Thomas Robertello Gallery is pleased to present Disco Ball in the Woods, a video by Chicago based artist Adam Ekberg August 4 – September 4, 2007.

Adam Ekberg’s photographs and video work record the existential spiritual presence of the self through the thoughtful staging of ephemeral events. The work navigates secret wormholes of the universe, gathering mystical evidence that is reflected back to the viewer through the refraction of light, extraordinarily tenuous and illogical circumstances, and singularly concentrated imagery. This distillation produces a body of work comprised of formal compositions that are at once visionary and accessible. Ekberg’s simplicity of means allows each image to communicate the profound in the everyday. His imparted artistic ideals imbue each image with a gentle understanding that allows the viewer to experience the extraordinary in the ordinary, elevating perception and wisdom with the selflessness of an evolved yogi or spiritual being.

Disco Ball in the Woods is a video created in 2006. It is a 4 ½ minute loop picturing an impishly magical scenario comprised of an out-of-place disco ball on a snowy mountaintop in Maine reflecting an artificial light source at dusk. Its illogical presence is hardly questionable given the sheer beauty of the sparkling light dancing on the snow. Ekberg’s video is mesmerizing and meditative, ultra-hip and timeless.

Adam Ekberg received an MFA in photography from the School of the Art Institute in 2006. His work has been exhibited in Chicago at the Contemporary Art Workshop, Bridge Art Fair, Fifty/50 Gallery, and Gallery 2 among other venues.

Press

Saatchi blog

Time Out Chicago by Jeremy Ohmes

Flavorpill Chicago by Audrey Mast

Chicago Sun Times by Kevin Nance (text)

Adam Ekberg

Disco ball in the woods - Window Video Installation
August 4 - September 4, 2007
Opens August 4, 9:00 PM - 11:00 PM

Works

A disco ball on the mountaintop

Adam Ekberg, A disco ball on the mountaintop, 2005


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