New Work. New Website. New Connections.
Here is a brief update on what is happening in Siegel's studio and around the city. We've included an overview and photography of recent collaborations with The Alinea Group for their restaurants Roister and The Progression. In addition, Siegel debuts his new website which includes dozens of new works. Please visit www.adamsiegel.com or contact him to schedule a studio visit, firstname.lastname@example.org
The Alinea Group's Roister Restaurant. Siegel’s installation is a work called, “Boar’s Head,” which measures 8-feet, 1-inch long by 5-feet, 4-inches high, is placed on Roister’s feature wall. The piece was not commissioned, yet it embodies what the restaurant is about. “It’s like the perfect pairing of food and wine,” says Siegel. “The art and the restaurant found each other- a perfect match.”
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Artist and photographer Adam Siegel was asked by The Alinea Group's James Beard recipient Grant Achatz and his business partner Nick Kokonas to collaborate on two projects The Progression and Roister. Siegel has created a new body of work which includes 25 pieces.
"Wolf", 8'-1"w x 5'-4"h
The Progression is a melding of theater, art salon, and restaurant in a spontaneous, unedited improv dining experience located within the former Moto space and next door to Roister. The pop up concept by The Alinea Group is a multi-dimensional journey through different spaces where food and art intersect.
"Love Under the Midnight Sun" by Siegel installed in The Progression's casual dining space.
Left: "Atlas Moth" by Adam Siegel, each installation is 28'w x 11'h.
Photography: Circular Moments
Siegel is also a photographer, and he created a special series of 12 limited edition prints and two artist proofs for The Progression located in the formal dining room. His photos are a study in opposites. Juxtaposing color with black and white, female with male, youth with age, the privacy of the body with the openness of public space, the new with the old—these photographs orbit the idea of time, how we circle around the past in an effort to reabsorb it into our lives with new meaning.
About Adam Siegel
Chicago artist Adam Siegel is nationally recognized for his breadth of work as an abstract painter and photographer. Fusing iconic forms with texturally rich color, Siegel constructs his large paintings and photographs in multiple layers that immerse the viewer into a meditative space. Inspired by his personal collections of 18th century works including Japanese kimono designs, natural history illustrations, and quixotic manuscripts he uses new technology alongside collected imagery. His works bridge new to old, high to low, reverie to the achingly simple. For more information and Siegel's full bio please visit, www.adamsiegel.com.