Sidetracks Art Gallery is pleased to present Lambertville, New Jersey, sculptor Adam Capone in his second solo show – simply entitled ADAM – from April 7 through May 19, 2018. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, April 7, between 5 and 8 PM, at the Gallery premises on Stockton Avenue in New Hope. Adam and Sidetracks co-owners Ricky Godinez and Paul Murphy are honored to have Jane Gilday, famously of Lambertville, providing music for the festivities!
No stranger to the Gallery since his 2015 Spring show, Trans4mations, Adam has made his artistic home at Sidetracks as a Resident Gallery artist with new work shown on a regular basis.
This year, over 50 wooden assemblages, small and large, almost all of them new but with spice from some few classic hits, will be shown, each formed from a quixotic set of ingredients to meet each viewer’s favorite quirks. Once again, they are priced to sell, so there can easily be “an Adam myth on every wall, an Adam critter in every home.” The artist hunts and gathers, forms and fashions, then delivers objects reclaimed and repurposed from items cast off, rejected or spurned, broken with age or smashed with intent.
Adam Capone first breathed sawdust as a boy in his great-grandfather’s carpentry shop in New England. His folks collected and sold antique and vintage furniture and parts, so he learned his craft and his art honestly the old-fashioned way – by doing. He later honed his artistry with a BFA from Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and his MFA in sculpture from the University of Chicago. From 2000 to 2009 he worked behind the scenes as lead designer and builder for DIY Network’s popular “Junky to Funky.” He is justly proud of his recent service as Site Supervisor for Habitat for Humanity / Raritan Valley, where he instructs corporate volunteers in the do’s and don’ts of home construction.
Most recently Adam was asked to contribute artworks to FaceMaps at the Trenton City Museum in 2017, and to a group show at Chasm, Fraser Street Gallery in State College, PA in 2015. Locally, he has garnered numerous Best Sculpture awards at New Hope Arts’ annual Sculpture and Works on Wood shows. Sidetracks Gallery honored him with the Robin Larsen award at Naked in New Hope in 2015 and a Gallery award in 2016.
All are invited to enter Adam’s Garden of Remnants, where he has fashioned creations of critters and mythological figures and then like the original Adam fearlessly named them. Adam, man of myth and mystery!