Art and Math with Ryan Adams


Ryan Adams, he of the heartbreak, the (former) Tumblr and concert outbursts, and the incessant songwriting, has put his thoughts into pictures for his first solo show of paintings at Morrison Hotel Gallery. The gallery’s Bowery location is a fitting nod to Adams prolific and sometimes troubled past as a musician, which saw him leave his North Carolina roots to bring his particular brand of alt-country rock to the mean streets of New York.

Notably, two weeks before the opening on September 23, Adams was installed as the gallery’s first “artist in residence,” creating a new body of work that was auctioned off to benefit Housing Works Bookstore Cafe, a charity dedicated to fighting AIDS and homelessness. The show is up until October 15, and we’ve got a preview after the jump.

Bonus: we’ve crunched some numbers to figure out a master rubric for scoring your own gallery residency, affectionately titled The Ryan Adams Equation.

As follows:

Now, on to the images:

Ryan, we love you. Call us if you want another blogging gig.