Works by Samuel T. Adams
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.