Friday, March 21, 2014

The Philip Slein Gallery: Friday, 11 April 2014

Jamie Adams, jeanniestand, 2011, oil on linen, 83" x 78
Reception: Friday, April 11th, 6 – 8 pm runs through May 17th

The Philip Slein Gallery is pleased to present Recent Work by Jamie Adams. From 2006 to 2012 Jamie produced the Jeannie Series of black and white paintings based on the black and white Godard film Breathless, featuring the beautiful and tragic American dreamer Jean Seberg. The paintings are set in the Jeannie character's Paris apartment, but Jamie uses the apartment as a tabula rasa on which to project his own dreams.

In his newest work, the Niagara Series, he dispenses with the black and white altogether, and Jeannie is likewise freed from the confines of her Paris apartment. In the Niagara Series, Jeannie joins an assorted cast of characters including Marilyn Monroe at that most oneiric of locations, Niagara Falls.

Ever since Heraclitus, the river has been a symbol of time passing, of flux: and the waterfall, if nothing else, symbolizes a change of course or, perhaps, a rebirth. Nature inspires our dreams, our dreams inspire our imagination--and our art. It would not be a surprise, therefore, to hear Jamie Adams say: "I dream of Jeannie."

In addition to the Jamie Adams exhibition, the gallery will also be presenting a selection of gallery artists.

Hours: Tues.-Sat. 10am-5pm

The Philip Slein Gallery
4735 McPherson Avenue
St. Louis MO
314.361.2617

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