Derrick Adams is pumped to invite you to the Mother of House Parties - a Pajammy Jam on March 31st, from 7-11pm! Join us for night of performances, music by PAPI JUICE and TT the Artist, photobooth spectaculars, dancing, party spirits + bites, and of course multiple battles on our multi-colored floor!
So bring out your billiard themed jammies, your pink leopard print spandex onesies, and your silky shorts, for what will be the Slamminest Party EVER in support of Project for Empty Space.
The Pajammy Jam Party Committee is sure to bring the party- featuring Antwaun Sargent, April Hunt, Ashley Artis, Chris Miss, Ché Morales, Derrick Adams, Joakim Von Ditmar, Jill Wickenheisser, Lewis Long, Mashonda Tifrere, Medina, Newark Radio Co-Op and Randy Haze.
Special, limited edition jammy sets will be available for purchase by Derrick Adams and friends.
All proceeds from our Pajammy Jam go to support Project for Empty Space Initiatives such as:
Artists-In-Residence Program: This initiative fosters three mid-career to established artists in a one-year residency program to create socially inspired work that engages the larger Newark community.
Community Programming and Exhibitions: The exhibition space is dedicated to social change through thought-provoking and culturally relevant exhibitions, in conjunction with exciting, engaging, and inclusionary community programs. Funds will support rotating exhibitions and facilitate programs such as talks, workshops, performances, and more, free and open to the public.
Outdoor Public Art Initiatives: We feel that community engagement should happen both within the exhibition space, but also out in the public arena.
About Derrick Adams:
Project for Empty Space Board Member Derrick Adams is a multidisciplinary New York-based artist working in performance, video, sound and 2D and 3D realms. His practice focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface, exploring self image and forward projection.
A recipient of a 2009 Louis Comfort Tiffany Award, and 2014 S.J. Weiler Award, Adams received his MFA from Columbia University, BFA from Pratt Institute, and is a Skowhegan and Marie Walsh Sharpe alum.
His exhibition and performance highlights include: Greater New York '05, MoMA PS1; Open House: Working In Brooklyn '04, Brooklyn Museum of Art; PERFORMA ‘05, ‘13, ‘15; Radical Presence & The Shadows Took Shape, Studio Museum in Harlem; The Channel, Brooklyn Academy of Music; and is in the permanent collections of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, Virginia Museum of Fine Arts, and the Birmingham Museum of Art.
His work can be seen in New York at Tilton Gallery; Rhona Hoffman Gallery, Chicago; Gallerie Anne de Villepoix, Paris; and Vigo Gallery, London.