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Photo courtesy of Adah Rose Gallery.

Photo courtesy of Adah Rose Gallery.

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Opening Reception: Saturday, January 17 from 6:30pm to 8:30pm

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Jim Condron uses surprising materials to create three dimensional works that combine both painting and sculpture.   Jim’s work is steeped in art history and he draws extensively from 15th and 16th century Italian painters as well as contemporary “Casualists.” Jim’s works are small and often fetish-y.  Jim uses a bit of frivolity and lavishness in choosing his materials, intuitively responding to color first and texture second. His newest works are an attempt at a mature “Provisional” painting style which combines a study of the past and a desire for playfulness and incongruity of materials.

Jim Condron is a Baltimore, MD based artist who earned his MFA at the Maryland Institute College of Art (2004) and a BA in Art and English from Colby College.  He studied at the New York Studio School of Drawing, Painting and Sculpture. Jim has studied with Rohini Ralby, his mentor, since 1993. He is the recent recipient of an Edward Albee Foundation Fellowship and was a semi-finalist for the Sondheim prize this year. Jim has shown in many national and international galleries and museums and his works are in the public collections of The Basil and Elise Goulandris Foundation in Greece, the Long Beach Art Museum, the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art, and Gakushuin University in Tokyo Japan. Jim showed at PULSE Miami, PULSE New York and the Silicon Valley Art Fair. This is his first show with Adah Rose Gallery.

Kristen Liu draws inspiration for her paintings from contemporary life.  She loves the work of artists David Hockney, Alex Katz and Grandma Moses.  Her works are funny, macabre, hip, sexy and charming.  Kristen loves architecture, Polly Pockets, bright palettes and has a fascination with serial killers. She often depicts her figures as nudes because she enjoys painting bodies. Kristen is fascinated with the aesthetics of violence, sex and blood in much the same way a filmmaker like Quentin Tarantino or a TV show like True Detective might be. She is a pacifist but cathartically engages with things she finds equally abhorrent and fascinating.

Kristen Liu lives in Brooklyn NY and received her BFA in 2013 from the Pratt Institute. She has shown in numerous group shows with upcoming shows in New York, LA, and Korea.  She was awarded the Nancy Lee Rhodes Roberts Scholarship from the Society of Illustrators. Kristen currently works as a studio assistant at Mid-Mark Studio where she creates limited edition oil prints for Chuck Close. This is her first show with Adah Rose Gallery.

Gallery Hours:

  • Thursday-Sunday: 12 to 5:30pm or by appointment

Adah Rose Gallery is located at 3766 Howard Ave., Kensington, MD. For more information call 301-922-0162 or visit www.adahrosegallery.com.

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