Skip to main content

Adam Ledford, Don’t Worry About the Government

Nov
19
Sun

Adam Ledford, Don’t Worry About the Government

The Delaware Contemporary

Add to MyWilmington Set a Reminder Add to Calendar
November 19, 2017 at 9:00 AM
Occurs 14 more times through Dec 3 View All Dates
INbudget

The exhibition title stems from the 1977 song by the Talking Heads' musician David Byrne, who composed the words, "My building has every convenience... It's gonna make life easy for me... It's gonna be easy to get things done." Inspired, Ledford researched anthropological ceramic traditions used as narratives about culture, individual relationships and activity. His ensembles explore mid-century ideologies of modern conveniences that question women's roles, mass marketing, mass consumption, and the dogmatics of suburbia. By combining traditional ceramic techniques with the politics of the modern workplace, Ledford underscores the notion that art can be the antidote to social expectations. Ledford's ensembles of familiar domestic spaces, the living room, kitchen, or home media center, offer familiar comfort to the viewer and beg the question "if walls could talk....?" Ledford received his BFA with honors, Summa Cum Laude, from the Tyler School of Art, and is the Recipient of the prestigious Wingate Fellowship. In addition to the Archie Bray Foundation, Ledford has been an Artist-in-Residence at Watershed Center for Ceramic Arts in New Castle, Maine and Guldagergaard International Ceramic Center in Skælskør, Denmark.  He has exhibited nationally and internationally including, Denmark, South Korea, Germany, Sweden, Iceland, Italy, and Poland. His work is on display in numerous permanent collections. Supported by the Windgate Fellowship Award administered by The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design Avery E. Draper Gallery

200 S. Madison Street
Wilmington, DE 19801
302.656.6466

Other Events You Might Like

An American Journey: The Art of John Sloan

Delaware Art Museum

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 51 more times through Jan 28

The Fabric of Life: Works in Fiber by the Harmony Weavers Guild

Delaware Art Museum

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 41 more times through Jan 14

the seeing glass

Delaware Art Museum

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 41 more times through Jan 14

Special Exhibit: Here Be Dragons

Delaware Museum of Natural History

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 50 more times through Jan 7

Laura McMillan ~ New Works

The Station Gallery

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 7 more times through Nov 25

Tableau: The Art of Richard Cleaver

Delaware Art Museum

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 36 more times through Jan 7

Yuletide at Winterthur

Winterthur Museum, Garden & Library

November 19, 2017 12:00 AM
Occurs 50 more times through Jan 7
Main event image

Fall Classes at CCArts

Center for the Creative Arts

November 19, 2017 9:00 AM
Occurs 33 more times through Dec 21
Main event image

Virginia Bradley's Soudan

The Delaware Contemporary

November 19, 2017 9:00 AM
Occurs 47 more times through Jan 4
Main event image

Rebekah Flake's The Canada Option

The Delaware Contemporary

November 19, 2017 9:00 AM
Occurs 63 more times through Jan 20