Paradise of Greenery (2016)
Paradise of Greenery is a series of works reintepreting a mural on sections of the West Bank barrier wall located on route 443, near Jerusalem. Likely completed by an official govement contractor, the mural shows an idyllic green landscape and blue skies revealed through an aqueduct.  The mural is painted in a way that is reminiscent of a land from cartoons and video games such as Road Runner, or the Super Mario Brothers. In creating these works, I was  interested in how the mural creates flawed and problematic adoration of "place" through its abstraction-or the violence of abstraction. To learn more, check out my research video on Vimeo
Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery. Image Description: A sculpture of an 8 foot by 4 foot room on wheels. viewed from the front, there is a green ramp that reaches from the front edge of the room to the middle of the back wall. The top section of the room has a window with a ceramic cactus on the ledge. The entire top half of the room is painted blue. With the green ramp and the blue wall and window,  the room looks like a landscape of green pastures and blue skies. The entrance to the room is a large sheet of plywood in the shape of an orange archway.  The sculpture was created by imagining what the mural on the Israeli Separation Barrier would look like in 3 dimensions

Installation at the Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY. Plywood, window, wheels, house paint, lights, ceramic. 8 x 4 x 8.5 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

Installation at the Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY. Plywood, window, wheels, house paint, lights, ceramic. 8 x 4 x 8.5 feet. 2016.

Installation at the Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY. Plywood, window, wheels, house paint, lights, ceramic. 8 x 4 x 8.5 feet. 2016.

Installation at the Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, New York, NY. Plywood, window, wheels, house paint, lights, ceramic. 8 x 4 x 8.5 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

Adam Liam Rose - Paradise of Greenery

In-Response: Unorthodox event at the Jewish Museum, New York, NY. Pink insulation foam, painted bead curtain, house paint. 10 x 10 feet. 2016.

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