The First To Leave, 2012
Acrylic and Ink on Paper; 12’ x 12’
About the Work
My images shift along a spectrum that begs question regarding their origin as created or discovered. In compendium, they are a strange codex that makes suggestions and propositions for a deliberately obscured narrative; based in personal experience and the fantastic imagination. I am strongly influenced by both science and science-fiction, so this is a tale that is both revelatory and obscure; and I am most interested in the space between where probabilities and possibilities come to blur and flourish. The transformation of images into a system and symmetry of icons and symbols, is an interaction and involvement with the ever-changing and expanding fabric of space and time, which I view as something that can be manipulated and traversed. The construction of the work is an integral aspect of it’s manifestation; I create things using primarily ink and paper, to alter, distort, disassemble, and reassemble. The goal is to communicate something that is at once intimate and universal, and to articulate a bridge between the cosmic and terrestrial.
About the Artist
Adimando holds a BFA (‘05)from the Tyler School of Art at Temple University and MFA (‘09) from the Rhode Island School of Design. He is currently part-time faculty in Printmaking and Drawing at RISD, and adjunct faculty in Printmaking at Montserrat College of Art. He was awarded the Temple University prize to study in Rome, Italy, the Frogman's Print and Paper Workshop scholarship, a two-year residency and graduate fellowship grant from Bucknell University, and a graduate study grant from RISD.
His work is included in several permanent and private collections and has been exhibited locally, nationally, internationally, and recently at the Hunterdon Art Museum, the Showroom Gallery in South Carolina, and at the 17Cox exhibition space in Beverly, MA. His recent solo show, To the Moon which was reviewed in the March/April 2012 issue of Art New England. His most recent solo show, Via Satellite, was exhibited at the AS220 Project Space in downtown Providence.
More of his work can be viewed at www.johnnyadimando.com