Justin Adian

27 January - 15 March 2020
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Press release

Hybrids of painting and sculpture, Justin Adian’s sexy and adventurous wall-mounted works recall the poured polyurethane pieces of Lynda Benglis, the abstract foam sculptures of John Chamberlain, and the shaped paintings of Ellsworth Kelly. Each of Adian’s voluptuous works is composed of organic, “puffy” forms that are glossy and reflective, in colors ranging from pastel pinks and blues to deep blacks and reds. They meet, stack, intersect, cling, overlap, or cozy up. Their touch is awkward, yet sensual and fun-loving, like lovers fumbling around in bed, legs in the wrong place, kisses missed.