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Between the Bars

Artist
Adam Liam Rose
Price
$31.00
Date
2021
Publisher
GenderFail
Format
Artists' Books
Length
52 pp
Genre
Drawing, Performance Art, LGBTQ2S+, Risograph
Description

Between the Bars is a volume containing 30 graphite drawings created by artist Adam Liam Rose. The drawings replicate a performance work Rose made in 2013 titled “Soragim,” where they built and occupied the in-between space of a freestanding window and its bars. Rose then wove white yarn between the bars until disappearing into a field of white. Likewise, the drawings progress from 1 to 30 as a line of thread weaves through ornamental window bars, eventually creating a wall of woven line across the page. Rose reimagines the windowsill as a performative site—almost as an actor on the stage. This “queer” space is a meditation on time and place, knowing and unknowing, a safe space of both comfort and discomfort.

Adam Liam Rose (b. 1990 | he/they) is an interdisciplinary artist working across sculpture, drawing, video and installation. Born in Jerusalem and raised mostly in the United States, his works investigate the aesthetic systems of power embedded within architecture. Rose draws inspiration from political realities in Israel / Palestine and the United States, often looking to structures of separation and control whose intentions either manifest outright, or slither beneath the surface. His works navigate ideas around artifact, “history,” and collective memory, uncovering how these distinct categories coalesce into feelings of place or “placeness.” Utilizing and subverting utilitarian materials including paper, textiles, and plywood, he creates a space for dialogue between the permanent and the ephemeral, the physical body, and the history embedded in objects.

Rose has exhibited at museums and institutions including the Jewish Museum (New York, NY), the Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL), Marinaro Gallery (New York, NY), Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL), Sullivan Galleries (Chicago, IL), Ortega Y Gasset Projects (Brooklyn, NY), and the Pfizer Building (New York, NY), to name a few. He was a fellow at the Bronx Museum of the Arts’ AIM Program, the Art & Law Program in New York, and is a recipient of an Artis Contemporary Residency Grant. Rose was awarded artist residencies at Triangle Arts Association (Brooklyn, NY), Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), A-Z West: Institute of Investigative Living (Joshua Tree, CA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Chicago Artists Coalition’s HATCH Residency (Chicago, IL). He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (‘12) and an MFA from Columbia University School of the Arts (‘17). Rose joined as co-director at artist run gallery Ortega y Gasset Projects in 2019. He lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

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