Uncharted Waters at REVERSE Space

We’re excited about Uncharted Waters, an upcoming exhibition at Reverse Space . The show will feature work by A.D. alum Alex Yudzon, and other artists in the REVERSE Artist Community. The show opens Friday, April 12th, from 7 – 10pm @ REVERSE (28 Frost Street, Williamsburg). See you there!

Uncharted Waters: REVERSE 2013 is the inaugural exhibition of work by members of the REVERSE Artist Community, a group of artists who feature regularly in its exhibitions and programming. Participating artists include: CHi KA, Melissa F. Clarke, Serra Victoria Bolthwell Fels, Brandon Friend & Jason Douglas Griffin, Daria Irincheeva and Aleksey Yudzon.

Uncharted Waters: REVERSE 2013 presents work in a variety of media, including installations by Melissa F. Clarke and Daria Irincheeva, two-dimensional works on paper by Alex Yuzdon and collaborative duo Brandon Friend & Jason Douglas Griffin, and video projection by Chi KA. While formally different, these works demonstrate a shared interest in investigating unfamiliar topographies and the creative challenges of visualizing places that have yet to be discovered. Through the appropriation of old maps and travel images or the translation of cartographic postulations into three-dimensional spaces, the works presented in REVERSE 2013explore novel ways of traversing the boundaries of our everyday environments.

Uncharted Waters: REVERSE 2013 will run from April 12th to May 12th

A.D. Projects Presents: A.D. 2013 – A Fundraiser, Sunday April 14th @ Muchmore’s

A.D. Projects is celebrating artists we’ve worked with in the past and a selection of those we hope to exhibit in the future. Come to Muchmore’s in Williamsburg on Sunday, April 14th to see and buy art in varied media, including video, performance, music, painting, sculpture and works on paper.

Participating artists include Allison Berkoy, Ryan Brennan, Heavypet, Sarah Alice Moran, Narcissister, Eric Schmalenberger, Scott Valentine, Mike Welsh, Andrea Wolf, and Wonderpuss Octopus Ink.  Amy Van Doran, Matchmaker, will be giving free love advice.

Sunday April 14th
(2 Havemeyer Street)

Doors 6:30 / Performance 8:00
Free Beck’s 6:30 – 7:30
$7 in advance / $10 at the door

Advance tickets available through Brown Paper Tickets.
RSVP on Facebook.

While you’re in the neighborhood, be sure to check out Uncharted Waters, a new exhibition at Reverse Space.  Opening reception Friday, April 12, 7 – 10pm.

For more information, please visit our website or contact

CUAC Facing Eviction in Ephraim, UT

In February 2011, AD Projects traveled to the Central Utah Art Center in Ephraim, Utah, to curate CAMERA VIVANT. Salt Lake City Weekly, in a positive review, called it “one of the more challenging exhibitions in a Utah institution. Ever.”

We are proud to have been a part of CUAC’s excellent programming, and we wish to raise awareness about its imminent eviction from Ephraim’s historic granary.

Find news about the issue here:

Please join us in supporting CUAC by signing the petition here:

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Don’t miss HEAVYPET’s sound performance this Sunday, June 17, from 6 – 9pm at Reverse Space. HEAVYPET is a Brooklyn-based electronic collective (performing this Sunday feat. members of Crinkles). Stop by Reverse Space to see their improvised set during Amanda Browder’s one day CHROMATIC-HI FIVE! installation.

And check out the animated version of HEAVYPET’s flyer here!

Reverse is an art hub for this weekend’s Northside Festival; AD is very excited to be a part of festival programming. Don’t forget that you can see our exhibition Spectrum Vision from 3 – 9 on Sunday as well.

See you there!

This Sunday 6/17 – Come see Amanda Browder’s Installation at Reverse Space

AD Projects is pleased to announce the one-day exhibition of CHROMATIC HI-FIVE!, a public fabric installation by Amanda Browder. The installation of CHROMATIC HI-FIVE! is the first in a series of events produced in conjunction with AD Projects’ exhibition Spectrum Vision, currently on view at Reverse Space in Williamsburg. Browder’s sculpture will cover a 17-foot U-Haul truck with fabric donated by people in greater New York City and Toronto. The piece was originally constructed for the Nuit Blanche Public Art Festival/LEITMOTIF, curated by Stuart Keeler, in Toronto, Canada in 2010. CHROMATIC HI-FIVE!, will make its Williamsburg debut in front of Reverse Space on June 17th as a complement to Browder’s wall installation Synesthesia: Lightning + Drips in Spectrum Vision, and will be open for viewing all day.

Spectrum Vision at Reverse Space will be open from 3 – 9pm on Sunday, June 17th. The evening will also include a sound performance by Brooklyn-based electronic collective HEAVYPET (feat. Crinkles). HEAVYPET will perform an experimental set from 6 – 9 pm.

