• We Are Here / Here We Are (Durden And Ray)

    We Are Here / Here We Are (Durden And Ray)

    We were included in the exhibition "We Are Here / Here We Are" curated by Durden and Ray Gallery. Ninety-seven works have been installed all over Los Angeles County in places viewable from the street or sidewalk. Unlike other such art exhibitions — a small but growing phenomenon, since most museums and galleries closed and the migration of art to online digital platforms has proved less than satisfying — this one is not concentrated in a particular part of the city. Instead, it embraces L.A. sprawl.

  • Silent Running at Julius Caesar Chicago

    Silent Running at Julius Caesar Chicago

    Julius Caesar is pleased to announce "Silent Running"; a
    solo show of new paintings by Adam Scott running from
    May 13th - June 18th 2016

    Like a mirage, the landscapes in Adam Scott’s paintings are at once beautiful and eerie, unreal as the visual ramblings of a delirious time traveler. The inherent sci-fi qualities of the work however are only a means to an end, as Scott’s aesthetic aims to undermine the illusion of his imagery. The seamlessness of these schematically depicted images enables the viewer’s expectation to be thwarted: what appears to be landscape transforms itself into unnameable forms, mutating back and forth between hallucination and reality.

    These shamanistic pour paintings expunge the digital imagery once prominent in his work. Like the desert, this foray into dystopian abstraction presents the austerity of abandonment. His paintings are built on their back, constructed like sheets of concrete. Scott embraces the gravity and physical properties of paint-as-material—pure medium of image construction with little intervention.

    The totemic paintings are devoid of the picturesque, yet haunt themselves with phantasmic landscapes—form following the fictitious narrative of the all too certain future. Tactile and retinal phenomena pour against his windswept architecture; visions of Astral America sweep across the canvas. Scott time travels back to now, bringing back tiny bits of data: horizontal: speculative: delirious: incarnate: flow. His glowing works are the immortal space paintings found washed up on plastic beaches— ritualized talismans for our mortgaged world.

    Essay by Roland Miller, and Kate Sierzputowski from the Silent Running Show at Julius Caesar Gallery

  • Dead Oceans Record Label

    Dead Oceans Record Label

    On April 16th, Ryley Walker will release a Record Store Day full-length recorded with Charles Rumback titled, Cannots.

    Cannots is available in limited edition, electric-blue vinyl, featuring cover art by Adam F Scott. The featured work is "Cave" Acrylic and Inkjet on Canvas 20" x 20" 2014.


  • Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection - From Shhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer

    Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection - From Shhaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer

    "Takashi Murakami’s Superflat Collection: From Shohaku and Rosanjin to Anselm Kiefer"

    January 30th - April 5th at the Yokohama Art Museum. This exhibition is composed of works from Murakami's personal art collection, culled over several years, and includes exhibits from the fields of contemporary art, Nihonga, antiques, and contemporary ceramics. The works truly cross a countless number of genres and we firmly believe that there has never been another exhibition of a single artist's collection that rises to this scale.


  • Baudrillard's America at Andrew Rafacz Gallery

    Chicago, IL, June 20, 2015– ANDREW RAFACZ continues 2015 with Baudrillard’s America, a group exhibition of new painting by Larissa Borteh, Jay Davis, Ted Gahl, Richard Galling, Andrew Holmquist, Noël Morical, Josh Reames, Adam Scott, & Wendy White. The exhibition continues through Saturday, July 25, 2015.

    Addressing the ongoing, incessant argument over the end of painting at the end of meaning situated at the end of history, Baudrillard’s America presents painters working today in a variety of modes that fold dead or dying visual syntax into something uniquely reanimated. Working both as abstractionists and image-makers, these artists contend with the excess of our visual bandwidth by accepting, altering, and sublimating all of its available elements. Not content solely with a hieratic or demotic language, they instead combine and contradict without irony or hierarchy.

  • Ryan Kortman Collection in Art News

    Ryan Kortman, started collecting art at the ripe age of 25, after he finished school at the School of the Arts Institute of Chicago. Since then, Kortman has moved to Los Angeles and back to Chicago, where he currently resides with his wife Jessica and a collection of over 80 works by 44 different artists, including Brian Belott, Gina Beavers, Sayre Gomez, and Adam Scott.

