DISPLAY: Cloaked In The Proprieties Of The Culture Game
DISPLAY: Cloaked In The Proprieties Of The Culture Game is a site-responsive installation exploring the relationship between cultural representation and defining political empowerment as aestheticized self-representation.
Installed in the front window of the gallery facilitates a context for presenting the forms as objects while also suggesting function; through a juxtaposition of iconic signifiers - a component of ethnicity and culture as a medium - displayed on the interior and exterior surface, the work can be viewed as painting, sculpture or wearable object. Viewers have the option to connect visual relationships that question the dynamics of cultural consumption, commerce and the presence of dual identities embracing conflict as well as resolution.
Adams is a multidisciplinary New York–based artist whose practice is rooted in Deconstructivist philosophies and the formation and perception of ideals attached to objects, colors, textures, symbols and ideologies. His work focuses on the fragmentation and manipulation of structure and surface while exploring the shape-shifting force of popular culture. Through various modes of material and physical application, he extracts substance and depth, drawing out the essence of the human subject in its environment.
Learning functions as both subject and object in Adams’ work, which derive from impressionable experiences associated with iconography from American culture, television programming and an interest in the institutional critique of cultural perspectives in contemporary art.
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