John Adelman - Drawing: Attn


PRESS RELEASE: John Adelman - Drawing: Attn, Oct 14 - Dec 23, 2017

John Adelman - Drawing: Attn
Oct 14 – Dec 23, 2017

Holly Johnson Gallery is pleased to announce the opening of, Drawing: Attn, an exhibition of new ink drawings on canvas by John Adelman. An opening reception will be held Saturday evening, October 14th from 5:00 to 8:00 p.m. This exhibition continues through Saturday, December 23.

Drawing: Attn is Adelman’s fifth solo exhibition with the gallery and it continues to explore the material qualities of ink. Accumulative and compulsive, his compositions are strictly defined by a series of rules that the artist sets for himself. The works are diverse in scale, subject, and resources, and all created in a formula driven manner. The use of gel ink and the excessive layering of it produce rich, luxuriant surfaces transcending the utilitarian material. With his use of unconventional materials and his meticulous method, Adelman's work could easily be dismissed or overly simplified, if it weren't for the understated beauty in the results.

John Adelman received an M.F.A. in Drawing and Painting from the University of North Texas, Denton, Texas (2006) and a B.F.A. in Drawing, Painting, and Printmaking from The Ohio State University in Columbus, Ohio (1992). He currently resides in Houston, Texas.

His works have been included in exhibitions in cities such as Dallas, TX; Houston, TX; Istanbul, Turkey; Galveston, TX; Austin, TX; Brno, Czech Republic; Venice, Italy; Sante Fe, NM; Marfa, TX; Jonesboro, AR; and Beverly Hills, CA.

Adelman’s work will be featured in the upcoming issue of New American Paintings. Additional publications include; the Houston Press, The Dallas Observer,, Art this week, Houston Chronicle, Aether Magazine, Glasstire, and The Dallas Morning News. Adelman has also been a finalist for the Hunting Art Prize, awarded by Hunting PLC, in 2009, 2012, 2014.

Holly Johnson Gallery is located in the Dallas Design District at 1845 Levee Street #100 in Dallas, Texas 75207. Gallery hours are 11:00 am to 5:00 pm, Tuesday through Saturday. The gallery is a founding member of CADD - Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas. For information call 214-369-0169, email, or visit