Design Miami 2014

Dec 3, 2014 - Dec 7, 2013 

Edward Cella Art & Architecture will present an exhibition of new ceramic vessels by Los Angeles based potter Adam Silverman at the 10th Anniversary edition of Design Miami 2014. The self-titled exhibition will be Silverman’s debut at Design Miami and comes on the heels of solo projects at the Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA and the publication of a Rizzoli monograph: Adam Silverman Ceramics.


Experimenting with form, color, and the correspondence between clay objects and architectural space, Adam Silverman will reveal his rigorous process of form making and glazing. Inspired by Silverman’s new studio in Los Angeles, the exhibition will feature Silverman’s one of a kind ceramic objects that are directly influenced by his deep connection to 20th Century Modern architecture. Trained as an architect at Rhode Island School of Design, Silverman’s practice incorporates formal, and architectural principles such as shape, scale, surface treatment, and the contesting of interior vs. exterior.


Organized by gallerist and architectural historian Edward Cella, Adam Silverman’s work will be contextualized with a curated selection of 20th and 21st Century drawings by leading architects such as Tadao Ando, Iakov Chernikhov, Frank Gehry, Rem Koolhaas, Daniel Libeskind, Frank Lloyd Wright, Erich Mendelsohn, and Lebbeus Woods. Alex Rasmussen of Neal Feay Company will design a suite of aluminum furniture, complementing the hand-made elements of ceramics and drawing.


Adam Silverman was born in New York City and received Bachelors of Fine Arts and Architecture degrees from The Rhode Island School of Design, Providence, RI. After practicing as a licensed architect in Los Angeles, he turned his long-term hobby of ceramics into a full-time career as a potter in 2002. Silverman creates ceramic pots, sculptures, and site specific installations that examine the theatricality of installation. He has produced solo exhibitions at Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX (in collaboration with Architect Nader Tehrani); Laguna Art Museum, Laguna Beach, CA; Tomio Koyama Gallery, Tokyo, Japan; Edward Cella Art + Architecture, Los Angeles, CA; Kimbell Art Museum, Fort Worth, TX; Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles, CA; High Desert Test Sites, Yucca Valley, CA. His work is included in the collection of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles, CA; Museum of Contemporary Craft, Portland, OR; and The Nasher Sculpture Center, Dallas, TX.