Alicia Adamerovich Joins Timothy Taylor
Timothy Taylor is pleased to announce the representation of Alicia Adamerovich in London and New York. The gallery will present an exhibition of new work by the artist in New York in October 2024. Adamerovich will continue to be represented by Kohn Gallery in Los Angeles.
Adamerovich’s paintings and sculptures engage a distinctive visual language of biomorphic abstraction to reflect the landscape of the subconscious. She has developed a lexicon of enigmatic forms that recall at once scapulae, seashells, seed pods, and cosmic phenomena. Drawing on a conceptual lineage of Symbolists and Surrealists that includes Hilma af Klint, Agnes Pelton, Dorothea Tanning, and Meret Oppenheim, Adamerovich offers a vision of reality beyond the material realm, inviting metaphysical interpretation. The world she conjures is umbral and still. “These forms represent thoughts and feelings,” she explains. “I’m not trying to remake anything from our physical world; everything I’m making is psychological.”
Adamerovich works with painting and sculpture in tandem, allowing strategies and logics developed in one medium to inform the other. Building up her canvases with multiple layers of pumice, gel, sand and paint, she achieves uncanny effects of surface, depth, and atmosphere. She works intuitively and automatically, guided by emotion. Her sculptures, undulating and variegated, are carved from fallen trees sourced from her parents’ land in rural Pennsylvania. Across her work, she transcends contrasting qualities; she offers forms that are at once fragile and resilient, simple and complex, ominous and radiant.
“We are delighted that Alicia has joined the gallery—she's a natural fit given our program's ongoing interest in painterly surface. Her psychological abstractions and sculptures expand upon an important legacy of feminine mysticism, and I look forward to presenting her first solo exhibition in New York next year."—Chloë Waddington, Partner, Timothy Taylor
Alicia Adamerovich was born in Latrobe, PA, in 1989 and lives and works in Brooklyn, NY. She studied art and design at the Maryland Institute College of Art and Pennsylvania State University. Her recent solo exhibitions include This is the time of the hour at Kohn Gallery, Los Angeles, in 2023; Ultra-gentle manipulation of delicate objects at Pangée, Montréal, in 2022; and in 2021, Second Nature at Del Vaz Projects, Los Angeles, and A Bat out of Hell at Sans Titre, Paris. She has also participated in exhibitions at Timothy Taylor, Margot Samel Gallery, Rachel Uffner Gallery, and Mrs. Gallery in New York; Lafayette Anticipations, Paris; Yee Society, Hong Kong; Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas; Artpace, San Antonio; and Mana Contemporary, Jersey City.
Adamerovich is the recipient of the 2022 LCA Prize for Emergent at MiArt, Milan, as well as residencies including the Del Vaz Projects Residency, Los Angeles; Moly-Sabata Artist Residency, Albert Gleizes Foundation, Sablons, France; and Palazzo Monti Residency, Brescia, Italy. Her work can be found in the permanent collections of He Art Museum, Guangdong, China; X Museum, Beijing; and the Green Family Art Foundation, Dallas.