Adam Pendleton


silkscreen ink on mirror polished stainless steel panel
13 x 27 1/4 inches

Graphic text, stark images, and the silkscreen processes are the methods used by New York-based Adam Pendleton to produce his series of Lab Paintings. The paintings blend facts, ambiguous dates, found text, and appropriated images, ultimately presenting themselves as posters for the artist’s fractured view of the world. Often classified as a Conceptual artist, it is easy to see the movement’s influence on Pendleton in his use of text as the visual document of an event. In Bricks, he silkscreens historic images (featuring brick walls and cinderblocks) with superimposed text (spelling out “INDEPENDANCE”) onto stainless steel panel, ultimately altering the meanings and signs. Adam Pendleton’s work has been exhibited extensively throughout the U.S. and abroad, notably at Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Indianapolis Museum of Contemporary Art; Contemporary Arts Museum, Houston; Studio Museum Harlem; Whitney Museum of American Art, New York; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Deutsche Guggenheim, Berlin.