Hans Alf Gallery
Wednesday, 30 June 2021 10:44

The Summer Show

The Summer Show

02.07.2021 - 31.07.2021

 

As a tribute to all the brilliant artists that Hans Alf Gallery represents, we have put together a special summer exhibition showcasing works by each of the 18 artists currently on our roster.

 

During the month of July, Hans Alf Gallery will be open Fridays, 12-17, and Saturdays, 11-16, only.

 

 

 

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Published in The Summer Show
Wednesday, 17 February 2021 12:06

Adam Parker Smith: Flight of Fancy

Adam Parker Smith: Flight of Fancy

12.03.2021 - 17.04.2021

 

Acclaimed American sculptor, Adam Park Smith, presents a series of brand new works in “Flight of Fancy”, which will be his first solo exhibition in Europe.

 

In less than a decade, Adam Parker Smith has established himself as one of the hottest sculptors on the American art scene. His style is exemplary in its combination of irony, references to popular culture, visual deception, and sublime craftsmanship. There are obvious tips of the proverbial hat to Jeff Koons in Parker Smith’s work, but they also hold an ambiguity and a conceptual gravitas, which you would not necessarily associate with Koons.

 

The driving force for Adam Parker Smith is an ongoing ambition of imbuing lightness with weight and making the ephemeral last. A particular focus has been on inflatable objects such as balloons, airbeds, and pool toys, which he combines in new ways or places in awkward settings, models, casts in concrete or epoxy resin, paints, and processes so meticulously that eventually even the trained eye cannot tell them from the real thing. In his exhibition with Hans Alf Gallery, Parker Smith presents us with a contrapposto pool float, a sleeping bag sarcophagus and a giant pyramid of glossy Valentine’s Day hearts among other things. Throw-away society meets high culture in “Flight of Fancy”.

 

Adam Parker Smith holds an MFA from the Tylor School of Art at Temple University, Pennsylvania. He has shown works in Copenhagen with his American gallery as part of their presentation at ENTER Art Fair, but “Flight of Fancy” will be his first solo exhibition on Danish soil – and for that matter on the continent as a whole.

 

 

Published in Flight of Fancy
Wednesday, 09 December 2020 13:42

Adam Parker Smith

Adam Parker Smith, USA

Adam Parker Smith (b. 1978) is a New York based sculptor. He attended Tyler School of Art in Philadelphia and has exhibited widely in the US as well as internationally in both galleries and museums.

 

In recent years, Adam Parker Smith has become a prominent name on the international art scene. His sculptures, while giving the appearance of being mere ready-mades of flimsy balloons and inflatable pool floats, are in fact deceptively sturdy constructions of steel, bronze, resin and fiberglass. As a result, Smith’s practice reaches an almost surreal state: the depicted objects, wry and misplaced balloons seemingly deflating before one’s eyes, are instead solid and everlasting sculptures in disguise.

 

Adam Parker Smith has exhibited with prominent galleries such as The Hole in New York, Honor Fraser in L.A. and Galerie Sho Contemporary in Tokyo, and his works have been displayed at numerous institutions such as The Brooklyn Museum and The Times museum in Guangzhou, China. Smith’s work has been written about in The New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, Art in America, The Village Voice, ArtForum.com, Modern Painters, The Boston Globe, The New Yorker, The New York Post and many more.

 

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Published in Adam Parker Smith

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