Adam Pendleton


b. Richmond, Virginia 1984

Adam Pendleton is an American conceptual artist known for his multi-disciplinary practice, involving painting, silkscreen, collage, video and performance. His work often involves the investigation of language and the recontextualization of history through appropriated imagery. Much of his work is language-based, including the well- known silkscreen series “Black Dada” (2008-). Beyond the references to the color of these monochromatic works (featuring geometric forms and letters from the titular phrase) and the WWI-era Dada movement, the tile of this series, which Pendleton describes as “a hybrid of poster and something else,” references a 1964 work by the Beat poet Amiri Baraka, Black Dada Nihilismus. Sol LeWitt became his first collector when he bought a work he saw of Pendleton’s in his first gallery show.

Exhibitions with L V H
Selected Work
System of Display, I (LIVE/Knives), 2017 Silkescreen on plexiglass and mirror 9 13/16 x 9 13/16 x 3 1/8 in | 25 x 25 x 8 cm
Untitled (A Victim of American Democracy), 2016 Silkscreen ink on canvas 107 x 59 in | 272 x 150 cm