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Modern and contemporary artists and art; Adam Cvijanovic
Philadelphia Story by Roberta Fallon
Adam Cvijanovic, who has been exhibiting since the mid-1980s and is now represented by Bellwether Gallery in Brooklyn, is gaining increasing praise for large-scale, deftly done illustrational landscapes and other scenes, ranging from cowboys in the West to a beach thronged with young people (he was also featured in the traveling "On the Wall" exhibition organized last year by RISD Museum's Judith Tannenbaum).
Adam Cvijanovic by Steven Vincent
Although many words can describe glaciersâ€”magnificent, desolate, pristineâ€”ambiguous is not one of them. Trillions of tons of frozen water massed in continent-size sheets grinding over 10 percent of the earthâ€™s surface tend to resist interpretation and relativistic philosophizing. Like all forces of nature, they demand acceptance on their own terms. Glaciers, in short, are just thatâ€”glaciers.
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Love Poem is Cvijanovicâ€™s third solo show at Bellwether and features a 75 foot long painting of Los Angeles ten minutes after gravity has failed. Houses, bungalows, lawn chairs, palm trees, surfboards, street signs, SUVs and household debris rise and swirl 14 feet above and nearly 360 degrees around the viewer. Cvijanovic has completely imagined a supernatural, impossible and metaphorical event and rendered its full effect on the Southern Californian suburban landscape.
Virtual exhibitions of Adam Cvijanovic including:
The Armory Show 2005
Love Poem, Ten Minutes After the End of Gravity
Off the Wall: An Extreme Painter Lays It Out by Kim Levin
Adam Cvijanovic, who has been rolling with the punches ever since the latest crop of MFAs were toddlers. "He is so cool. He's the John Travolta of the art world. His reinvention of himself is awesome," says Becky Smith, proprietor of Bellwether, whose walls will host two of his hand-painted wallpaper murals in May.
Adam Cvijanovicâ€™s specialty is room-size wall murals. Cvijanovic paints his large scale murals with acrylic and house paint on Tyvek (the Dupont unrippable fiber used for FedEx envelopes). His works are hung using a clay-based adhesive, which makes them endlessly re-installable.
Adam Cvijanovic at Bellwether
Putting It in Perspective by Robin Rice
Adam Cvijanovic's mural depicts the MOVE tragedy from a whole new vantage point by Robin Rice.
Cvijanovic has attempted to expand the meaning of this work by relating it to one of Edward Hicks' Peaceable Kingdom paintings, displayed on an easily overlooked wall outside the gallery, and to images of Osage on fire.
Adam Cvijanovicâ€™s third solo show at Bellwether Gallery
For Adam Cvijanovicâ€™s third solo show at Bellwether Gallery, Love Poem (10 Minutes After the End of Gravity), he has created two monumental paintings that hark back to the triumphant decoration of late eighteenth-century Rococo. Painted on Tyvek, the indestructible, fibrous, synthetic used for FedEx envelopes and house construction, the works are affixed directly onto the wall; it is a process the artist terms â€śmobile frescoes.â€ť