LA MAMA GALLERIA PRESENTS

Icarus Overslept; Better Luck Next Time

In February 2022 Alison created a performance installation in collaboration with Richie Adomako at La Mama Galleria. Richie's striking solo exhibition: Icarus overslept; better luck next time, is a visually submersive experience of 100 pieces; tracing the evolution of Richie's exploration of painting and drawing.

Richie Adomako is an infectious spirit whose presence illuminates his art work like black light, revealing mysteries that requires different spectrum of light to fully see. works in forms of Neo-Expressionism in formats of paintings, installations as well as compositions in sound, performance and words. Merging these mediums as cross disciplines, he is concerned with types and archetypes - “where we are one or the other, and at times both. Whether in strokes, sound, or by organ of sight, my work plays with the relationship between the face and mind; the omniscience of memory as a mirror and a projector. Sometimes there are no walls - just a common denominator.”

Richie’s search for truth through his work is as he would say, “a lover’s qualm at the precipice at the moment of the self with identity in the picture.” The nature of his work plays with the idea that ‘there is a place for everything’, no matter how random. With the belief that his work is ultimately defined by the notion that “a small look is also a big picture, just as a big picture makes everything small in reasoning, he pushes for an order amongst disorder.

The exhibition, curated by C. Finley, will be on view January 27th – February 26th, 2022.