Schacht Gallery presents Magic Garden a solo exhibition featuring the bizarre sculptural objects of Maine artist Adam Redd. The exhibition opens Saturday, September 28th with a reception from 5-7pm and runs through November 1, 2019.
Stepping into the gallery for Adam Redd’s solo exhibition Magic Garden will be like stepping into another world. Fanciful, eccentric, whimsical, cheeky, colorful and odd, Redd’s sculptural objects will pique curiosity while sparking distant memories of childhood discovery in the back yard. Though Redd references the vessel in many of his objects, these pieces are far from the traditional vase. Each object references something recognizable in part, bringing us to a state of familiarity that is comforting and unsettling at the same time.
About his work, Redd appropriately yet simply states “Part mushroom-fueled fantasy, part homemade lawn art. A bizarre Bosch colored landscape where glowing plants, vessels, flowers and rocks radiate. Take a trip to this magic garden.” His reference to 15th century artist Hieronymus Bosch, most known for his painting entitled “Garden of Earthly Delights” is certainly a key to help us unlock some of the mystery behind this work. It is at once delightfully fun and wonderfully mischievous.
Adam Redd earned a MFA in ceramics from Texas Tech University in 2013. He has completed residencies at Watershed Center for the Ceramic Arts and Arch Contemporary Ceramics. He currently resides in Portland, Maine where he works as a chef and continues to pursue his studio practice.