Adam Mysock

Inside Artists' Heads

Share on Nextdoor
Adam Mysock

Adam Mysock

Adam Mysock, coordinator of ArtWorks' MuralWorks program, appears in two local shows this summer: Manifest Gallery's annual Magnitude 7 exhibition of small works through July 3 and Dicere Gallery's Exquisite Drawing, July 12-Aug. 16. Here are a few things that motivate this engaging artist. (Tamera Lenz Muente)

John Henry. Here's a man who lived and died because of his resolute devotion to manual skill, a man who spent his entire life perfecting his craft. This tall tale has always given me confidence to devote my time to a discipline as traditional as painting.

The Art Spirit by Robert Henri: A collection of the writings of a Cincinnati native, this book emphasizes absolute conviction and purpose in every artistic action. Living up to such righteous principles in every painting is difficult, but it's a worthy venture.

We Shall Overcome: The Seeger Sessions by Bruce Springsteen. I play this CD a lot when I paint. It reminds me of the Folk traditions my work stems from while simultaneously demonstrating that storytelling is still alive.

The Adventures of Pete and Pete. Watching this Nickelodeon show when I was young exposed me to the concept that sometimes credibility doesn't solely rely on the real world. Sometimes plausibility should be left to an image's internal logic.

"Woman Holding a Jug" by James A. Porter. I find something about this painting to be efficiently beautiful. The painting's style is looser than my own, but it possesses an amazing stability and grace. It's the level of quality I aim for.

ARTICULATIONS highlights things important to local artists

Scroll to read more News Feature articles


Join CityBeat Newsletters

Subscribe now to get the latest news delivered right to your inbox.