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Adrian Paci Continues his Interest in Symbolic and Cultural Rites at Peter Blum

NEW YORK, NY.- Peter Blum presents the exhibition “Adrian Paci: Gestures” opening on April 2nd, 2010 at Peter Blum Chelsea, 526 West 29th Street, New York. This will be Adrian Paci’s second exhibition with the gallery. In the exhibition Gestures Adrian Paci continues his interest in symbolic and cultural rites. Paci often focuses on brief glimpses of everyday gestures that occur during ritualistic festivities. He renders these moments ambiguous, abstract, and open to universal readings. In a new departure from his previous work, Paci plays with the painterly possibility of video while also bringing a cinematographic approach to his paintings. The show comprises two video installations—Britma and Last Gestures—four photographic light boxes, a large-scale painting on wood entitled Passages, a diptych painted on bricks, and several works on paper. In the single-channel video Britma, Paci takes one second of