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Adam Thompson
updated: 03/09/2009
 
 
   
 
 
     
 
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#1020
Selections from the archive
The Archive
Flip File
#923
#707
#463
#241
#426
#1011
#780
#852
#110
#203
Rack Files
 
Portfolio Keywords:  diagrammatic, conceptual, humor, systems, repetition, process, obsessive
 
 
#1020 by Adam Thompson
#1020
pencil on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
Selections from the archive by Adam Thompson
Selections from the archive
each pencil on paper
2007-2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
The Archive by Adam Thompson
The Archive
various materials, each drawing pencil on paper
2007-2008
Dimensions variable
Flip File by Adam Thompson
Flip File
wood, aluminum, steel, foam core, and matt board, with 100 drawings, each pencil on paper
2008
48 " x  12 "  x 72 " 
#923 by Adam Thompson
#923
pencil on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
#707 by Adam Thompson
#707
pencil on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
#463 by Adam Thompson
#463
pencil on paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
#241 by Adam Thompson
#241
pencil on paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
#426 by Adam Thompson
#426
pencil on paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
#1011 by Adam Thompson
#1011
pencil on paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
#780 by Adam Thompson
#780
pencil on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
#852 by Adam Thompson
#852
pencil on paper
2008
11 " x  8.5 " 
#110 by Adam Thompson
#110
pencil on paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
#203 by Adam Thompson
#203
pencil on paper
2007
11 " x  8.5 " 
Rack Files by Adam Thompson
Rack Files
Aluminum, wood, with 600 drawings, each pencil on paper
2008
80" x  152"  x 12" 

Artist Statement
My work costumes itself in the trappings of rationality: systematization, linearity, office and library aesthetics. I make hundreds of drawings, all on the same 8.5x11" cardstock, all using the same uniform line. But upon inspection, my work is anything but rational. The archive reveals itself to be an assortment of unconnected jokes, visual puns, and odd abstractions. The tiny ideas parade absurdly along, as though confident of their purpose and place in the world. Reason turns out not to be a path toward the truth, but rather a truth factory that produces endless versions, always modifying and diversifying its products.

Artist Bio / CV
ADAM THOMPSON

138 East 4th Street, Apt. 2R
Brooklyn, NY 11218
home: (718)-686-1363
cell: (207)-749-4181
adam.douglas.thompson@gmail.com


Education:

M.F.A.    2008  Painting/Drawing     Brooklyn College

B.A.    2004  Art History        Yale University


Exhibitions (*Solo shows):

2007    *Home, Hotel St. George Press, online gallery

*The Seven Stages of Global Catastrophe, Performance piece at Dixon

Place performance space, New York, NY
     
*Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA

Artwork for collaborative performance “The Morton Umbrella Girl” at
Tonic performance space, New York, NY

2006    Too Close to Home, 510 Halsey Art Space, Brooklyn, NY
*Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
What Works, 117 West 21st St. Gallery, New York, NY

2005    *Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA
 
2004     *Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA

2003    *Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA

2002    *Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA

2001    *Adam Thompson, Dragonfly Gallery, Oak Bluffs, MA


Awards:

2007    Joan Mitchell Foundation Grant Nomination


Selected Art Criticism/Publications:

Bicycle, text by Paul Fattaruso, Hotel St. George Press, 2008

Review of Lynda Benglis + Louise Bourgeois two person exhibition, Art Papers, Vol. 31, no. 6, 2007, 73.

Review of Jonathan Meese and Tal R two person exhibition, Art Papers, Vol. 31, no. 3, 2007, 70.

Review of Doug Aiken solo exhibition, Art Papers, Vol. 31, no. 3, 2007, 69.

Review of Adam McEwen solo exhibition, Art Papers, Vol. 31, no. 1, 2007, 63-64.

Review of Pepon Osorio solo exhibition, Art Papers, Vol. 30, no. 2, 2006, 65.

Flavorpill Online Magazine – regular New York art previews, 2007
            
Art for "The Extraordinary Fecundity of Life" by Helen Phillips, (Hotel St. George Press), 2007

Art Editor, Yale Literary Magazine, 2003 - 2004