March 23–April 13, 2013
For his second exhibition at LOYAL, Adam Green presents 50 new drawings and 11 oil stick paintings. The show is titled Medieval Businessmen and was conceived on a rainy night in Manhattan before Adam left for his European tour.
Also on view at Loyal is Adam Green's film, The Wrong Ferarri,- a feature length “screwball tragedy” shot entirely on the iPhone and starring Macaulay Culkin, Alia Shawkat, Devendra Banhart, BP Fallon and Sky Ferreira of which Adam Green is writer, director, producer and star.
Of his multifaceted career Green, says: “You know how people are always looking for a unifying theory? I was looking for a unifying theory of artistic expression. I was trying to create some kind of fluidity within my music, art, writing. If you listen to my songs, you see they're kind of cartoonish. I try to make songs like my paintings. When creating my movie, I tried to create more of a song.”
A New York native, Adam Green was just 17-years old when he recorded and released his first album as one-half of The Moldy Peaches, the acclaimed duo with Kimya Dawson. Since then, Adam has enjoyed a string of successful solo albums and is deep into the creation of his films and visual art. Adam Green & Binki Shapiro’s debut eponymous album was released in January 2013. The bi-coastal friendship-turned-musical-partnership is one of tender duets, written by the pair in the wake of coincidentally simultaneous romantic disappointments.
Adam Green's first art exhibition was at LOYAL in Stockholm in 2005 when he exhibited a series of large scale black and white drawings entitled Animal Dreams while on tour for his then new album Gemstones. Other solo exhibitions include Teen Tech (2010), Cartoon and Complaint at Dustin Yellin’s The Intercourse in Brooklyn, and Houseface at The Hole in New York (2012). Green formed an art collective 3MB with Macaulay Culkin and Toby Goodshank. Their first exhibit Leisure Inferno opened at Le Poisson Rouge Gallery in October 2012.
Adam Green, Medieval Busniessmen, installation view
Green Fool, Wavy Houseface Mashup, Facebook Friend
Hazy Lips, Tiger, Aura
Maggot, Diamond Eyes, Fish, Goblin
Houseface Duck, Grill, Hardened
Old and Jaded, Monk, One Eared
Peace Duck, Red Cat, Bird Panic
Baloon, Log, Pelican
Mind Blower, Pet, Firecracker
The Driver, Sailor, Anxious Man, Racetrack
Racetrack, Roman Man, Headdress
Skyscraper, Skull, Scarecrow, Cat Walkway
Smug, Ninja Ruff, Boxer
Teacher, Finger Nose, Frankenstein
Spanish Portrait, Grill Panic
Cat Godhead, Cat Head Tower, Tourist
Panopticon, Harlequin, Teen
Dinner Guest, Bear, Obvious Guy
Bazooka Joe, Light Bulb, Leviathan
Tuff Guy, Vendor, Waiter
Wizard, Wiz Kid, Dealer