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Adrian Molina :
Exhibition Dates : November 11th - December 16th
Opening Reception : Friday November 11th 6-10pm
YES.OUI.SI. Boston is pleased to present Perpetual In-terra-ation, an exhibition featuring the longest painting in Boston, as well as scrolls and sculpture by Adrian Molina.
In Perpetual In-terra-action, Adrian Molina explores the boundaries between painting, sculpture, time based, and interactive art, in an ode to conceptual science. “The Universe is a mind and we invent the symbols that read it best, according to one’s limitations,” writes Nestor Molina, the artist’s father. Adrian’s artistic universe is an amalgamation of materials, techniques, intuition, and concepts, referencing both his personal history as well as the practices and periods of global art history. Perpetual In-terra-action explores the first, second, third, and fourth dimensions through two distinct, yet cohesive, approaches to art making.
The cornerstone of the exhibit is a painted scroll, 70 yards in length, entitled Emittime. It is mounted on a viewing machine (Mother Machine) fashioned with two large wheels that observers turn to move the scroll forward and backwards. One and a half years in the making, this moving painting tells a story of time, earth, and space, using a visual language that incorporates both realism and abstraction. Accompanying Emittime are several ancillary scrolls featuring drip paintings, schematics and measurements of Mother Machine, as well as “maps and loose thoughts on how to arrive at various depths of meaning,” according to the artist.
Additionally on display is a body of work that intentionally blurs the distinction between painting and sculpture. Using a systematic process beginning with primed canvas, Adrian applies Great Stuff, spray paint, latex, acrylic, and oil paint, and finally a layer of resin, to create three dimensional works that hang on the wall. This series includes a self portrait with eyes that appear to be open or closed depending on where the viewer is standing. Apple Vs. The Orange alludes to the theories of Sir Isaac Newton and Albert Einstein, and sets them on a scale that tips back and forth.
Adrian Molina is a Cuban artist living and working in Boston, Ma. He received a BFA from The School of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston. Since 2005, Molina has shown at Grovehouse Artists in Coconut Grove, Fill This Space in Barcelona, The William Morris Hunt Library in Boston, and the GreatFruit Collectives’ 3rd Street Medicine Show in Cambridge. He has also participates in pop-up art shows hosted by collective houses in the Boston area.