Group Exhibition “Function Dysfunction”

©Adam Silverman

8/ ART GALLERY/ Tomio Koyama Gallery is pleased to present Function Dysfunction, a group exhibition of new functional and sculptural works by Adam Silverman, Alma Allen, and Ani Kasten.

All three artists work at the line between function and sculpture, and address nature in their own ways. For Alma Allen, who works in the desert of California, nature is the core of his artistic practice. He collects raw materials such as wood and stone to create organic forms which possess the warmth and energy of living things. With the experience of living in England and Nepal. Ani Kasten’s work embraces a modern and minimalist aesthetic, while also having the appearance of natural and ancient objects arising from the earth. Adam Silverman worked as the co-founder of X-Large and X-Girl. The unique lava-like textures, organic forms, and unforgettable colors such as cobalt blue of Silverman’s work refer to nature in an abstract way, often giving the viewer the impression that they came from underground, from beneath the ocean, or from outer space.

*This exhibition has travelled from Tomio Koyama Gallery Kyoto / TKG Editions Kyoto which was held from June 8 until July 14, 2012.


Artist Profile

Adam Silverman

Adam Silverman was born in 1963 in New York. After studying architecture and art, he moved to California. He is also known as a founding member of the fashion brand “X-LARGE”. He established his professional practice as a ceramic artist in 2002. After working as a studio director at Heath Ceramics, he now works in his own studio in California. His many exhibitions to date include “BOOLEAN VALLEY” (in collaboration with Nader Tehrani, MOCA Pacific Design Center, 2009), “Reverse Archaeology” (The Kimbell Art Museum, Texas, 2012) and “Clay and Space” (Laguna Art Museum, California, 2013). His work has been collected by public institutions including the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Nasher Sculpture Center (Dallas, Texas), and the Israel Museum.

1963 Born in New York
1987 B.F.A., Rhode Island School of Design, USA
1988 B.Arch., Rhode Island School of Design, USA
Lives and works in Los Angeles