At Yeelen Gallery (www.yeelenart.com) in Miami, painter Joseph Adolphe was able to talk at length and individually to visitors last month at a catered sit-down dinner. Yeelen director Karla Ferguson and Prizm Art Fair director Mikhaile Solomon (www.prizmartfair.com) collaborated to present Adolphe’s vigorously textured figurative paintings for about 14 guests. Then, Adolphe conducted an exhibition tour. He characterized the event as a welcome counterpoint to traditional gallery openings where the artist “is usually engulfed in all kinds of frantic and socially difficult acrobatics with several people at a time.” Ideally, he said, “You have an opportunity to more clearly articulate what is a fantastically complex thing: your reason for painting. This last point really can’t be put into words on a page … but rather in the totality of the experience of hearing an artist talk about their work, in front of the work and with people who are not in a hurry and have no expectations.”…

 

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