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Adriano Costa @ David Kordansky

PHOTOGRAPHY /

Courtesy of
David Kordansky
Gallery

Installation views &
Individual works,
Brian Forrest

Adriano's portrait,
Mendes Wood DM

CREDITS /

August 10, 2016

2-TIMES · Art
Adriano Costa,
DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry
@ David Kordansky Gallery
— 

Holding up a mirror 
to the social divisions, 
the pervasive dread, 
and the paradoxical 
fallen beauty that 
characterize life in 
the first quarter of 
the 21st century.” 

Themes: 
Uneasy contradiction
&
slack humor. 

Adriano's practice: 
Equal parts digital
collage, political
commentary,
studio painting,
and agitprop-style
provocation –
Costa incorporates
his surroundings
at every turn,
whether that means
responding to the
news dominating
the media, reacting
to the environments
in which his work
is shown, or making
use of objects he
acquires as he moves
through a given city. 

‘DearMeatCutsDevilMayCry’: 
Is the São Paolo-
based artist's first
solo exhibition in
the United States,
reflecting the
booming and broken
dream-state that
is Los Angeles,
the political and
economic disasters
facing Brazil at a
moment when it
is very much on
the world stage
(via the 2016 Rio
Olympics), and, 
the perennially
decaying cornucopia
of information that
is the Internet

On view at: 
David Kordansky Gallery 

5130 W. Edgewood Pl,
Los Angeles, CA 90019,
United States. 

Closes: 
August 27, 2016.