Jason Adams Art Show

The multitalented Jason Adams is involved in another group art show… and it includes Ed Ruscha. WHOA THAT’S SERIOUS. A definite move from “fine skart” to “fine art” for The Kid.

Phantom Galleries LA presents…

High and Dry, Smoke and Fog
a group show curated by Price Latimer

Opening Reception: Friday, June 15, 2007 6 — 9 pm
Exhibition runs June 15 — July 6, 2007

featuring artwork by:
Jason Adams, Mattia Biagi, Jennifer Celio, Deborah Fisher, Whitey Flagg, Adam Harteau, Michael Markowsky, Doug Martin, Blue McRight, Joel Morrison, Robert Rauschenberg, Robert Reynolds, Ed Ruscha, Eddie Ruscha, Lola Scarpitta, Salvatore Scarpitta, Kim Schoenstadt, Christoph Schmidberger, Chloe Sells, Shelter Serra, Nikki Van Pelt and Jeremy Wagner

Music by DJ Mike B.

269 N. Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills, CA 90210

High and Dry, Smoke and Fog is inspired by cars… the joy, the freedom, the mechanics, the dependence, the status symbol, the technology, the social responsibility, the sex appeal, the pollution, the speed, the danger, the commute, the traffic, the exhilarating road trip, the urban sprawl and the transportation conundrum. The artwork in this exhibition addresses the paradox of these topics; some works evoke it directly, some abstrusely. The work also illustrates the general human desire for movement and exploration, and how mankind’s pioneering, adventurous spirit has come to manifest itself today in our motor transportation. Particularly in Los Angeles — the American metropolis supreme — whose complicated relationship with cars, traffic and transportation is both fascinating and poignant. L.A. is the only major city that was entirely shaped by the automobile. In 1964, Marshall McLuhan said, “The car has become an article of dress without which we feel uncertain, unclad, and incomplete. Currently, Los Angeles County is in the top ten dirtiest counties in the U.S. for air pollution.

Phantom Galleries LA is a Los Angeles County-based organization that transforms unoccupied storefronts and spaces into temporary art galleries. Exhibits are curated by local arts organizations, Los Angeles-based galleries, independent curators, and Los Angeles-based artists. The project gives artists an opportunity to exhibit their work, while promoting the creative community to a broader audience and keeping the area looking vital and culturally exciting. The spaces are lit and on view 24 hours a day. Phantom Galleries LA is grateful for the support from the City of Beverly Hills Economic Development Division.

High and Dry, Smoke and Fog is open by appointment, as well as the following Saturdays — June 16, June 23 and June 30 — from 11 am to 6 pm, and Sunday, June 17, 2007 in conjunction with the Rodeo Drive Concours D’Elegance, celebrating the art of California car culture.