Friday, May 20, 2016
Two American Illustrators Exhibit in Amsterdam
Andenken Gallery is very pleased to announce the solo exhibitions of two American artists; Jaime Molina (Colorado) and Adrian Landon Brooks (Texas). Both of these young artists use found materials and a neo-folk aesthetic in their contemporary and illustrative work.
The concurrent exhibitions will showcase Jaime Molina’s intensely detailed sculptures made from reclaimed wood and salvaged nails and Adrian’s detailed illustrative paintings on found wood.
Over the last 5 years, each of these artists have developed a symbolically rich and character driven pseudo-mythology that defines their work.
For Adrian, Juxtapoz magazine writes, “Adrian Landon Brooks’ drawings are beautiful and nightmarish, utilizing the simple combination of gouache and pen to create haunting illustrations of idols, icons and strange figures. These imaginings have a mysterious and powerful message, yet what that is feels slightly out of reach.”
On Jaime, Max Kaufman for Hi-Fructose magazine writes, ‘Jaime’s work has a fascinating narrative to it — this world he has created continues to become larger, and with his more recent sculptural works in the last few years, the denizens of his world are coming into the dimensional realm. These sculptures are where Jaime shines — built out of anything and everything at hand, they echo traditional folk techniques and ideas with a modern twist. It’s a great testament to using what you have, and making the best of it.’
Jaime Molina - Desolation Slang &
Adrian Landon Brooks - Miracle Worker
July 11th - July 2nd, 2016
Wednesday through Saturday, 2-6pm.
Opening Reception: Saturday June 11th, 18-21:00
Follow these artists on Instagram: Jaime Molina @cuttyup, Adrian Landon Brooks @adrianlandonbrooks