ADA Gallery is pleased to present an exhibit of new paintings by artist, sculptor and furniture maker Sean Samoheyl. Samoheyl’s latest series, Hugs, will be on view from Friday, June 7 (7-9 pm) through June 29, 2019.
Sean Samoheyl (American, b. 1974) attended The Art Institute of Chicago before he decided to leave the city in order to pursue an art practice outside of the contemporary academic art world - a decision which was influenced in part by his conversations with artist Kerry James Marshall. In 2001, Samoheyl moved to the Twin Oaks Community, an ecovillage and intentional community focused on income sharing and non-violent egalitarianism, located in Louisa County, Virginia. Here, he acquired an extensive knowledge of folk art and crafts, including quiltmaking, spinning, and fiber arts, as well as woodworking and furniture design.
Samoheyl’s work has previously been exhibited at Heaven Gallery (Chicago, IL), Front Room Gallery (Cleveland, OH), Cinders Gallery (Brooklyn, NY), Second Street Gallery and Nature Gallery (both Charlottesville, VA), as well as the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. He has been featured as a furniture craftsman at the Richmond Folk Festival and was awarded a Virginia Folklife Fellowship as a master of traditional chair-building. In 2017, he received a Maker-Creator Fellowship from the Winterthur Museum, Garden and Library (Winterthur, DE). His upcoming show at ADA Gallery will be his fourth time showing at the gallery.