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Adam Palmer: “Sister’s Sticker Collection”

June 14 - July 18, 2017 — Dallas, TX

Ro2 Art is pleased to present artist Adam Palmer for his solo exhibition, Sister’s Sticker Collection, a wild, energetic, and color saturated sugar rush that harks back to a childhood filled with colorful cartoons, flashy music videos, and zany movies. Adam’s first experience with color and composition came from watching cartoons on Nickelodeon, music videos on MTV, and movies on HBO. Palmer’s vibrant abstract pieces attempt to capture the untamed spirit of his childhood influences.

ARTIST STATEMENT: Sister’s Sticker Collection
In my latest drawings and prints, I try to convey all of my childhood influences in an abstract form. I grew up in a small and remote west Texas town. Nickelodeon, MTV and HBO provided an escape from my everyday life. The shapes and colors of Saturday Morning Cartoon were my first introductions to Color and Composition. The interesting fashion and music on MTV videos and HBO Movies provided a new perspective about other places and cultures. I try to capture the same fun and energy in my work that I felt as a child.

Raised in Monahans Texas, Adam Palmer received his BFA in Printmaking from Angelo State University in 2004 and his MFA, also in Printmaking, from the University of North Texas in 2011. In addition to printmaking and screen printing, Palmer also explores other media such as drawing and sculpture. Palmer currently lives and teaches high school art in the Fort Worth area.

Mother-and-son partners Susan Roth Romans and Jordan Roth operate Ro2 Art, a full-service gallery and consultancy in Downtown Dallas, representing a diverse group of emerging, mid-career, and established contemporary artists, many with ties to the North Texas Region. At present, Ro2 Art focuses on the exhibition and sale of work in all visual media at the gallery in the historic Kirby Building, as well as through public exhibition programs in partnership with Downtown Dallas, Inc., The McKinney Avenue Contemporary, and The Town of Addison. Ro2 Art has been named Dallas Observer’s Best Art Gallery and was presented with the 2012 Obelisk Award for small business by the North Texas Business Council for the Arts. Ro2 Art is a proud member of CADD, the Contemporary Art Dealers of Dallas.

All works will be on view at the Second Floor Bar of The Magnolia Theatre from June 14 to July 18. Please join us for the opening reception on Thursday, June 15th, from 6 to 8pm at Ro2 Art at The Magnolia Theatre, located at 3699 McKinney Ave. Ste. 100 / West Village. For more information, please visit www.Ro2art.com or call Jordan Roth at (214) 803-9575