BASEL.- Von Bartha
announced representation of American artist Marina Adams in Switzerland. Von Bartha will present Deep Breathing, a solo exhibition of new paintings by Adams at its S-chanf space this Summer, 8 July 25 September 2021.
Stefan von Bartha, Director said: Marina Adams' paintings have immediately absorbed me in the most fascinating and unique way. I am therefore deeply fortunate to welcome her to the gallery programme.
Based between New York and Parma in northern Italy, Marina Adams is known for her dynamic, abstract works which explore colour, form and movement, featuring vibrantly coloured interlocking shapes and lines. Often large in scale, Adams practice draws inspiration from a range of subjects including architecture, ceramic and textiles, from the richly patterned rugs of Morocco to the Moorish tiles found in the Alhambra Palace in Spain. Adams practice is notable for its skillful use of colour, which is combined with form to create a sense of movement and rhythm in her work. On closer inspection, large expanses of colour reveal brushstrokes and drips from the application of the paint.
Marina Adams(b.1960) is a painter based in NYC, Bridgehampton, NY and Parma Italy. She earned degrees from Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, PA and Columbia University, New York, NY. Upcoming solo exhibitions include Wild Is Its Own Way, Stephen Friedman Gallery, London (September 2021) and Works on Paper (2016-2021), Stephen Friedman Gallery (June 2021). Recent solo exhibitions include The Journal Gallery, New York, NY (March 2021); FOCUS: Marina Adams, The Modern Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX (November 2020); Anemones at Salon 94 Bowery, NYC, which was accompanied by her monograph (2019); and The Secret of Greek Grammar at Larsen Warner Gallery in Stockholm, Sweden. Current group exhibitions include Affinities for Abstraction: Artists on Eastern Long Island 1950 to 2020, Parrish Art Museum, NY; and Shapes, Alexander Berggruen, NYC. Adamsis a 2016 recipient of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Fellowship, and received the 2018 Award of Merit Medal for Painting from the American Academy of Arts and Letters.