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 where, because of my desire to work directly with signs and not representations, I often find my concepts in appropriation-based artworks. I focus my content on death, fear, superstition, and joy and find voice for these ideas in subject matter such as health care, climate change, talisman, and cats. Making, curating, and teaching are each parts of my broad creative practice goal: to ask people to critically consider the world around them.
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.