I carry at least one lucky penny in my left pocket at all times. It might not actually bring me luck, but as a site of potential yet superstitious energy, it does make me feel better. The works I create in my artistic practice are equally imbued with an internal power. My goal is to detourn and elevate the common to surprising heights while simultaneously creating a space for the magical to seem everyday.
In my studio, I work from concept to object. My ideas dictate the materials and forms from which, because of my desire to work directly with objects themselves rather than pictorial representations of these objects, I often create appropriation-based artworks. Meaning, then, is created through the combination of connotations within and between the objects, images, titles, and materials taken from everyday life in order to provide an accessible point of entry. In all of my work I would like my viewers to reflect on what these four elements mean in combination with one another. In this way, I am asking viewers to become active participants in the meaning making process.
Adam lives in Baltimore, Maryland, where he co-founded and co-curates, with Allison Yasukawa, for the residential art space, Lease Agreement. He is also the Gallery Director and an Adjunct Instructor at Hood College.