Justin Adian’s solo exhibition is presented at the Blackston gallery; this is a series of abstract, shaped, protrusive oil paintings on canvas tightly stretched over foam. A beautiful presentation of his precise and experimental command of form, proportion and composition, the surfaces are painted in monochromatic hues of varying degrees of brightness and sheen; most pieces are comprised of two or more distinctively shaped elements to form a single cohesive figure. Adian’s paintings embody a pioneering, punk rock spirit, demonstrating an effervescence, looseness and playfulness in their unique composition and unexpected colors.