    - See more at: http://www.artnews.com/2015/01/07/collectors-corner-ryan-kortman/#sthash.edu5ecwT.dpuf


    67 West st. #320
    Brooklyn, NY 11222

    October 24 – November 29, 2014
    Opening reception October 24, 7–10pm
    Curated by Ryan Travis Christian

    I hate how you're just born out of nowhere, forced to go to school and get an education so you can get a job. What if I wanted to be a duck?

  • Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection at the UICA Grand Rapids, MI.

    *Buying Friends: The Kortman Collection
    at the UICA Grand Rapids, MI.*

    Sat, Nov 15, 2014
    Sun, Feb 15, 2015

    Rife with coyness and wry sensibility, Buying Friends will be the first presentation of the contemporary art collection of Ryan Kortman. Over eighty works by nationally- and internationally reknowned artists including Adam Scott, Brian Belott, and Sayre Gomez will be seen together. Within this 36-artist exhibition, elements of humor, horror, and pop culture intertwine with painting, sculpture, and mixed media. These works have such life that they have become the friends who know his closest secrets and furthest dreams.

  • *Desert Phantoms Pop-Up show at Coagula Curatorial | Contemporary Art Gallery | Chinatown*

    I will be taking part in a group show curated by Los Angeles artist Curtis Stage January 10th 2015 at Coagula Curatorial | Contemporary Art Gallery | Chinatown.

  • Adam Scott to participate in the Nanjing International Art Festival 2014

    As a nonprofit, international meeting for artistic exchange, the “Colorful World”-themed Nanjing International Art Festival is sponsored by the related government agencies and undertaken by the Lek Yuen Group, Nanjing Fortune Invest Group Co., Ltd., along with Nanjing Brodd Cultural Investment Co., Ltd., by request.

    The 1st Nanjing International Art Festival in 2014 aims to combine artists, art exhibits, masterpiece exhibits and academic forums in a comprehensive and systematic way, integrate the international artwork market operating mode with galleries, art academies, artwork investment agencies, artists, maestros, investment experts and scholars, and build an upscale art brand open to the outside world.

    As the largest international art exhibition to be held by a private enterprise in China since the founding of New China, it is responsible for the implementation of the 3rd session of the 18th meeting of the CCP spirit, which aims to allow “more well-run market-oriented private enterprises to enter the cultural field to advance the cultural market operation at full speed, and promote further developments of the national culture construction”.
    Collected Works Exhibition

    DATE: October 8-14, 2014
    ADDRESS: Nanjing International Expo Center

    Art Academic Forum

    DATE: October 10, 2014
    ADDRESS: Jiangsu Province Art Museum

    Artwork Investment Summit Forum

    DATE: October 11, 2014
    ADDRESS: Nanjing International Expo Center Hotel

  • INTERVIEW: Inside / Within : Adam Scott's Liquid Hedonism

    Adam's studio takes up the majority of his rehabbed Wicker Park home's basement, stacks of paintings and carefully curated collages scattering the bright space. Addressing American paranoia through thickly poured paint, Adam warps imagery that dually seduces and repulses his audience.


  • Surface Magazine July / August issue "101 Things"

    "Fragment: Sampling The Modern" was voted #3 out of the top 13 shows to see this summer (2013) by Surface Magazine.

  • Fragment: Sampling The Modern / May 4 - August 18 2013

    Fragment: Sampling the Modern, is an exhibition of new work by four Chicago-based artists Leslie Baum, Diana Guerrero-Maciá, Jessica Labatte, and Adam Scott.

    Similar to the contemporary musician’s process of making new material from samples of familiar music, the artists mine and digest bits and pieces of visual culture from sources such as printed advertisements, urban debris, common pictorial symbols and the history of art. These visual samples, manipulated and placed into large-scale paintings, appliquéd textiles, paper collages, and photographs, are treated with the bold and colorful visual language reminiscent of early 20th century modernist abstraction.

    With knowing reference to artistic precedents, the artists construct their own hybridized formats around these fragments of contemporary culture. The resulting work pays homage to their forerunners and contributes to new conversations about the relevance of abstraction, the meanings behind materials and signs, and, above all, compels viewers to keep looking.