Sound, Color, and Form: the Improvisatory Art of Adam Bosse

New Exhibition at Nina's Nook
125A Avenue A, March 14-May 5
Artist reception: Sunday afternoon, April 14.

"Nina’s Nook is pleased to present “Spontaneous Combustion: The Improvisatory Art of Adam Bosse,” during March and April. Bosse is exhibiting some of the visual art that he has created since the fall of 2017, work that he feels visually represents the work he has done as an improvising musician. It is his first gallery show in the area.

Adam Bosse is a local electric guitarist and music educator at the Northampton Community Music Center, teaching guitar as well as group courses on blues performance, ukulele choir, and most notably, free-form improvisation. For the past decade, he has been active in the Western Massachusetts music scene, performing, improvising and recording with a number of local artists. He currently performs with his noise rock guitar and drum duo Fred Cracklin, and the free jazz group 23 Ensemble.

Says Bosse, “In the fall of 2017, I had randomly decided to buy a pack of canvases, and some acrylic paints. It felt like my built experience in playing improvised music had suddenly triggered a need to get these spontaneous energies out into the visual world. I was automatically hooked, and within a few months started exploring a variety of tools and mediums that I could use to create paintings, drawings, and digital collages. “

Experimenting musically, he became obsessively fascinated with the different sound “colors” a guitar could make (feedback, effected sounds, prepared guitar sounds, etc). Artistically, he also became fascinated with how colors and lines could interact with each other, blending into other strange colors and textures that were bigger than the small components, creating a finalized piece from spontaneous activity. "

Ensemble and Fred Cracklin, accessible to gallery goers through a scannable QR code displayed with the artwork, or played on the gallery speaker system. Open Thurs-Friday, noon-6pm. Saturday Noon-5pm, Sunday 1-4pm.

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