image Courtesy of Stephen Friedman Gallery

American artist Marina Adams presents the second instalment of her two-part exhibition at Stephen Friedman Gallery on 17 September 2021. ‘Wild Is Its Own Way’ focuses on new and recent large-scale paintings created over the last two years. Expansive in scale, Adams’ work explores colour, form and movement in a bold unabashed fashion. This presentation of Adams’ paintings will continue during Frieze London and until 30 October 2021. This project follows Adams’ highly acclaimed solo exhibition at Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth, Dallas, Texas in autumn 2020.

Investigating the power of paint, line and colour, Adams sketches compositions in charcoal before allowing experimentation whilst working. Her paintings are a study in contrasts and unlikely pairings. Adams approaches her work with a startling minimal colour palette deployed with maximum energy. She brings into play meticulous organization offset by improvisation. Adams observes and absorbs her environment to depict powerful abstract images with a subtle strength and passion.

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