Journeys of Transition

April 27th, 2016

13055740_824244414346188_5613549172137441133_oCheck out this great article about my artwork by writer, facilitator, and motivator for creative artists, John Hopper. He gives great insight into my artistic process and motivation. Thanks again, John.

Click the link below:

http://djohnhopper.blogspot.co.uk/2016/04/adam-collier-noel-journeys-of-transition.html?m=1

Marketplace…

October 16th, 2015

Tuff Guys 18x18I  have created a new Square Marketplace shop for selling my art. Now with a click of a button you can browse, buy, and have artwork shipped directly to your door.

https://squareup.com/market/adamcolliernoel

For a limited time enter TUMBLR10 at checkout to receive 15% off your entire order and free shipping.

Happy shopping!

Equilibrating…

October 5th, 2015

Equilibrating_BIG_smallI have had a relationship to the handstand from an early age. As a young boy I have vivid memories of my neighbor, Mr. Novotany walking on his hands from one end of his expansive yard to the other. I was mesmerized and impressed by this display of physical mastery and endurance as the neighborhood kids cheered him on.
In elementary school I was involved in gymnastics and was chosen to demonstrate a handstand for the physical education bulletin board outside the gymnasium. The gym teacher captured my handstand in profile using a Polaroid camera. It depicted the slight bend in my back and street clothes consisting of untucked shirttails and black hightop Reeboks with dangling purple laces. As a child I felt like somewhat of a celebrity having my name and image on the board and found a way to pass by the photo several times a day.
Now as an adult I continue to demonstrate my balancing abilities in my yoga practice. The yoga pose Adho Mukha Vrksasana, better known as Handstand, is an epic feat of strength, grace, courage, and beauty and is very difficult to master.
This piece ultimately represents my precarious emotional and artistic odyssey into the unknown territory of an uncharted chapter of my life. Life is full of ‘handstand’ moments when we attempt great feats of strength to which we find harmony, instability or both.

Equilibrating
50×50 inches
Photo transfer, paint, gold leaf, resin on canvas

 

Boy’s Club

June 19th, 2015

show postcard 6x6Memory, time and space are common themes explored in the work of Andrew Brown, Colby DeGraaf and Adam Collier Noel. The trio will be exhibiting their work together for the Flagler Village Artwalk Saturday, June 27th from 6:00-10:00 p.m. and Sunday, June 28th from 12:00-3:00 p.m.

For more information visit http://bit.ly/flaglerartwalk or call 317-938-8188.

IN Exodus: 1005

May 24th, 2015

In ExodusOne year ago I moved 1005 miles from my home in Indianapolis to my new South Florida address, which coincidentally is also, 1005. The subsequent work I have created features appropriated, vintage male figures all of whom I consider to be portraits of myself in various stages of flux. My newest piece In Exodus features a single repeated image of a man performing a handstand on a beach and symbolizes my geographical migration to Florida. The move from my birth place has given me many challenges and insights into my life as an artist. I equate these trials and triumphs with the exertion of a handstand; an acrobatic feat that takes practice, strength, determination, balance, precision and at any moment can come crashing down.

I have had a relationship to the handstand from an early age. As a young boy I have vivid memories of my neighbor, Mr. Novotany walking on his hands from one end of his expansive yard to the other. I was mesmerized and impressed by this display of physical mastery and endurance as the neighborhood kids cheered him on. In elementary school I was involved in gymnastics and was chosen to demonstrate a handstand for the physical education bulletin board outside the gymnasium. The gym teacher captured my handstand in profile using a Polaroid camera. It depicted the slight bend in my back and street clothes consisting of untucked shirttails and black hightop Reeboks with dangling purple laces. As a child I felt like somewhat of a celebrity having my name and image on the board and found a way to pass by the photo several times a day. Now as an adult I continue to demonstrate my balancing abilities in my yoga practice.  The yoga pose Adho Mukha Vrksasana, better known as Handstand, is an epic feat of strength, grace, courage, and beauty and is very difficult to master.

The base layers of In Exodus consist of a vintage road maps of south florida, handwritten letters of correspondence & envelops, grocery & gas receipts, and sheet music.  These items of ephemera harken back to a specific time and place and represent a Midwestern nostalgia from my upbringing. They are paired with a series of handwritten orange signs and symbols that were once used by newspaper editors to communicate to designers how an image was to be cropped, masked and placed within the newspaper layout before going to press. I have adopted and adapted this outdated dictionary of mark-making for my own artwork to represent my personal coded language as a photographer and image maker.

This piece ultimately represents my precarious artistic and emotional journey into an uncharted chapter of my life. Traveling from point A to point B can be a defining journey full of ‘handstand’ moments in which we attempt great feats of strength where we find harmony, instability or both.

Launch of Adam collier noel photography…

March 5th, 2015

imageWelcome to the launch of my new photography website www.adamcolliernoelphoto.com

The focus of my new photography venture is fitness, engagement, and lifestyle portraits. It is my intention is to celebrate individuality and diversity against the background of the Fort Lauderdale landscape.

I have been working as a freelance photographer since 2002 with experience in fine portraiture, newborn photography, real estate interiors, and professional headshots. My post-production and retouching defines my unique artistic vision and ensures clients will look their absolute best.

 

 

 

Where the boys are…

February 17th, 2015

10421282_10152533811371239_7494675888751030194_nWhere The Boys Are at Forré Fine Art Gallery features four local Fort Lauderdale contemporary artists.  

Join us February 21st for a very relaxed and fun opening featuring Fort Lauderdale’s own Adam Collier Noel, Henning Haupt, Tim Yankosky & Michael Lesh.

An opening reception and artist lecture featuring FAU School of Architecture professor and artist, Henning Haupt, is planned for Saturday from 4-7 pm. 

The ‘Happy Hour’ will feature Florida craft beer, beach inspired refreshments and the opportunity to for collectors to personally engage with the artists.

On view, February 19-March 30, 2015.

The Best Gift You Can Give…

November 12th, 2014

imageSals OkBeing able to tell a person’s story through an original piece of art is an honor and privilege I take very seriously. Personalized commissions give me the opportunity to interpret an individual’s history through an artistic lens.

Have your loved one’s legacy preserved in a beautiful one-of-a-kind creation from your cherished photographs. It makes a great gift for family and friends this holiday season.

I am now taking commissions on a first come, first serve basis. Sizes and prices available upon request.

Vote for me…

September 4th, 2014

Endless PulchritudeEndless Pulchritude: Loading is my entry for the 2014 BOMBAY SAPPHIRE Artisan Series.

Vote for me every day through November 9, 2014 and I could receive a showing at Scope Art Fair Miami Beach in December.

VOTE NOW: https://www.bombayartisan.com/submission/show/9128

 

Debut…

July 29th, 2014

I Can't WaitLast Saturday was my big South Florida debut.  Fellow artist, Henning Haupt (henninghaupt.com) was kind enough to allow me to share his studio for the Flagler Village Art Walk.  It was incredibly fulfilling to see all of my recently produced artwork hanging in one space.  The response to the show was wonderful and I met so many inspiring people.

In addition, I had two pieces in the Rossetti Gallery’s Annual Summer Heat exhibit.  Many thanks to the the Tom Rossetti and Wissam Elghoul for awarding me Best In Show.  All of the artwork was amazing, and I was lucky to be among such a talented group of artists.

The winning piece:
I CAN’T WAIT
Mixed Media on panel
24×24 inches
Available at Tomrossetti.com