Thursday, January 06, 2011

John M. Adams @ Atheneum

John M. Adams / Finding Zero
January 6 through February 27, 2011
Opening Reception / Sunday, January 9, 4:00 to 6:00 pm (free)

John M. Adams' work activates the perceptual connection between artist, object (or environment), and viewer. The paintings reflect a meditative process of repetitive mark making through the transparent layers of subtle atmospheric and textured surfaces. These chaotic marks are juxtaposed with the structure of a regulated rhythm of horizontal lines.  The combination resonates with a quiet vibration that propels the viewer into an image whose color scheme and composition remain ambiguously familiar, as if from an incomplete memory that is nonetheless vivid.

Above: Detail: "Seep," 2009, 20" x 17", oil and acrylic on birch panel

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