For many years I’ve admired the octopus shaped chandeliers by Adam Wallacavage. Although over time I’ve attended several exhibits featuring his work in both Los Angeles at Corey Helford Gallery and New York at Jonathan Levine Projects, he’s always seemed like an enigma behind the work. So I asked him a few questions to get to know him better:
The Gone Cat: Who are some artists (past or present) that you admire?
Adam Wallacavage: There are so many but I suppose I should list ones that really made an impact on me throughout my life, as in they may or may not be my favorites but were influential. Frank Frazetta, Salvador Dali, Antoni Gaudi, Pee Wee Herman, Herman Munster, Charles Addams, Liz McGrath, Camille Rose Garcia, I can’t list them all.
GC: What’s your favorite city and town and why?
AW: It would be Philadelphia but if La Jolla Cove was located within City Limits and there was a mountain and more of the old architecture. And a bunch of Antoni Gaudi structures and throw in half of Paris and London’s Soho district. And New Orleans French Quarter. And fog from San Francisco. AND a Redwood forest of course.
GC: Your favorite gallery or art museum in that city?
AW: Louvre Museum!
GC: A recent exhibit you viewed that inspired you?
AW: Kustom Kulture 2 Huntington Beach Art Center 2013
GC: If you could have a dinner party with any 3 artists past/present fictional or real, who would you choose and what would you serve for dinner?
AW: Pee Wee Herman, Morticia Addams, Herman Munster. Spaghetti for dinner.