Nahcotta is proud and excited to present the newest work from the wildly popular and widely renowned artist, Matt Adrian, from August 3 through September 2. The opening reception for Adrian’s solo show, titled Unusual Ecologies will take place at Nahcotta on Friday, August 3, from 6-8 p.m.
Bearing the poetic weight of long and unforgettable titles, using both language and imagery, Adrian “juxtapose(s) the primal existence of birds with the often awkward folly of modern human existence” and, in doing so, touches upon something intimate and deep within us.
His octopus-eating pelicans and emboldened peacocks, sweet finches and lonesome birds on their way to extinction, are rendered with Adrian’s steadfastly impeccable grace, unparalleled distinction, and unfathomable gallantry.
Living and working in Los Angeles, Adrian’s art has been featured in Sunset magazine, Bust magazine, Country Living magazine, the Los Angeles Times, the Chicago Tribune, the Boston Globe, the San Francisco Chronicle, and others. Adrian has published three books - It Is Folly To Assume My Awesome Lies Dormant: The Paintings of the Mincing Mockingbird, The Mincing Mockingbird Guide to Troubled Birds, and I Have Heard My Praises Sung In Screams: The Paintings of the Mincing Mockingbird Volume II.