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Stop Bothering Me by Adam Farrington

Stop Bothering Me by Adam Farrington

Medium: Acrylic on wood

Dimension: 28x30x3


About Adam Farrington:

A native of the Empire State, Adam received much creative encouragement as a youngster from his artistic parents. His father is a calligrapher and his mother is a potter, so early exposure to art compelled him to work on his own projects from a young age.  He recalls making “flood towers” when he was six on the family’s property in upstate New York.  He still enjoys making stuff and spends most of his creative time working with sheet metal.


When asked about his current inspirations and materials, Adam says “I’m inspired by junk, I like society’s cast offs, and the idea that obsolescence is just a lack of context.  When the function of an object is completely forgotten, the object becomes abstract.  While I like junk, I rarely use it to construct my art.  I like the reliability and neutrality of new metal.”


Adam is a partner in the Smith Farrington Gallery in New Orleans along with Scott Smith, Director of Design for the House of Blues.  One of the elements of folk art that appeals most to Adam is that “it’s oblivious of all the false barriers” that surround more formal or traditional arts. 

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