Reverse Space is a hub for the Northside Festival; please check here for details about the festival and other arts events happening in the neighborhood:

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EB Cult’s Review – LOOK: Spectrum Vision by AD Projects

“Spectrum Vision” // A Group Exhibition by AD Projects at Reverse Art Space

by Chad Saville, June 6, 2012

Alex Yudzon, Atlas Clouds: Philippines, 2012, watercolor and acrylic on paper, 11 x 14 inches

New York based curatorial collaborative AD Projects hosted a group exhibition entitledSpectrum Vision this Sunday at Reverse Art Space in Williamsburg. Notable standouts of the show were Alex YudzonJeffrey Beebe, and artist & sculptor Alex Arcadia.

Yudzon’s Atlas Cloud series, mixed media over pages of a 1937 atlas uses lines of demarcation as composition and detail, exploring boundaries of nations and the relevance of symbols that divide form and distance.

“I am incredibly inspired by the concept of travel,” Said Yudzon. “Some of these pieces represent, in broad strokes, what the landscape might look like in the area the map represents, allowing the viewer to fill the finer details with their own imagination.”

Jeffrey Beebe shows a huge cast of characters in The Copper Palanquin, part of a larger series entitled “Adventures in Refractoria.” The characters are numerous and delicately conceived — residents of an imaginary world which parallels Beebe’s own history.

Jeffrey Beebe, The Copper Palanquin, 2010 - 2012, 44 x 90 inches, ink and gouache on paper

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Upcoming Exhibition: SPECTRUM VISION Opens June 3

AD Projects is proud to present Spectrum Vision, an exhibition of young visionaries. The seven artists in Spectrum Vision are unified by separate, singular conceptions of the world as it might have been, as it could be now, and as it may become. They are not simply of our time; they are beyond it.

Painter, sculptor and conceptualist Alex Arcadia re-imagines the essence of power and image through invention.  Operating under the slogan BRIGHTSHINYFUTURE, Arcadia has devised a system of interplaying signs and relics to create a futuristic mythology linked to a self-titled cosmology, Arcadia. Arcadia encompasses both history and fantasy, addressing themes of propagandistic logic, nation building, commercial enterprise, commodity culture, collectivity and individuality. The SuperGymnast, an erotically charged voluptuous goddess and recurring central figure in his work, will be on display.

Over the last ten years, Jeffrey Beebe has created a large cast of recurring characters in his drawings, collectively titled Adventures in Refractoria.  Such figures as Greencandle the Archmage, Phacops Attaboise, and the Wild Uncles populate Refractoria, an imagino-ordinary world which parallels the artist’s personal history.  Beebe drops these characters into various scenarios and records their reactions, such that Refractoria has developed a rich history and complicated social structure.  Large drawings such as The Copper Palanquin and Celestial Map of Western Refractoria display the complicated geographical schemata and social machinations of Refractoria.  Influences as varied as the woodcuts of Albrecht Dürer, the pen and ink cartoons of Honoré Daumier and William Hogarth, and Dungeons and Dragons illustrations inform Beebe’s intricately conceived drawings.  Each work on display in Spectrum Vision constitutes an entry in Beebe’s ongoing visual novel.

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Kenya (Robinson) at C24 Gallery on Artnet TV

AD Projects was happy to help Kenya (Robinson) with her recent performance as part of C24 Gallery’s show Campaign curated by Amy Smith-Stewart. Artnet TV covered the opening and they filmed part of the performance. Check out our own Abby & Jessica in the video around 3:00.

Artnet TV: Campaign at C24 Gallery from Stephanie Szerlip on Vimeo.


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Photos from BSP

Here are a few great photos by Heidi Zito from the Big Screen Plaza show last week:

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Dossier Journal: Look Post

Dossier Journal invited us to be their fourth guest contributor to the Look section of their blog, and we gladly accepted. You can see the post here, and we’ve re-posted the images here as well.

Last year, AD Projects coined the term “caméra vivant” to describe narrative, non-documentary camera-based artwork that both captures a performative act and is created with the intention of being experienced by an audience as a video or photograph. We don’t often go around inventing terms, and we deliberated for quite a while before deciding that the concept deserved to be named. We presented CAMERA VIVANT, an exhibition of work by emerging and mid-career artists, at the Central Utah Art Center in February 2011. These images explore this subcategory of new media where performance and the camera, both still and moving, intersect.

(1. Lewis Carroll, Saint George and the Dragon, 1875; 2. Kuba BakowskiUrsa Major, Bobrek-Centrum Coal Mine, 2008; 3. Gregory CrewdsonUntitled, 2001; 4. Elodie PongVideo still from Je Suis Une Bombe, 2006; 5. NarcissisterVideo still from Mannequin, 2007; 6. Robert ParkeHarrisonFrom the series titled Architect’s Brother; 7. Bec StupakVideo still from Flaming Creatures (Blind Remake), 2006; 8. Lucas SamarasPhoto-Transformation, 1976)



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