Sidetracks Art Gallery is pleased to present Lambertville NJ sculptor Adam Capone in his first solo show, entitled “Trans4mation,” from April 18 through May 31, 2015. An artist reception will be held on Saturday, April 18, between 5 and 9 PM. at the spanking new Gallery premises on Stockton Avenue.
Over 25 wooden assemblages, small and large, most of them recent but some classic hits, will be served up by Sidetracks, each with a menu of ingredients to meet each viewer’s taste. Adam serves as hunter and gatherer for what is served – objects cast off, rejected or spurned, broken with age or smashed with purpose – all then transformed by the master chef and reclaimed or repurposed to delight.
Adam Capone first breathed sawdust as a boy in his great-grandfather’s carpentry shop. His folks collected and sold antique and vintage furniture and parts, so he learned his art and his craft honestly the old-fashioned way – by doing. He later moved on to earn his BFA at Tufts University’s School of the Museum of Fine Arts, and his MFA in sculpture at the University of Chicago. From 2006 to 2008, he worked behind the scenes as lead designer and builder for DIY Network’s popular “Junky to Funky.”
Most recently his sculptures have moved into New Hope – Lambertville area homes and collections from their juried appearances at annual New Hope Arts’ Works on Wood and Sculpture exhibitions. 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.
All are invited to enter Adam’s Garden of Remnants where he has fashioned creations of critters and then like the original Adam given them totemic and mystical names.