Adam Parker Smith
Based in: Brooklyn
Last summer, Adam Parker Smith coated the walls of artist residency Blue Sky Project in Dayton, Ohio with jelly beans, jewelry, plastic flowers and fruits for an installation piece entitled This Side of Paradise (I Lost All My Money in the Great Depression and All I Got Was This Room). His contribution to Post Acid at Small Black Door in Ridgewood in April: a cluster of shiny balloons inside an inflatable paddling pool floated to the ceiling, their strings bobbing down into the center of the space. At his solo at Gallery Zidouin in Luxembourg earlier in the year, a fan flapped the human hair of three identical women across their photo-printed-on-canvas faces. Highly diverse in his practice, the Brooklyn-based artist, who spent part of the year creating work at the AIRspace Residency at Abrons Art Center in the Lower East Side and the Wave Hill Winter Residency Program in the Bronx, gave work in all manner of media to group shows at Ever Gold Gallery in San Francisco, Carmichael Gallery in Los Angeles and New York, and Meulensteen Gallery, Bobby Redd Project Space and Andrew Freedman House in New York, before returning to Ever Gold for a solo in November. Solos at Storefront Bushwick and LaMontagne Gallery in Boston and a group show at New York's Lu Magnus, which he also curated, are just some of the projects he has planned for 2013.
Above: Adam Parker Smith, Untitled (Kanye Shutter Shades), 2012, Ever Gold Gallery, San Francisco