Cloud Burst Advisory


The New Human Agenda.
Adam Martin An Appeal To Dirt.
Dachi Cole and Lynn Randolph The Secret Body.
Eric Schmid with Mattea Landry Schmitten.
Alex Mackin Dolan The Crudelo Sphere.
Jake Cruzen Keep It Love.


Adam Martin,
An Appeal To Dirt

CloudBurst H.Q.
October 15th - November 15th.

Press Release

"and rabbits will always need tricks." ‘said Buckthorn,
"No," said a new voice from the further end of the hall, beyond Cowslip. "Rabbits need dignity and, above all, the will to accept their fate." (16.11-2)’
-Watership Down

Imagine A trap. What does it look like? How does it work? The trick to it is that you only ever see it once. 

But Now imagine it as it appears across every stage of life, again and again. Because there ARE a million in its likeness. Whatever your personal hell, your trauma What you think you own is hidden inside each and every pocket of the popular conscience. And what truly does belong to you, you might never find. 

War. It's a condition. A state of being. A monopoly on infinity basically. There's nothing other than it. Taking war as a basic context, themes of deceit self-destruction and trauma are positioned in a narrative.

An Appeal to Dirt is a collection of new work by Adam Martin for his first solo exhibition. Drawing from personal experience and observation, he cycles through iterations of the ‘trap’ as it appears across various cultural stages and pockets of the popular conscious. Against the backdrop of a fictional war, themes of deceit self-destruction and trauma are the driving forces of a narrative populated with existing and often familiar characters.



Chrome Hearts War Tent, 2017
wood, cotton fabric, spray paint.




Chrome Hearts War Tent (detail), 2017
wood, cotton fabric, spray paint.




Fascist Fur Flag, 2017
faux fur.




Trap Memorial, 2017
donuts on string.




Pilot Gloves, 2017
faux fur, medal.




Pilot Gloves (detail), 2017
faux fur, medal.




Pilot Gloves (detail), 2017
faux fur, medal.




Dissection, 2017
watercolor on paper.




Holly Madison ignoring Cadet Fiver (leaving despite warning), 2017
watercolor on paper.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket, 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket, 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket (detail), 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket (detail), 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket (detail), 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket (detail), 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket (detail), 2017
wool, custom military medals.




Chief Rabbit Decorated Jacket (detail), 2017
wool custom military medals.




Sad Attempt to Mend The Past (Flag), 2017
faux fur




The Scream, 2017
watercolor on paper, black wood frame, bomb war medal.