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Art By Constraint: David Adey

Airs Friday, Dec. 18, 2015 at 11 p.m. on KPBS TV

Credit: Couresy of David Adey

Above: "Halo" by David Adey. Materials: Laser-cut paper, fluorescent acrylic and pins on pvc foam panel. Description: Three dimensional scan of artist’s head containing over 21k triangulated faces is unfolded and flattened in one piece. Dimensions: 36 h x 72 w x 3 1/2 inches. 2014

This documentary takes you inside the studio of Southern California artist David Adey, an award-winning San Diego-based artist and professor who has garnered national recognition for his work. Director Dale Schierholt, best known for his films on acclaimed artist such as Louise Nevelson and Robert Indiana, spent a year with Adey observing the creation of new work and engaging in the intimate conversations with the artist that are the hallmark of his filmmaking style. Adey's work, while rooted in conceptualism, is not a conceptualism void of a strong aesthetic sense. By developing a set of constraints that guide and define each new work, Adey creates challenging art in which the ascetic and concept work hand in hand, one flowing naturally from the other.

Art By Constraint Trailer

Art by Constraint Trailer from Dale Schierholt on Vimeo.

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