ADAM SHECTER / FEBRUARY 8 - 14, 2017
On the occasion of the expiration of our lease, FOUR A.M. is pleased to present, Tornado of Justice vs. Dangling Carrot by Adam Shecter. His new animation will be our final show at the window at 291 Grand Street on view through February 14, 2017.
Conceived less as an artwork than a diary entry, the Tornado of Justice was first realized in an animation by the artist for MoveOn.org and the Women's March 2017. Shecter’s animation explores the multiple failures of our new administration, artists' often incongruous relationship to the art world, and our reaction of renewed engagement and activism.
The artist invited a handful of friends and previously exhibited artists at FOUR A.M. to submit their concerns about the new administration and to reflect on the ways Trumpisms are reflected in the art world. “I was heartened to see so many artists stepping up, fighting, donating and marching. I also want to think about how Trump’s America is a mirror of the art world we operate in: insular, moneyed, unregulated, exploitive and white. Can we live our politics better as artists? Or will dangling carrots keep us from standing together?"
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Adam Shecter was born in Dallas, TX in 1976 and currently lives and works in New York. Shecter was educated at McGill University, Montreal and Bank Street College of Education, NY and attended The Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture in 2006. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: Stories from Satellites, Helper, Brooklyn, NY; 1708 Gallery, Richmond, VA; Liquid Pictures, Klaus Von Nichtssagend, New York, NY; New Year, Eleven Rivington, NY; Name It by Trying to Name It, The Drawing Center, New York, NY; Touch the Moon, Louis B. James, New York, NY; Event Erasers, St. Ann’s Warehouse: Experimental Puppet Lab, Brooklyn, NY; The Queens International, Queen Museum of Art, Queens, NY; Millennium Magazines, Museum of Modern Art, New York, NY; Enchanted Brooklyn: Contemporary Fairytale Films, BAMcinematek, Brooklyn, NY. He is a 2016 Fellow of the Rauchenberg Foundation, a 2014 MacDowell Fellow in Film and Video, and was selected for the Drawing Center’s inaugural Open Sessions Program. Adam Shecter is represented by 11R Gallery, New York.
FOUR A.M. would like to thank everyone who has contributed to this iteration of the project: artists, curators, galleries, collectors, friends, family and the passerby. We are grateful to you all for your participation, encouragement and continued support. More to come!
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