Speaking Event 5-6PM : FREE Admission
Funk n Waffles

Show Reception 6-10PM : FREE Admission
Show run: 11.4.21-11.9.21
Stay Fresh Gallery

STAY FRESH GALLERY 108 Wyoming St. Syracuse NY 13204

Time to let the cat out of the bag on this season’s Stay Fresh Artist Series. Next, up to bat for the Stay Fresh Artist/Speaker Series is our homie from Los Angeles, the one and only Jillian Adel.

“The world around us is full of Death. This has always been true, but it is especially heightened in our recent times of deep aloneness, awakening to truths we haven’t wanted or weren’t able to see, and rupture of everything around us. As our communities experience growing pains—shifting, re-configuring, some disappearing—so too do we experience these processes with our belief systems, identities and our many flavors of relationships. For some, this experience has involved a very literal reckoning with Death, and therefore, also with Love, Abundance, and Healing. For this is the nature of Opposites. What happens in the liminal space between polarities? What does it mean to exist with contradiction as your birthright? How do we satiate our obsession for Life and Living in our current state?

The Opposite of Death is the second collection by Los Angeles-based artist and activist, Jillian Adel, that explores what happens to the relationships with ourselves and each other as those who exist in the name of Life reckon with what it means to live in a world ruled by those who worship Death. Through her language-based art, her mission is to be in Radical Observation, to engage with primal, often shadowed, themes, to create an aberration from reactivity and chaos, and to connect us through the complex, intimate, often messy corners of our hearts.”

Design, Artist, Activist, and an all-around super rad female we’re pretty lucky to have this inspiring designer rolling into Syracuse to hang. Jillian will discuss her work, activism, and life adventures on November 5th, 5 pm at Funk n Waffles, followed by an opening reception of her show “The Opposite of Death” at the Stay Fresh Gallery. 

Pop over to Jillian’s Instagram or website for a taste of her work & start preparing yourself for the typographic storytelling & sensual sex-positive visual world of Jillian Adel. The show will be up 11/4-11/9 but keep eye on the blog for other ways to catch Jillian while she’s in town.


Speaking Event:
November 5th • Funk ‘n Waffles Syracuse, NY
Doors: 4:30pm
Event: 5pm

Opening Reception:
November 5th • Stay Fresh
6pm -10:00pm
Gallery Hours: M-T 5-8 | Sat 4-9.

Beverages: Brooklyn Brewery in the House!
Covid Protocol? All attendees must wear a mask unless you are vaccinated, drinking, or eating.