FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact Shooting Gallery – Justin Giarla
Shooting Gallery Presents:
Shooting Gallery is pleased to present new works by watercolor artist, Adam Lister. In this new body of work, titled Wet Geometry, the artist expands on his Star Wars series as well as reinterpreting old masters, and was inspired by his love for geometric abstraction, color field painting and old school digital graphics. The opening reception will be held on October 11 from 7 pm to 11 pm. The exhibition will be on view through November 1, 2014 and is free and open to the public.
New York artist, Adam Lister creates 8-Bit inspired watercolor paintings based on iconic artwork, movies and games. Lister showcases his proficient technical ability in watercolors through the creation of strong lines through bordering colors; an impressive task considering the difficulty of this medium. Lister also creates 3D printed versions of his watercolor images, using full color sandstone.
In his latest body of geometric watercolors, Wet Geometry, Lister aims to breakdown, rearrange and reference iconic images from art history and pop culture. By flattening out and simplifying the referred images, he uses an angular method of visual processing to restructure and recompose familiar images. Lister’s curiosity in deciphering visual language fuels his artwork. Drawn to the hand-made and transparent qualities watercolors hold, Lister juxtaposes the medium’s soft washes of color with rigid drawing to render visually interesting compositions.
Adam Lister was born and raised in Virginia. In 2003 he received a Bachelor of Fine Art from the School of Visual Arts in NYC. After graduating, he practiced his art in Brooklyn for nearly a decade until he moved back to Virginia and opened his own gallery, the Adam Lister Gallery. He now resides in Beacon, New York where he is a full time artist.
Interview with Adam Lister
Interview with owner/founder/curator Justin Giarla
High-resolution images available upon request
Opening Reception – Saturday, October 11, 7-11 pm
On View Through November 1, 2014
@ Shooting Gallery (www.shootinggallerysf.com)
886 Geary Street, San Francisco, CA 94109