Derrick Adams: The Last Resort

Friday, Feb 19 – Mar 27, 2021

1711 W. Chicago Ave.
Chicago, IL 60622

Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present The Last Resort, a solo exhibition of recent paintings and watercolors by Derrick Adams.

Rhona Hoffman Gallery is pleased to present The Last Resort, the gallery’s fourth solo exhibition with Brooklyn-based artist Derrick Adams (b. 1970, Baltimore, MD). Culminating the artist’s series Floaters, which began in 2015, the collection of large-scale works on paper present the final chapter in Adams’ feeling investigation into depictions of Black leisure. Each completed in 2020, six of the paintings on view renew Adams’ signature use of exuberant color blocking figuration to introduce the idle time of Black bodies in compositions that are joyous, abundant, and radical in their refusal of tragedy. Alongside these works, a number of intimate watercolors—whose treatment is loose, delicate, and soft—feature bathers resting upon fantastical inflatables of swans, unicorns, and rainbows.

—(Excerpt from the press release written by Stephanie Cristello)

To ensure the safety of our guests, a limited number of visitors will be admitted at one time. Schedule your visit through March 27th.