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Artist ID: 2547

The artist focuses on the theme of gardens as places with multiple functions and a privileged relationship to nature that he realizes with drawings, paintings, photographs, prints, artist books, and installations. Presented are three recent drawings from the series, garden 75: piccet (a root of the word thicket). These intimately scaled (6.5 X 4.5") works on paper enlist colored and graphite pencil. piccet is guided by a range of rule-based systems with often limited marks and colors that quickly get out of hand. While flirting with allusions to the macro/microscopic, this massing of information hints more to patterns of growth, be it fecundity or decay. Built upon repetitions and ruptures, these piccet drawings serve as small representations of diverse operations rather than a conscious picture of a place.

Born to southern parents in upstate New York, Brad Adams earned his BFA in Painting at the Tyler School of Art, Temple University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, and MFA at Yale University, New Haven, Connecticut. Works on paper will soon be included in the upcoming 33rd National Drawing & Print Exhibition at Notre Dame of Maryland University in Baltimore, the MACAA Members Virtual Exhibition at Slippery Rock University of Pennsylvania, and Positive/Negative 37 National Juried Art Exhibition at East Tennessee State University. Currently he has works on paper from a new series in the juried group exhibition Our Neighborhood 12th Annual International Juried Exhibition at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke. Adams has served as a Cultural Specialist for the U. S. State Department in Moldova, Syria, and Bosnia-Herzegovina. Currently a tenured member of the faculty at Berry College in northwest Georgia, he coordinates exhibitions and programs for the Moon Gallery and teaches painting, drawing, printmaking, and the history of art.

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