Wednesday, August 6, 2014

One For The Ditch




Opening reception Aug 23rd 6-9 pm
Show runs Aug 23rd – Sept 20th

After Party at Shanghai Social Club, VIP Specials for Reception Guests

ARCH Gallery
52 Everett Street,
Allston, MA, inside Studio 52 Building

“My journey has been haggard and painful. I get rejected in the art world more than anything else. Up until 2013, I didn’t believe in myself as much as my wife does. She said, “Quit your job and stop complaining so much” about one hundred times before I finally did. My last job before I became a full time artist in January 2013 was an engineer and designer for the Navy. The themes and structural schematics from those days carried over into the art and made it what it is today.”

“The works I’m featuring in One For The Ditch will tell my story as a developing artist from 2002-2014. I’ll show my first two oil paintings and my most recent two. The viewer will see how my struggle unfolded throughout the years. Painting only what I knew and what I experienced, I battled with women, jobs, self esteem, anxiety and the same general hurdles most people deal with. It’s a fully illustrated diary of the past 12 years. One For The Ditch is an old saying that means let’s have one last beer before the night is over.“

Wednesday, May 21, 2014

Dissolving Structure


Adam's artist statement:

I've been known to paint some expressionistic and impressionistic views of famous cities around the world, especially our beloved Bean Town. I'll throw the occasional fantasy-based painting in there for my own enjoyment too. However you slice it, I'm painting our world and worlds existing in my mind the same way, with gestural, expressive emotion.
In the past few years, I started to focus on painting what a scene feels like, not necessarily what it literally looks like. So there would be elements of reality, mixed with elements of other worlds, dreams and nightmares. When painting a landscape, I'll sketch from life, use pictures and then work from memory. Things look familiar, but they seem like a memory, because I always put the finishing touches on a piece without focusing on what it looks like; I portray what it feels like, what I remember about it. What's the point of painting something exactly how it looks? You might as well take a photo.

Now in 2014, I have a slightly new plan. It's an amended plan to what I have been up to in recent years. I'll take this "paint what you feel mantra," add oil paint, and add a new perspective. I want to paint everyday urban scenes that have some familiar subject matter, but painted through the eyes of someone from another dimension. I'm using color as value. I'm using alien color schemes. I'm abstracting scenes more. I'm not limiting my decision making to stay within the boundaries. In short, when I have an idea, I paint it without a second thought. The first idea is always the most exciting.

New Work by Adam O’Day
Cassandra Complex Gallery
398 Commercial St. • Provincetown, MA
Reception: June 13, 2014, 7-9 pm
Show Runs: June 10-June 23

Wednesday, February 19, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014


Gallery 111 Presents:
A Group Exhibition of Contemporary Artists
Adam O'Day, Candice Oyer, Lisa Sazer, and Olga Resptushenko. These artists explore the use of lines in new ways to create artwork that is both innovative, yet familiar.

Adam O'Day has been walking the line between familiar and innovative throughout his career. Inspired by architecture, landscapes, and comic books, O'Day's mixed media paintings are wildly entertaining.

Lisa Sazer uses acrylic on canvas to create work of intense color and expressive line of everyday still life and interiors. Her use of line makes her subjects appear to dance within her work. Her whimsical style turns flattened images into pieces that are anything but stagnant.

Candice Oyer creates work that is a mixture of painting, sculpture, and textile design. By weaving hand cut paper, Oyer is able to transform and manipulate materials into a story about life experiences, memories, and dreams.

Olga Resptushenko's ceramic work brings something new to the table. Her hand-built, low-fired vessels seem to bloom out from the clay. A combination that reflects the artist. Resptushenko's use of strong line within her work emphasizes the organic forms she creates.

Gallery Hours: Tues-Fri, 9:30-5:30 p.m. & Saturdays, 9:30-5:00 p.m.

Show Runs Jan. 25 - Feb. 28
Artist Reception: Saturday, Feb. 1st from 5-7 p.m.
Refreshments will be provided.

Gallery 111 in Frame-ables
111 Thoreau St., Concord, MA.

Saturday, January 4, 2014


New Paintings and Collaborations by Adam O’Day

Featuring collaborative artwork from:
Kdonz, Sean Flood, Todd Robertson, Will Long, Josh Falk, Rob Vaughn Guess, Ian Sanity, Sean Walker, Mrnvr, Zoe Friend and Tom Keating

295 3rd St, Cambridge, MA 02142
Show Runs January 5 - February 16, 2014
Reception: January 17th, 7-9 pm
Live Acoustic Performance by Scott Low (Adam's big brother)

Curated by Anna Schindelar •