About the exhibition
"The subjects in Personal Take may be eclectic, but all are familiar. We see here a range of archetypes spanning superheroes, biblical scenes, robots, athletes, and dolls. Some works are named after historic artists or derived from iconic paintings. Others present imagery from childhood that remains embedded in our collective memory—a family of Bambi-esque deer by a lake, a lighthouse beneath a rainbow. Whether the reference is specific or general, no matter how simple or sophisticated the source material, the artist is always borrowing and translating. And each time the result is wholly their own."
About the selector
Adam Yokell is the Founder and CEO of Foundwork, an online platform designed to help connect artists and collaborators across the global art community. Foundwork currently hosts 400+ artists from 25+ countries and its advisors include curators, gallerists, art fair directors, professors, and artists. Before starting Foundwork, Adam ran a gallery in Brooklyn called Hometown where he curated shows and worked with emerging artists from the US and abroad. Also a lawyer by training, Adam was previously Counsel to the online platform Artsy, where he contributed to a wide range of projects from 2011 through his departure to start the gallery in the fall of 2015. Adam is a member of various arts-related groups and organizations including the SculptureCenter Ambassadors, Independent Curators International (ICI) Independents, and the Art Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association, where he is part of the subcommittee on Artists' Rights.