2000 - Present: ..........................................................................................ARTIST STATEMENT

 



Ruined Landscapes (series)

A series of hazmat clean-up crews added into vintage landscape paintings found in thrift stores, antique shops, and flea markets.
2016
Click here to see them all.

 



RBC Canadian Painting Competition

Check out the painting submissions Adornato submitted to the prestigious art competition that made national headlines in 2015
Click here to read all about it.

 

#MYPROTEST

A performance and mixed media art project that expored the act of protesting, protest culture, and new social media trends. This art series and Adornato himself were the subject of a 7-page RCMP investigation.
2014 - 2016
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Homemade Instruments

After learning, and becoming bored of normal instruments, Adornato decided to make his own unique one-of-a-kind creations, and eventually formed the band: The Dead Canaries.
Click here to see and learn more.

 



NONE OF THE ABOVE Party (NOTA)

In 2001, Adornato created the NOTA party as part of a performance art project in his final year of University at NSCAD. Little did he know then that he's be running for the party in the 2018 Ontario provincial elections..

 

Antique Hoarding

Between 2010 and 2016 Adornato collected and restored hundreds of pieces of furniture and electronics from the late 1800s and very early 1900s in his 5 bedroom bungalow in Hull, QC. He later purged the collection and sold the house.

 

Monsanto Farming

Reclaimed techno-bits, reclaimed wood.
36" x 24

 



hunting dissent (series of 30 pieces)

click the thumbnail to view the whole series of mounted protester heads using real antlers, and animal furs.

2011-2015

 

progress derailed

materials: 1940s Marx toy train,1913 Cunard Line frame, reclaimed wood, LED lights, antique radio parts.
40" x 30"
2011

 



"Has Anyone Seen This Guy's Dad?"

materials:1970s space toys, 1960s crucifix, reclaimed wood, LED lights, vintage found objects in antique frame.
32" x 29"
2011-2012

 

 

1930's MP3 radio boomboxes

Between 2010 and 2015 Adornato made 30 MP3 boomboxes from antique wood radios that he collected, refinished, and restored.

Picture of most of them coming soon.

 


electric witch and terrorist detector

materials: vacuum tubes, 1930 wood speaker shell, vintage cidrcuit boards, found objects, frequency noises.
12" x 11" x 8"
2011

deer dresser

materials: Deer antlers, fox fur, vintage Singer sewing machine drawers, reclaimed wood.
2013

 

 



iForgot (about those tunes)

materials: 1910 telephone playing over 500 songs from 1920-1940
10" x 12" x 6"
2011

Transistors fell from the sky in 1947

materials: Vintage pressure gauge, antique electric mechanism, WW2 era vacuum tube, old metal bits, on reclaimed wood.
2013




the only thing that matters, relatively speaking

materials: vintage space toys, antique electric wall plugs, vintage RCA logo, old screws and bits, Einstein formulas lasered into reclaimed wood.
2013


space oddity (series)

materials:1970s Buck Rogers figurine, phonograph tag, mounted on century-old reclaimed wood in antique frame.
8" x 10"
2012

 




future shock

materials: Buck Rogers toy, WW2 era vacuum tube, early 1900s pocket watch on century old wood.
2013

 

ReBirth of the Cool

materials: vintage siren horn, antique radio push-button mechanism, on century-old reclaimed wood, in antique frame.
24 x 18
2011

 

 

toxic energy

materials: mercury filled antique heater, vintage hazmat figurine, relaimed woods.
12" x 16"
2013

 

surveillance species

materials: shark jaw, 1910 kodak lens, video of my eye, on century-old reclaimed burl wood in antique frame
17" x 14"
2011

 

United We Spend (part 2)

materials: $50 bills (CAD) on canvas
size: 24" x 36"
date: 2006

 

 

What's It Worth? / United We Spend (part 1)

materials: $50 and $5 bills (CAD) on canvas
size: 24" x 36"
date: 2002

 

In God We Trust

A video mashup of television footage and found videos on the internet of The US war on Iraq, and the removal of Suddam Hussien. *graphic content

Length: 10 mins
2006

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

 

 

State of the Union

Video: Mash-Up - Remix
Length: 10 mins
date: 2002

WATCH ON YOUTUBE

 

 

The Y2K Bug: A red herring.

A series of performance art videos featuring Adornato dressed up in a quazi-hazmat space suit, leading the None of The Above Party, a pro-cloning political party in Canada.

1999-2001

 

Please Stand By

Shortly after January 1st, 2000 - while attending Fine Art school at Fanshawe College in London, Ontario, Adornato became woke.