Denise Bibro Fine Art, 529 West 20th Street, 4W, Chelsea, NYC, is pleased to announce its second exhibition in its new project space, PLATFORM: hairwork by Lindsey Adams Adelman: drawings and video.

Crafting her pieces entirely through her utilization of human hair, Adelman is able to connect to her subjects with a unique intimacy. After the collection of her subject’s hair, she painstakingly winds them into spools of “thread.” In a sense, Adelman is a modern seamstress of the human condition. With each intricate loop she sews she is able to establish a narrative history between her subjects’ lives and personal stories. Each of her works then takes on a representation of a new “self,” or identity through her creation. There is a certain closeness that can only be reached through the physicality here—a labor of love that no other artistic medium could provide.

Adelman’s work also brings to mind how society places value upon those individuals closest to us. In one instance, Adelman was commissioned by a family who recently lost a child, and her work served as a bridge between their sorrow and cherished remembrance of their loved one. Taking what some would view as “discards,” Ms. Adelman gives them a second life.

A graduate of the Rhode Island School of Design, Adelman’s design work has been recently featured in The New York Times, Paper Magazine and included in the book New Style, and Young Designers: Americas. Lindsey lives with her husband Ian, and son Finn, in Brooklyn, NY.

There will be a reception for the artist on Thursday, October 11th from 6-8pm.

For more information or high resolution images please email

Click here to view hairwork video.

Lindsey Adams Adelman

October 11 - November 3, 2007
Opens October 11, 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM

Installation Views



Lindsey Adams Adelman, Stay, 2007


Lindsey Adams Adelman, Keep, 2007


Lindsey Adams Adelman, Miss, 2007


Lindsey Adams Adelman, Save, 2007

hairwork video still

Lindsey Adams Adelman, hairwork video still, 2007

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