Haven’t we all wondered what it would be like to be home alone and loving it? Adam Sender has done just that. His “Pop-Up Exposition” at one of his homes in North Miami Beach, FL houses his first art expo called “Home Alone” featuring his personally owned art that he loves, appreciates, and recently displayed for himself and others to enjoy.
Sender’s Curator, Sarah Aibel, managed this project for him. Adam Sender’s collection of art totals over 1000 pieces of original artwork by such well-known artists as Cindy Sherman, Matthew Barney, Diana Al-Hadid, Jim Lamble, Richard Price and Chris Ofili, to name just a handful of superb artists. The Home Alone exhibit consists of 70 items.
Curator, Sarah, discussed during an interview with the Observer that this exhibit was a little different in planning as the display area is a residence, although empty, it is a little different than you would expect. The display area measured 5,000 square feet of space in a vacant home belonging to the Senders, including closets, kitchen, bathrooms, etc. The exhibit is beautiful and very creative. Sarah selected artwork that worked with each room and added drama to the homes features.
A sample of dramatic exhibition in a residence setting was one of Richard Price’s “Spiritual America” photographs of Brooke Shields, as a child with loads of makeup on as children will do, standing in a bathtub nude. This piece, of course, is hanging on a wall in a bathroom, in the bathtub. Close your eyes and you can visualize this setting. Not provocative for Richard Price, but as usual, extremely controversial as Price’s artistic talents wander. Throughout the home, are other artworks displayed in settings that draw you into exposing the talent of the artist.
The Home Alone exhibit coincided with the 46th Edition of Art Basel Exhibition in June this year. Art Basel is monumental in size, drawing crowds of serious viewers of art. The Basel Exhibition was organized by Jetzer and is a marriage between curators, the fair, and the art dealers bringing awareness to the public that galleries really promote artists and have a responsibility to the artists. Fergus McCaffrey cleverly puts the galleries purpose in perspective saying that the gallery shows the work of artists so its historic value can grow. Put a little more simply by Jack Shainman, ‘If you don’t believe in the work you’re presenting, then you can’t do much for the artist.’ Amen.
Having Adam Sender’s “Home Alone” exhibition during the same period as the Art Basel Exhibition wasn’t competitive, but informative. The stage was set for the dramatic, the futuristic, and contemporary. Possibly “Home Alone 2” is in the works, we can only hope to see and hear more about the huge art collection of Adam Sender.