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Adams and Ollman will present a group exhibition of Kinke Kooi, Lynne Woods Turner, and Stefanie Victor. Kooi’s paintings and drawings are unabashedly feminine and feminist, filled with the recurring images of shells, pearls, flowers, fruits, breasts, orifices, folds of flesh, and hair. Her overwhelming, non-hierarchical compositions explore critical concepts of gender, equality, and the body, deploying the language of decoration on its own terms. Turner’s abstract geometries are characterized by delicate linework, subtle coloration, and a fluidity between positive and negative space. Calling to mind cellular forms or mathematical diagrams, her notations seek to give shape to the hidden rhythms of the natural world. Victor’s practice explores the capacity of objects to map a language of private experience and accrued gestures over time. Her sculptural forms suggest the commonplace details of a domestic interior—hinges, electrical cords, a soap dish—and the small daily movements the body performs in relation to them.
About the Gallery
Adams and Ollman is an art gallery specializing in work by 20th-century self-taught American artists and contemporary artists whose practices reflect an intuitive influence. The gallery was founded in 2013 in an intimate space in downtown Portland, Oregon, by Amy Adams, who had formerly been a director at Philadelphia's Fleisher/Ollman Gallery. Adams & Ollman opened with an exhibition of archival works by the late Philadelphia sculptor Bill Walton and has subsequently exhibited the work of artists such as Ellen Cantor, James Castle, Vaginal Davis, Katherine Bradford, and Brion Nuda Rosch, among others. Exhibitions often juxtapose the work of contemporary artists with self-taught, anonymous, and folk artists, creating a dialogue between diverse artistic practices and leveling the distinction between contemporary and “outsider” art.
Kinke Kooi, Principle of Motion, 2015, Acrylic and colored pencil on paper, 24 x 18 1/8 inches (60.96 x 46.04 cm.). Courtesy of Adams and Ollman
Lynne Woods Turner, Untitled # 1041, 2013, Pencil and colored pencil on found paper, 5 1/4 x 4 inches (13.34 x 10.16cm.). Courtesy of Adams and Ollman
Lynne Woods Turner, Untitled #1059, 2013, Pencil and colored pencil on found paper, 4 1/4 x 3 1/2 inches (10.80 x 8.89 cm.). Courtesy of Adams and Ollman
Stefanie Victor, Untitled, 2022, Wood, paint, rubber, and wire, 8 x 1 x 4 inches (20.32 x 2.54 x 10.16 cm.). Courtesy of Adams and Ollman