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Adam Maloney 2001 Mixed Media on Canvas "Jupiter and Io"

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Adam Maloney (American; 20th/21st century)
Jupiter and Io, 2001
Mixed media on canvas
Signed to verso
Titled and dated to verso

Provenance
From the studios of Visionaries + Voices – a non-profit organization that provides exhibition opportunities, studio space, supplies, and support to more than 125 visual artists with disabilities.

A mixed media composition on canvas titled Jupiter and Io by Cincinnati-based artist Adam Maloney (20th/21st century), created in 2001. Comprised of tempera paint, pastel, crayon, and paper fragments, this work features an amalgam of handwritten phrases and various motifs including hands, flowers, and a female figure delineated in black outlines. Various patterns, textures, and paint application are juxtposed in this complex layered composition. Signed to the canvas verso, the work is also titled and specifically dated ‘1/26/01’ to the verso. The canvas remains unframed.

Adam Maloney works on everyday found surfaces and creates what he refers to as ‘Pop Romanticism’, using an array of highly accessible materials. Some of the various reoccurring themes in his work include classic 1980s video games, pop culture eroticism, and even terrorism. Maloney also creates audio compositions which are accessible on the Internet, allowing him to each a wider audience. The artist explains that he prefers exhibiting his work in public spaces to communicate with an audience beyond the art world community, as he believes art should be a necessity rather than an exclusive luxury.

‘Like Robert Rauschenberg, I subscribe to the notion that art, culture, and science are united in a single philosophy of life.’ – Adam Maloney

Condition

- paper is peeling in various places throughout composition; some loss along edges of canvas; pastel is not fixed; paint chipping scattered throughout.

Dimensions

46.0" W x 46.25" H x 1.25" D

Item #

18DCC475-009

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