Congralutions to Derrick on his show at Stony Island Arts Bank that finished this week. Vigo will be showing these works and new collages at the Armory in March 2017 before they travel on for his solo show at MCA Denver.
Orbiting Us #8, 2017
121.9 x 121.9 cm
48 x 48 inches
Adams’s Future People solo exhibition is a multifaceted experience combining large scale two dimensional works on paper mimicking spaceship windows with galactic scenes, a video projection animating the objects included in the collages, sculpture installation referencing a space station control center with an added live DJ set component featured opening night and throughout the run of show. The installation as a space for social engagement will also be a haven for public programming; film screenings, conversations and entertainment surrounding the theme of exhibition.
This exhibition will utilizes Stony Island Arts Bank's archive by incorporating or make reference to images, music and text from Johnson Publishing publisher of Ebony and Jet magazine, University of Chicago Glass Lantern Slides: Art and Architectural history from the Paleolithic to Modern eras Edward J. Williams Collection objects of “negrobilia and Frankie Knuckles Records: “Godfather of House Music,” Frankie Knuckles’ vinyl collection with a focus on the past, present and future ideas depicting black culture’s long interests in futurism and it’s roots to Africa. The installations as a whole imagines the future as a place of discovery and adventure. The driving concept for this installation is inspired by Sun Ra’s “Space Is The Place” documentary, and the television series, Star Trek. It also acknowledges the AfroFuturism movement fusing elements of Sci Fi and the African American narrative with contemporary culture.
2017: Derrick Adams 'Future People' Collage works, Video Projection, Sculpture Installation and Performance @ Stony Island Arts Bank (June 6- September 18, 2017)