Threshold, 2018, by Adam Liam Rose '17
Site-responsive installation in The Skirt, Ortega y Gasset Projects; wooden panels, paint, plaster, paper, beeswax, mixed media, 22’ x 4’ 8” x 10’

Alumnus Adam Liam Rose '17 Exhibits Site-Specific Installation at Ortega Y Gasset Projects

October 22, 2018

Visual Arts alumnus Adam Liam Rose '17 is currently exhibiting a site-specific installation at Ortega Y Gasset Projects in The Skirt, the collective’s dedicated space for site-specific installations. Entitled Threshold, the installation will run from through December 2, 2018 in Gowanus, Brooklyn.  


Threshold is an installation consisting of a tunnel constructed of collapsible frames, paper, and beeswax. The installation “turns the gallery’s entryway into an underground “safe” space or shelter, continuing the artist’s exploration of physical, economic, and social accessibility within space, and pointing to invisible systems that create limited access,” according to the gallery's website. Rose is interested in “highlighting the failures of infrastructure and of the language of inclusion within art spaces and other sites of public exchange.”


Ortega Y Gasset Projects is a non-profit artist-run curatorial collective and exhibition space that aims to “work without specific intentions of commercial profit or an explicit curatorial ideology” and “provoke interpretation and dialogue and bolster artistic community,” according to their mission statement.  


Rose is an Israeli-born interdisciplinary artist working through the mediums of sculpture, photography, video, and installation. Raised in the United States, Rose’s work “investigate[s] the aesthetic systems of power embedded within architecture,” according to his website.  He draws inspiration from the political realities of Israel/Palestine as well as the United States.


Rose has exhibited at national museums and institutions including the Jewish Museum (New York, NY), the Chicago Artists Coalition (Chicago, IL), Javits Convention Centre (New York, NY), Mana Contemporary (Chicago, IL), Sullivan Galleries (Chicago, IL), and the Pfizer Building (New York, NY), to name a few. He was a fellow at the Art & Law Program in New York, a recipient of an Artis Contemporary Residency Grant, and was awarded artist residencies at the Bemis Center for Contemporary Art (Omaha, NE), Ox-Bow School of Art (Saugatuck, MI), A-Z West: Institute of Investigative Living (Joshua Tree, CA), the Vermont Studio Center (Johnson, VT) and the Chicago Artists Coalition's HATCH Residency (Chicago, IL).