Works by Samuel T. Adams

Beacon, 2015
Beacon, 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvas, wood structure 48 x 39 inches

Cowhand, 2015
Cowhand, 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvases, wood structures 76 x 48 inches

Wanton, 2015
Wanton, 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvases, wood structures, hand-sewn patch 60 x 35 inches

Slender Sphinx, 2015
Slender Sphinx, 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvases, wood structures 48 x 32 inches

Sticky Fingers, 2016
Sticky Fingers, 2016

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvases, wood structures 65.5 x 58 inches

Ignis Fatuus (I), 2013
Ignis Fatuus (I), 2013

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvas, wood structures 58 x 48 inches

Cheetah Brand, 2015
Cheetah Brand, 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvas, wood structure 48 x 39 inches

Traffic Control, 2015
Traffic Control, 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvases, wood structures 44 x 27 inches

Hull (II), 2015
Hull (II), 2015

Acrylic and carborundum on re-stretched canvases, wood structures 80 x 46 inches

Samuel T. Adams

Born in 1980, Cincinnati, Ohio.

Lives and works in Brooklyn, NY.

 

Using handmade wood structures on the verso of each multi-paneled work as a matrix, and essentially exposing the reversal of a painting, Adams’ works are composed of iconic sculptural assemblages that combine tropes and beams, collections of objects resembling spears, clovers, and arrows, imagery that morphs into a labyrinth of lexicons. The inner workings and their myriad of labor-laden processes dictate the eventual reveal, from sculpture reversed into painting via a form of primitive printmaking. The mysterious yet certainly destructive process - evidenced by holes and tears in the canvas - further underscores the cryptic imagery and their derivations. 

 

Samuel T. Adams received his MFA from School of Visual Arts in New York in 2009. His site-specific solo show, Agapē Agape, at Dutton, New York in 2015 received outstanding critical attention, and was followed by the solo exhibition By Night with Torch and Spear at Dutton's storefront gallery on Forsyth winter 2016. Adams' work has been included in numerous group exhibitions including David Shelton, Houston; Left Field, San Luis Obispo; Fitzroy Gallery, New York; ZieherSmith, New York; Regina Rex, New York; and Contemporary Arts Center, Cincinnati. Recent press includes pieces in Frontrunner Magazine, PAPER Magazine, Hyperallergic, Artinfo, and The L Magazine.

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