February 16, 2024–March 24, 2024

Alex McAdoo and Silvia Muleo’s paintings converge upon a shared fascination with the refraction of light and its transformative potential in distorting reality. Their respective explorations delve into the historical, cultural, and philosophical dimensions of art, and relate to their personal experiences learning and working within art institutions both in the US and abroad. As they navigate the interplay between the tangible and the intangible, McAdoo and Muleo provoke contemplation on the malleability of perception and the fluidity of truth.

Alex McAdoo was born in 1987 in Bellingham, WA, and currently resides in Los Angeles, CA. He received his BFA in graphic design from The University of Utah in 2013 and his MFA in painting from The Rhode Island School of Design in 2019. McAdoo has mounted recent solo exhibitions at Martha’s Austin in Austin, TX (2023); and Calderón Gallery in New York City, NY (2022). His recent group exhibitions include Poetics of Relatability at Aicon Contemporary (2024); LA Dreams 3: Light Touch at CFHILL, Stockholm (2022); Silver Daze at Shin Haus, New York City, NY (2021); and We’re Just Havin’ Fun at Bill Brady Gallery, Los Angeles, CA (2021).

Silvia Muleo was born in Pisa, Italy, in 1998. She got an MFA at the School of Visual Arts after completing a BFA in Painting at the Academy of Fine Arts in Florence. Her work derives from her experience of growing up online and offline, cultivating relationships and identities in these merging realities. Muleo has participated in several exhibitions in commercial and non-profit spaces in the U.S. and Italy, including group shows at Ki Smith Gallery (New York, 2023), New Collectors (New York, 2022), and Centro Expò Comuni (Florence Regional Palace, 2021).

Opening reception:
Friday, February 16, 6-8pm
191 Henry St, 10002