The Longest Day
Folk Art and the Contemporary Practice of Adam du Shole
Event Types: Visual Arts
Jul 14, 2023 6:00 PM — Aug 26, 2023 4:00 PM
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Art & Light Gallery
Art & Light Gallery is pleased to announce The Longest Day, a solo exhibition of work by Greenville, SC artist Adam du Shole, launching on the Art & Light Gallery website at www.artandlightgallery.com/exhibitions and in the Art & Light Annex on Friday, July 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM.
Adam du Shole constructs large scale wood-cut sculptures in a bright palette of primaries that recall the visual language of traditional folk art. He thinks of the work as an inventory of artifacts that represent a collective history, one that he navigates with uncertainty about the future while reconciling a tenuous relationship with history. The familiarity of shape and color in DuShole’s work can, at first glance, be taken in as simple tchotchke. But as a deeper connection to mythology, folklore, and superstition emerges, the work becomes a candid examination of the rituals and practices that define cultural identity and tradition.
Du Shole, whose work is influenced as much by current trends in street art and animation as it is by the history of anthropology and folk art, states, “The work included in The Longest Day exhibition provides a new context for ideas that have often been relegated to peripheral spaces or overlooked as simple tchotchke. With shape and form that fluctuates between painting and sculpture, I examine mythology as a manifestation of humanity’s ability to anthropomorphize even the smallest facets of the natural world.”
Join Adam du Shole at the Art & Light Annex (1211 Pendleton Street, Greenville, SC 29611) for an artist reception as part of First Fridays on July 14 from 6:00 - 8:00 PM EST to celebrate this new collection. The Art & Light Annex is open by appointment Tuesday - Saturday. If you’re interested in receiving the first look invitation to purchase artwork, please reach out to subscribe to the gallery VIP list at artandlightgallery.com/contact.