Brian Adam Douglas "How to Disappear Completely" @ Andrew Edlin Gallery, NYCJuxtapoz // Thursday, 19 Sep 2013
Andrew Edlin Gallery is pleased to present How to Disappear Completely, a solo exhibition of collages and drawings by Brian Adam Douglas (aka to some of our readers as Elbow Toe, featured in Juxtapoz printed pages and online over the year). The show, which runs through October 26, 2013, is the artist’s first with the gallery, and Douglas’ first solo in New York.
What is different about the works in How to Disappear Completely is that the human figures Douglas depicts, which have previously dominated his works, have receded in scale and are now subsumed by his landscapes that take foreground precedence. As a result, the viewer falls farther and farther back from the pictorial event itself. It’s a distance that seems as psychological as it is physical, as if the artist has found a way to step back from the world as a way of stepping into it.
Brian Adam Douglas was born in Dallas in 1972, and received his BFA from the School of Visual Arts, New York, in 1994. Previous solo exhibitions include Black Rat Projects (2011), London, and the Warrington Museum (2010), Warrington, UK.