Exhibition: Absolute Zero by Adam Ball

Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art

Wed Sep 28th 2016 to Sat Oct 22nd 2016 at 19:30 until 13:00
Cyprus, PHAROS CENTRE FOR CONTEMPORARY ART, 24 Demostheni Severi Avenue , Nicosia

Event Details

The Pharos Arts Foundation is pleased to present Absolute Zero, a solo show of work from British artist Adam Ball. The exhibition includes drawings, signature paper and coloured fabric cut-outs and new raw pigment paintings. This recent body of work by Adam Ball has been evolving since first being exhibited at the Goss-Michael Foundation, US in 2014, and the Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman in 2015. In Cyprus, the exhibition will be on show from 28 September until 22 October 2016 at The Pharos Centre for Contemporary Art, before touring to the UK to be exhibited at Eton College, Windsor.

Adam Ball's work is rooted in the profound research and observation of the miniscule details of his surroundings. He combines his meticulously rendered landscapes with patterns that he derives from nature, science and geology. The results are naturally formed abstractions in which colour and shape play an equally important role in an illusion of space and surfaces. His white on white cut-outs emphasize the fragility of the medium and, at the same time, play with the illusions of the light and shadow they cast.

The artist is currently working on his first permanent public installation for a new hospital in the UK. As part of this process he has collaborated with various surgeons and scientists to generate the source material for both this project and his work in general. Much of this research is evident in the works of the exhibition Absolute Zero.

"It will be a pleasure to visit Nicosia in September to exhibit a new body of work. While I have visited Nicosia several times over the last 15 years, this will be the first time my work has been exhibited here. On display will be a selection of recent work including drawings, paper and fabric cutouts, and raw pigment colour paintings such as the large-scale title piece Absolute Zero.”

Exhibition Opening: Wednesday 28 September 2016 / 7:30pm

Duration: 28 September – 22 October 2016

Exhibition Times: 10am-1pm Monday – Friday. And by appointment.

24 Dem. Severis Ave, Nicosia
Email: info@pharosartsfoundation.org Tel: 22663871
Website: www.pharosartsfoundation.org and www.pharosart.org

Born in 1977, Adam lives and works in London and has exhibited in galleries internationally, including Paul Kasmin Gallery, New York; Dallas Contemporary Museum, US; The Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas; Gagosian Gallery, New York; Centre of Contemporary Art, Bahrain; Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman; Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris; ARCO Madrid; The Jerwood Space, London; ICA, London and CCA, Glasgow. For more information, visit: www.adamballonline.com

Solo exhibitions include:
The Space Between, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
Dirty Pattern, Paul Kasmin Gallery NYC
Graffiti Love, Goss Gallery, Dallas
Resolution, Centre of Contemporary Art, Bahrain
Elemental, Bait Al Zubair Museum, Oman
In the Beginning, Shizaru Gallery, London
Coexistence (2010) and Echo (2013), Galerie Laurent Mueller, Paris

Group exhibitions include:
A collaboration for New York Fashion Week at Gagosian Gallery, NY
Re:Define 2014, Dallas Contemporary Museum, Dallas
Re:Define 2011, Goss-Michael Foundation, Dallas
Duet, Galleria Xavier Fiol, Palma
Art15, Olympia, London
This Is London, Shizaru Gallery, London
Spectra, Londonewcastle Project Space, London
Becks Futures, ICA, London
ARCO Madrid; and ArteFiera Bologna, Italy.

Forthcoming events include a solo presentation of new work at The House of St Barnabas, London during Frieze (Oct-Dec 2016). The artist is also working on his first permanent public installation – a 3m x 16m light box on the outside of a new hospital in Cambridge, in collaboration with architects HOK International.

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